Steve McQueen’s vintage Heuer Monaco just sold for $799,500
Yes in fact, similar to the title says: Steve’s McQueen’s vintage Heuer Monaco was as of late sold for $ 799.500 USD! A sum that may sound crazy for a few, others will think a value like this is all the more then defended. It simply relies upon what you look like at it.
Three years prior another vintage Heuer Monaco and a Rolex 5512, both possessed McQueen , were sold for € 63.000 Euro (Heuer Monaco) and the Rolex 5512 sold for no less then € 167.000 Euro! Valued that can’t be supported by how uncommon these watches are, yet chiefly by the individual who wore them. In any case, with (perhaps) 6 distinguished Heuer Monaco’s all possessed by McQueen, is this value still sane?
Over at Chronocentric Onthedash , vintage Heuer master and authority Jasper Bitter offers his insight pretty much each of the six existing Heuer Monaco models he distinguished throughout the long term. In spite of the fact that authorities allude to the vintage Heuer Monaco and the re-issue with blue dial and white subdials as the McQueen adaptation, a few sources say McQueen scarcely wore his Heuer Monaco, besides in the film Le Mans.
So when a watch is unloaded for a rather enormous amount of cash that can’t be clarified by how uncommon the watch is, it very well may be on the grounds that it had a place with somebody popular. That is by and large what befallen the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak ref.5402 that had a place with Alain Delon , which sold for € 68.750 Euro. My own Royal Oak ref. 5402 won’t bring such a cost up for sale, despite the fact that it’s in a vastly improved condition.
To total it up:
- Most likely, there are six (!) diverse Heuer Monaco’s that had a place with McQueen or that were worn during the movie
- McQueen just wore these watches during the shooting of the film taking actually pictures for the movie
- It seems as though they were not on his wrist on other occasions
- In his private life he used to wear a Rolex Submariner ref. 5512
If this Heuer Monaco was McQueen’s every day mixer, I figure this cost would bode well. In any case, presently we’re talking around six watches, every one of them on the prop-rundown of the film Le Mans and not (or barely) being worn on other events then on the set. All the really astounding that this Heuer Monaco was sold for this galactic amount! What’s next? Perhaps an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean that was really worn by Daniel Craig during shooting the film Skyfall, that sells for a large portion of 1,000,000? That would be intriguing information, particularly in the event that you realize that Craig likes his own vintage Rolex watches 😉
Thanks to our companions at Hodinkee for carrying this to our attention!
This article was composed by Frank Geelen, chief editorial manager for Monochrome Watches .