A classic Rolex watch Barbra Streisand bought former boyfriend Jon Peters is set to go under the hammer at a Beverly Hills auction next month (09Nov12).

The singer engraved a lyric from her song A Star Is Born on the timepiece, which is expected to fetch upwards of $2,000 (£1,250) when it is sold at a Julien's Auctions event.

Streisand bought the 1935 Rolex Prince watch in 1981 and gave it to Peters as a gift.

Peters gave the timepiece to a mutual friend after he and Streisand split. The owner is keen to remain anonymous.