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    BOND’S ASTON MARTIN MAKES £2.43 MILLION

    Friday, February 19th, 2016
    The Aston Martin DB10 with Daniel Craig.

    The Aston Martin DB10 with Daniel Craig.

    The top lot at the first part of Christie’s sale of James Bond Spectre Memorabilia in London last night was Bond’s Aston Martin which made £2,434,500.  The sale realised £2,785,500.  All profitable proceeds are for charity.  The auction of ten lots was to celebrate the Home Entertainment release of Spectre on Blu-ray™ and DVD on February  22.  Proceeds are for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), other charitable organisations and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).  Registered bidders from 25 countries across four continents took part.   Afterwards producer Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli commented that they were truly delighted that the money raised will help vital medical projects in South Sudan, Syria and Yemen and thanked Aston Martin for donating the Aston Martin DB10.  It is one of a series designed and engineered exclusively for James Bond Spectre. The Day of the Dead costume worn by Daniel Craig made £98,500.  Spectre is the 24th film in the James Bond series.

    The online-only auction of 14 lots, James Bond Spectre: Online, remains open for bidding until February 23 at www.christies.com/spectreonline  Estimates are from £1,000 to £7,000.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for January 21, 2016)

    JAMES BOND’S ASTON MARTIN AT CHRISTIE’S

    Thursday, January 21st, 2016
    Aston Martin anyone?

    Aston Martin anyone?  UPDATE: IT SOLD FOR £2,434,500

    To mark the 24th James Bond film there is to be a charity online auction with 24 lots at Christie’s.  Christie’s, EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will offer memorabilia from Spectre to celebrate its release on Digital HD, Blu-rayTM and DVD. A live auction and an online-only sale will together present 24 lots of Spectre memorabilia direct from the archives of EON Productions, with unique donations from Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes, Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, Jesper Christensen and Sam Smith.

    The online-only sale will offer 14 lots and open for bidding from February 16 to to February 23 at christies.com/spectreonline. The invitation-only live auction will be held on February 18 in London with ten lots accessible by internet and telephone bids. The live auction will be highlighted by the Aston Martin DB10, one of a series designed for the James Bond films.  Most were modified for filming, but two were kept back for show purposes. This is one of them and it is estimated at £1-1.5 million. All proceeds from the auctions will benefit Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), other charitable organisations and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).

    JAMES BOND’S ROLEX AT CHRISTIE’S, GENEVA

    Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

    Roger Moore with that Rolex and Jane Seymour. © 1973 Danjaq, LLC & United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved. (Click on image to enlarge).

    JAMES Bond aficionados might be stirred by the lure of his Rolex from the 1973 film Live and Let Die.  Modified by Q the Rolex ref 5513, the most memorable watch to appear in film, comes up at Christie’s sale of important watches in Geneva on November 14.   The submariner watch features a bezel spinning at high  at high speed to cut ropes and chains.

    In Live and Let Die it bore an ultra strong magnet designed to neutralise bullets. 007 used it to unzip Ms. Solitaire’s dress.  The Rolex was modified for Bond by the brilliant film production designer Syd Cain and the lot is to be sold together with an original construction drawing and two signed images from the set.  (est: SFr. 200,000 – 400,000 –  Euro 163,000- 327,000).

    UPDATE: IT MADE 219,000 SWISS FRANCS, $243,959.