Watches

James Bond raises the stakes

Christie's and EON Productions are showcasing the finest items from the collection, covering twenty-five films, at auction until 5 October. Two Omega watches worn by Daniel Craig in the latest film have already made their mark on the sales.

Cristina D’Agostino

By Cristina D’Agostino03 octobre 2022

Two Omega watches worn by Daniel Craig in No Time to Die have been sold at auction. (Nicola Dove © 2020 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)
A Seamaster Diver 300M Edition 007 in titanium and Milanese mesh bracelet, estimated at £15,000-20,000, sold for £226,800 (Christie's).

At the end of 2021, in a final, incredible scene, Daniel Craig as James Bond disappeared from the screen forever, ushering in a new era yet to be embodied. While bets are still open on the next performer, betting on the symbols of the previous 25 Bond films is an opportunity not to be missed. And the attendance at these digital auctions promises to be record-breaking, so much so that the various characters embodied in the various sagas have become part of the collective imagination. Posters from the films, a dinner jacket worn by Daniel Craig, a script from the film Casino Royale signed by the team, a replica of the Aston Martin DB5 and Omega watches worn by Her Majesty's favourite spy are just a few of the lots that the two auctions are offering to enthusiasts for the benefit of charities.

The first live auction, held on 28 September, saw some very fine sales at prices well in excess of estimates. Two Omega watches worn by Daniel Craig in No Time to Die attracted particular attention. A Seamaster Diver 300M Edition 007 in titanium with a Milanese mesh bracelet, estimated at between £15,000 and £20,000, sold for the exceptional price of £226,800. All proceeds will be donated to TIME'S UP UK. James Bond's Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Co-Axial, in steel with a metallic blue dial, estimated at £15,000-20,000, sold for £119,700. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to Orbis International. Purchasers will receive their Omega watch in a personalised box with a certificate signed by James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, OMEGA President and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann and actor Daniel Craig.

The online auction of the thirty-six lots featuring men's suits, sheet music, a pair of glasses, an evening gown and many other exceptional mythical items will close on October 5.

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