Following the record-breaking sale of the Rolex Ref. 6239 “Paul Newman” Daytona watch once owned by Paul Newman in 2017, Phillips auctioned off another celebrity Rolex watch – the Steve McQueen Rolex Submariner Ref.5513.
In the 1960s, Steve McQueen purchased this watch. In the late 1970s, he gave it to stuntman Loren Jones. Fake watch.
In 2016, Loren Jones’ house was destroyed in a fire in Los Angeles. His wife and daughter recovered the watch from the ashes and returned it to Rolex for maintenance and restoration. The Submariner Ref.5513 watch participating in the auction has a refurbished case and a changed dial (the original was a Ref.5513 two-line gold-plated dial, and now it is a Ref.5512 four-line matte dial). Luxury replica watches.
Hollywood collector and Beverly Hills real estate agent Michael Eisenberg purchased the watch from the family of Loren Jones and consigned it to Phillips. The watch comes with a letter from Loren Jones and Rolex, proving that it was purchased by Steve McQueen and serviced by Rolex. In October 2018, this watch participated in the Phillips New York auction.
Band Width: 20mm
Case Size: 40mm
Band Color: Silver-tone