Friday, March 06, 2015

Profiles In Coolness: The Steve McQueen Submariner...

Originally Published in 2008

The Complete History Of The Steve McQueen Submariner
[Part 1 of 4]

...Profiles In Coolness...

The King Of Cool
Celebrating Steve McQueen's 85th Birthday
An Amazing Life with a Rolex Submariner Keeping His Time

Maybe it's true that the good die young? If Steve McQueen were alive today, he would be just a few weeks away from celebrating his 85th birthday.  Let's take a look at The King Of Cool and learn more about what made him tick.

This article is broken up into two sections. The first section explores photos of Steve McQueen wearing his trademark stainless steel Rolex Submariner [Reference 5512], and the second section explores his iconic and timeless style.

"I Live for myself and I answer to nobody." –Steve McQueen

Let's face reality for a moment. Steve McQueen is probably the coolest gut that ever lived!!!

One of Steve's girlfriends, Ali MacGraw once said of Steve McQueen:

"I remember seeing him across the swimming pool and my knees were knocking. He radiated such macho energy!!! Men wanted to be like him. Uptight society ladies and biker molls wanted to be with him."

The photo below was taken from the famous Steve Mcqueen movie named Bullitt. It was taken on the streets of San Francisco where he was rockin' an Army Green Ford Mustang Fastback muscle car which is pretty tight!!!

The Hunter

Steve McQueen is pictured below wearing a stainless steel Rolex Submariner and this image is from his movie titled "The Hunter." It also appears that there are only two lines of text on the bottom of the watch where the watch has the Submariner designation as well as the depth rating. This would mean he is likely wearing a Rolex Submariner Reference 5513, as apposed to his Rolex Submariner Reference 5512 he also wore earlier in his career. Of course, this could be an optical illusion, but from what I have learned over the years, he owned multiple Rolex Submariner models, and would frequently give them to friends as gifts.