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A Tag Heuer watch worn by Steve McQueen in the film ‘Le Mans’ had sold for nearly $800,000 at an auction of film memorabilia.
The movie star sported the timepiece in the 1971 action movie set in Monaco about the 24 hours of Le Mans car race.
The star wearing the wristwatch helped the brand to become a favourite of motor racing drivers and fans around the world
Auctioneers had been expecting it to fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars but the sale surpassed expectations when the hammer came down at a staggering $799,500.
He was arguably at the height of his fame and appeal when he appeared in the film. It is considered by some fans to be one of the greatest motor sports movies of all time for its portrayal of the iconic 24 hours race around the streets of Le Mans in Monaco, France. However, it did relatively badly in the U.S. as audiences were unfamiliar with the race.
Tag Heuer was founded in 1860 but after McQueen wore the watch in the film the brand became even more popular among motor sports fans and drivers.
The watch is one of several automatic Heuer chronographs that run on the Caliber 11 series of movements.
They were introduced in 1969 as a series of wrist watches made in honour of the Monaco Grand Prix.
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Ulysse Nardin Sponsors 2011 Monaco Yacht Show, introduces the Monaco 2011 Executive Dual Time Limited Edition.
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Power Reserve more than 8 days, slip-springIts tourbillon carrousel (developed entirely in-house) does one complete rotation around the center in 60 minutes.
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