In late 2017, a woman brought a Rolex Submariner to the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow that was missing its distinctive black bezel, which was appraised for about £20,000. She had been given the watch by an ex-boyfriend and it just sat in a drawer. But extra printing on the dial and a helium escape valve shouted Comex!
About Nick Gould
Nick Gould is an Australian watch nut who loves nothing better than to spot watches on the wrists of celebrities.
American actor Mark Wahlberg recently uploaded a video to his Instagram account wearing an early-delivery Rolex GMT-Master II ‘Root Beer,’ once again putting his penchant for precious metal watches on display.
Nick Gould’s interest in the upcoming Phillips auction of a Steve McQueen Rolex Submariner was piqued when he read that McQueen had worn the timepiece himself in the 1960s before gifting it to stuntman Loren Janes, as Nick could not recall seeing any photographs of McQueen wearing a Rolex before 1970. So he began to research, and this is what he found.