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Steve McQueen’s former Tag Heuer Monaco, his Scott super Squirrel Bike and a Rolex Submariner will be auctioned during next New York Auction

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Rolex Steve McQueen
(Steve McQueen)


Terrence Steven “Steve” McQueen was born on March 24, 1930 in Beech Grove, Indiana (Marion County). Steve was an American movie actor nicknamed “The King of Cool”.

McQueen is known as the highest paid movie star of the sixties and seventies. He is also known as one of the best actors in film history and his films are considered classics. Even though he participated in 26 movies, some of his greatest films are The Great Escape, The Sand Pebbles (Academy award nomination), Bullitt (exciting car chase), The Getaway, Papillion or Le Mans.

(Steve McQueen Rolex Explorer II (1965))
[Available at Interwatches.com]

The real Steve McQueen, not the one in the movies, wore a Rolex. He wore a Rolex known as the “steve McQueen Rolex”, the Rolex Explorer II, model 1955, with an orange 24hour hand.

TAG Heuer Monaco Steve McQueen I

(Steve McQueen)

He was an enthusiastic racer of both motorcycles and cars. While he studied acting, he supported himself partly by competing in weekend motorcycle races and bought his first motorcycle with his winnings. He is recognized for performing many of his own aerial tricks, especially the mainstream of the stunt driving during the high-speed chase scene in Bullitt. In addition, McQueen also designed and patented a bucket seat for race cars.

Steve MCQueen  riding its bike

(Steve McQueen riding his Scott super Squirrel Bike )

He found out he had lung cancer, and with only two months to live he and his wife went to Mexico for treatment. At the Mexican clinic, he underwent an agonizing three-month regimen of animal cell injections and was taking over 100 vitamins a day. Still, his body continued to weaken. He had surgery to remove an abdominal tumor and soon after that it was all over for the celebrated actor.

Patek Philippe Geneve Ref 1463 - 18K PG - 150-200,000

(Patek Philippe Geneve Ref. 1463 – 18K Pink Gold)

McQueen died on November 7, 1980 at age 50, in Juarez, Mexico. An open Bible lay across his chest and Steve McQueen lay in death with a smile on his face. It is said that his body remains in ashes, as he was cremated and scattered over the Pacific Ocean.

Steve McQueen Rolex Submariner

(Steve McQueen’s Rolex Submariner Ref 5512 )

Steve McQueen’s TAG Heuer Monaco, his Scott super Squirrel Bike (1929) the historically one he shared with Von Dutch and, last but not least, a Rolex Submariner (Ref 5512) will all be available to buy during next New York Aintiquorum’s Auction.

Steve MCQueen Scott Super Squirrel Bike

(Steve McQueens historical Scott Super Squirrel Bike)

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