Last year,Phillips auctioned Paul Newman Daytona wrist watch which was belonged to Paul Newman before.The model has been auctioned in a high price which has broken the record.Now Phillips declares another famous person’s Rolex,Steve McQueen Rolex Submariner Ref.5513. In 1960s,Steve McQueen bought this watch and in 1970s he gave it to Loren Jones ,who is a stunt man as a present.The distinguished Rolex imitation watch was engraved a sentence on the back of the case,which is“LOREN, THE BEST DAMN STUNTMAN IN THE WORLD. STEVE.”
In 2016,Loren Jones’ house in Los Angeles was ruined in a big fire.His wife and daughter found this Rolex and sent it to Rolex for maintaining and repair. The case of the fake Rolex with black bezel that is auctioned this time was renovated and the dial was also replaced. The original one was gold plated however the new one was matte.
Micheal Eisenberg, the collector of Hollywood and real estate agent of Beverly Hills, bought the watch from Loren Jones, entrusting Phillips to auction the timepiece. The memorable copy Rolex Submariner Ref.5513 was attached with the letter from Rolex and Loren Jones,ensuring that it was indeed bought by Steve McQueen and served by Rolex customer service. It will be presented on Phillips auction sale in October this year.The price of this watch was evaluated to be 300 thousand to 600 thousand.