Cars, watches, costumes and other unseen lots should not disappoint fans of the most famous British secret agent this year. On the occasion of this anniversary sale, Christie’s – which totaled more than 6 million euros (almost 5 million pounds) for its last three dispersions devoted to James Bond – will therefore present 60 lots at online and live auction, and not least. The luckiest will be able to bid in the room, by invitation only, during the only live sale, located in the premises of the London auction house on September 28th. For the rest of the world, this will be an opportunity to bid (place a bid in the jargon, editor’s note) by telephone or by fixed order on September 28, and by online auction from September 15 to October 5, deadline and especially D-James Bond-Day, please.
Amid the memorabilia linked to the various 007 films, among which we note a few original scores signed by the artists (in love with Adele or Alicia Keys, the dream is within reach), costumes worn by the various actors over the decades, unpublished photographs, Christie’s and EON Production have some surprises in store for collectors. Our favourite? That of the final bouquet: on September 28, the last 6 lots of the 25 presented for live sale will each represent one of the 6 actors who played Bond: Sir Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Sir Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. Associated with Sean Connery, an experience that will undoubtedly be unforgettable: a 5-night stay at Goldeneye, Ian Fleming’s colonial villa in Jamaica, in the middle of the blue Caribbean waves (estimate £30,000-50,000).
On the automotive side, the auction obviously focuses on the three flagship brands of 007 over the years. Aston Martin, first, including a DB5 driven by Daniel Craig (estimate £1,500,000-2,000,000). An evocation that will have moved the Count of Snowdon, Honorary Chairman of the prestigious house who thus evokes one of his ” earliest childhood memories: obsessively playing with a scale model Aston Martin DB5, a gift brought back by my parents from the premiere of the movie Goldfinger. “Not without mischievously adding” I also had the chance to drive to school in my father’s DB5. »
Land Rover, then, its Defenders including a 110 (estimate £300,000-500,000) used on the 007 shoot several months before its global launch. Finally Jaguar and the XF (estimate £50,000-70,000) revving through the streets of Matera, southern Italy in No Time to Die (2021).
But what would James Bond be without Rolex, sorry, without Omega? Watch lovers will be able to tackle the two limited edition Seamasters (257 pieces in all to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film On Her Majesty’s Secret Servicefrom 1969), signed by George Lazenby himself (estimate £40,000-60,000). Daniel Craig is no slouch with the Seamaster Diver 300m 007 Edition (estimate £15,000-20,000) and the Aqua Terra 150m (estimate £15,000-20,000), both worn by the actor in No Time to Die. No Time to Die, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service? No doubt a tear of nostalgic patriotism, the day after the Queen’s death, will make this moment even more unique. After all, diamonds are forever…
James Bond 007 Charity Sale,
Charity auction to mark 60 years of James Bond films
Physical auction on September 28 in London, by invitation
Auctions by telephone or fixed order possible.
Online auction from September 15 to October 5.
Free entry exhibition from September 15 to 28 at Christie’s London.
Limited edition paper catalogs, to be ordered on the site.