This Heuer Monaco was sold on July 31st 2012 at the “Profiles in Hollywood” auction for $799,500, representing a hammer price of $650,000 plus a 23 percent premium ($149,500). We believe that this is the highest price paid for a Hollywood timepiece, as well as highest price paid for a Heuer timepiece.
Four Heuer Monacos said to have been “worn by McQueen” during the production of the movie Le Mans, as follows:
1. worn by McQueen during the filming of the movie, Le Mans; sold by the property master in the early 2000s; now in the TAG Heuer Museum, in Switzerland.
2. worn by McQueen during the still photography / promotional shots for Le Mans; sold by the property master in the early 2000s; has been in the hands of four different collectors since then; to be auctioned July 31, 2012.
3. worn by McQueen while at Le Mans and then given by McQueen to his management consultant, Bill Maher, as a gift; sold at an Antiqourum auction in June 2009, and now in private hands.
4. worn by McQueen . . . further details not known, at least for the moment.