Part of actor Olando Bloom's collection of classic and vintage Rolex
watches is being auctioned off by Antiquorum in New York on June 11,
revealing the Lord of the Rings star to be a man with superlative taste
in timepieces. Bloom, who is an Ambassador for UNICEF, will donate part
of the proceeds from the sale to the United Nations children's charity.
All Bloom's watches will be sold accompanied by an autographed copy of
the auction catalogue. The highlight of the collection is this fine and
rare 1973 Explorer II Steve McQueen model, highly prized by Rolex
aficionados, which Bloom wore on a leather cuff bracelet, estimated at
$10,000 - $15,000.
Also on offer is a newer piece, a rare black PVD-coated steel Milgauss
anti-magnetic chronometer produced in 2008, estimated at $10,000 -
$15,000 as well; and a fine and rare black face 1969 Explorer, a steal
with an estimate of only $3,000 - $4,000. In addition to the Rolexes,
Antiquorum is also putting up Bloom's late-60s Breitling Steel
Navitimer chronograph, est. at $1,000 - $2000. Also on offer at the
sale are vintage timepieces owned by Steve McQueen himself, Franklin D.
Roosevelt, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr.