Steve McQueen watch auctioned for nearly $800 000

2012-08-01 11:22

A watch worn by Steve McQueen in the film “Le Mans” sold for nearly $800 000 (about R6.6 million) at an auction of film memorabilia.

The auction house Profiles in History said yesterday the Heuer wrist watch sported by the actor in the 1971 action movie sold for $799 500.

A signed US passport belonging to McQueen fetched $46?125.

Other items that were sold included a miniature drop-ship used in Aliens for $225 000; Groucho Marx’s wire-rim glasses from A Night at the Opera for $86?100; and Vivien Leigh’s hat from Gone with the Wind” for $67 650.

One bidder coughed up $98?400 for Marlon Brando’s assassination jacket from The Godfather.

A personal copy of the 1971 film’s script signed by Brando went for $55 000.

The buyers were not identified.

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