Omega Seamaster Christies 60 Years Of James Bond

60 Years Of James Bond At Christie's Auction House

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Did James Bond perish at end of No Time To Die? Perhaps, although his resurrection seems almost a certainty. Ian Fleming did kill off 007 at the end of the novel You Only Live Twice but demand from readers made him bring the character back with disappointing results.    

The good news for film fans is that with Bond “missing in action, presumed dead” he no longer needs his specialised MI6 equipment, which explains why Christie's is selling a wonderful selection of authentic James Bond film props in a charity auction celebrating 60 years of the character on screen. 

This is your chance to own genuine Bond equipment, although some of the prices are expected to resemble the bank balance of SMERSH. If you have a burning desire to own a stunt replica Aston Martin DB5 driven by Daniel Craig in No Time To Die then dig deep as it is expected to sell for between £1.5 million to £2 million. The good news is that Aston Martin is giving all proceeds to a special charity that looks after the families of ex-Special Forces and Intelligence staff.  

Where are the watches that turn into a circular saw I hear you ask? Well, the exciting news is that a small collection of modern James Bond watches have made it into the auction. There are three lots in the catalogue, all of which are Omegas.  

Catalogue Lot 3

Omega Seamaster James Bond No Time To Die

Lot 3 is an Omega Seamaster 300M titanium model worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond. This watch was created with input from the actor. It is a standard watch but it comes with a custom watch box and certificate signed by Michael G Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, Daniel Craig and Raynald Aeschlimann, the CEO of Omega. It is expected to fetch between £15,000 and £20,000.  

Catalogue Lot 14  

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra James Bond No Time To Die

Lot 14 is a 2015 Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra with a blue dial on a steel bracelet also worn by Craig in No Time To Die. It too comes with the specialist certificate of authenticity signed by the film crew, Omega CEO and the actor. Christie's expects this model to sell at a similar price as the 300M.  

Catalogue Lot 21

Omega Set James Bond Christie's Aution

You get two for the price of “two” here in a unique double pack from Omega. Lot 21 is a set of two limited edition ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE 50th anniversary 300M Seamasters presented in a case with the dust cover signed by George Lazenby who played Bond in the movie of the same name. You’ll need a little more money to bid for this gem as the auction house expects it will achieve around £60,000.  

It will be fascinating to see how much these watches finally go for. There are some cheaper lots such as film posters which will sell for the low thousands, so a few items are within the reach of those of us who don’t have the CIA’s budget. We will report back on how much the watches sold for.  

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Richard Brown

About the Author: Richard Brown

About the Author: Richard Brown

I truly believe one of the best partners in exploration and adventure is a fine watch. Over 30 years of collecting, my fascination with the technical capabilities of both vintage and modern timepieces has never abated and it is a privilege to be able to share this passion through writing.

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