Steve McQueen's Rolex Submariner reference 5513 will hit auction at well known worldwide auction house Phllips. Before I continue, let me say there is no evidence that this watch was actually a daily wear for Steve himself, but he did purchase the watch which was later given away to Janes. Janes and McQueen collaborated on many hit movies since 1958 such as The Thomas Crown Affair, and the Getaway. If we flip the watch over it does have the following words "LOREN, THE BEST DAMN STUNTMAN IN THE WORLD - STEVE". Most of us can assume by now that this watch was indeed purchased by McQueen and later gifted to his partner Janes. This still means that it actually was a watch owned by Steve himself though. If we look to previous auctions of McQueen watches, one Rolex 5512 was sold for a whopping $234,000 by Antiquorum in late 2009. The interesting part of this watch is the history and what it has actually survived. This watch was with Janes through the wildfires in California that burnt down his home, BUT under all the rubble was this submariner, still intact. The watch was then sent to Rolex for repair and refurbishing where the dial may have been replaced but nobody really knows the exact time it was. A few months later, the watch was purchased by powerhouse real estate broker Michael Eisenburg and now he will auction the watch off in October, right here in New York City at Phillips auction house for an estimated $300,000-$600,000. The hype around this watch can get intense as we saw with Paul Newman's Daytona which sold for a staggering amount last year in New York as well. We will just have to wait and see what happens, but this is certainly a watch to follow and speculations about price are already being talked about amongst the underworld of high end expensive vintage sought after Rolex watches.