JAMES BOND SPECTRE: THE AUCTION

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To celebrate the release of Spectre on digital HD Blu-ray and DVD, Christie’s and EON Productions, Metro Goldwyn Mayer and Twentieth Century Fox present a unique opportunity to acquire memorabilia from the 24th film in the James Bond series. Highlights include an Aston Martin DB10 with a plaque signed by Daniel Craig (the only DB10 ever to be offered for sale to the public), a prototype Omega Seamaster 300 watch worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond and other spectacular props from the film.

Auction Times > Feb 18, 7:30pm, Lots 1-10 

Sale Location > 8 King Street, St. James’s, London

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Christie’s: James Bond Spectre – the auction

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This February, Christie’s is to celebrate the release of the 24th Bond film with charity auctions, live in London and online. Here highlights – including an Aston Martin DB10 and Q’s laptop — and how you can bid.

The 24th film in the James Bond series, Spectre, is to be released on Digital HD, Blue-ray™ and DVD on 9 February in the US and on 22 February in the UK. To mark the occasion, Christie’s is to present a unique opportunity to acquire memorabilia from the film — with 24 lots straight from the archives of EON Productions, as well as donations from Daniel Craig, director Sam Mendes, actor Jesper Christensen (Mr White in Spectre, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace), Bond producers Michael G.Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, and artist Sam Smith, who co-wrote the official award-winning Spectre theme song. All proceeds will benefit Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), other charitable organisations, and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).

 

 

The live auction on 18 February is led by an Aston Martin DB10, one of the series of DB10s designed and engineered by Aston Martin exclusively for James Bond, Spectre, illustrated above. Most of the DB10s were modified for use in the filming of Spectre, but two of those produced were kept back as show cars, for display purposes only, and this is one of them. The car is expected to realise between £1,000,000 and £1,500,000 and is to date the only DB10 to be released for public sale by Aston Martin and EON Productions. This is the only car that includes a special plaque signed by Daniel Craig and was displayed at the world premiere of Spectre at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Aston Martin has been associated with the James Bond franchise for over 50 years, with the DB10 model featuring in the latest Bond film, Spectre. 

Omega Seamaster 300 watch worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond. Estimate: £15,000-20,000. To be offered in Spectre — The Auction on 18 February at Christie’s in London

Additional highlights of the live sale include the Omega Seamaster 300 watch that was worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond, estimated at £15,000-20,000, while our online-only sale is to feature the laptop used by actor Ben Whishshaw as Q, estimated at £4,000-6,000, and a pair of Tom Ford ‘Snowdon’ sunglasses, worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond, estimated at £4,000-6,000.computer_new

Q (Ben Whishaw) using his laptop on set. To be offered in Spectre — The Auction, 16-23 February, online

Worn by Daniel Craig in the opening scene of Spectre, James Bond’s blue ‘JB’ Tom Ford cufflinks are to be offered in the live auction, along with the Spectre Blu-ray™, signed by Daniel Craig, estimated at £3,000-5,000. The live auction and online sale take place in the same month that Spectre is released on Digital HD, Blue-ray™ and DVD in the US (9 February) and UK (22 February).

Commenting on the sale, David Linley, Honorary Chairman, Christie’s EMERI, said: ‘As a life-long James Bond fan it gives me great pleasure for Christie’s to be part of this James Bond Spectre charity auction, celebrating the 24th film in the franchise. All proceeds of the auction will benefit Médecins Sans Frontières, other charitable organisations, and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). We are proud to continue Cubby Broccoli’s philosophy of giving something back.’

 

Spectre, is to be released on Digital HD, Blue-ray™ and DVD on 9 February in the US and on 22 February in the UK

The online-only sale is to feature 14 of the 24 lots available, with bidding open from Tuesday 16 to Tuesday 23 February at christies.com/spectreonline. The remaining 10 lots will be presented in a live auction, held at Christie’s London on 18 February. Although the live auction is invitation-only, internet and telephone bids will be open to anyone who wishes to take part in the sale.

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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean “Quantum of Solace” last one ever made

Quantum of Solace è un film del 2008 capitolo numero 22 della serie di James Bond interpretato da Daniel Craig, che per la seconda volta riprende il ruolo dell’agente 007. È il sequel del film Casino Royale (del 2006), ed è uscito in contemporanea nelle sale di tutto il mondo il 7 novembre 2008.

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Per questo 22° episodio di James Bond, Omega ha creato un Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M, speciale. Innanzitutto il nome del film è indicato in una leggera incisione a laser all’interno del vetro zaffiro, con le due “O” di Quantum of Solace allineate in modo da formare il classico logo 007 con la pistola, ripetuto anche sulla fibbia del cinturino. Il quadrante ha una trama che richiama quella del rivestimento del manico della pistola di Bond, la Walther PPK.

Il logo 007 si ritrova anche sul fondo della cassa in acciaio inossidabile, insieme al numero di serie dell’orologio e le parole “Planet Ocean Limited Edition“, incise in nero sul contorno del fondello. Grazie a quest’insieme di caratteristiche questo Omega resta uno dei modelli in edizione limitata James Bond più apprezzati e ricercati, dato anche il numero ridotto degli esemplari disponibili: solo 5.007.

Caratteristiche: Omegfa Planet Ocean 600M – Quantum Of Solace. Ultimo esemplare di 5007 (n.5007 di 5007) Omega “Seamaster Professional, Co-Axial Chronometer, 600 m / 2000 ft.”. Movimento n. 84.617.022, Ref. 222.30.46.20.01. Secondi centrali, acciaio, a carica automatica impermeabile, lunetta nera, data, fibbia in acciaio. Accompagnato dalla scatola originale, garanzia, certificato di autenticità, cinturino in tela supplementare, bracciale in acciaio e manuale.

By Andrea Foffi e Manuel Galvez

www.meridianae.com – info@meridianae.com

www.oredelmondo.com – info@oredelmondo.com


Quantum of Solace, Daniel Craig’s second outing as Bond, saw another collectable timepiece to mark the release of the film and the world’s most famous spy’s watch of choice. The 22nd James Bond movie was commemorated with a Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M, Co-Axial chronometer 45.5 mm, similar to the one 007 wears in the film, but in many ways even more special. For starters, the name of the movie was on the dial, with the twin ’O’s in Quantum of Solace aligned so that, with the addition of the gun-toting numeral seven, they formed the classic 007 logo, which was also featured on the bracelet clasp. The dial introduced another sleek, subtle touch – it was textured to pay homage to the rubber grip pattern of Bond’s favourite gun, the Walther PPK. A large 007 logo also appears on the stainless steel caseback, with the engraved words “Planet Ocean Limited Edition” picked out in black on the periphery, along with the watch’s limited edition number. With all those exquisite details, plus the title of the film discreetly laser-engraved on the inside of its sapphire crystal, this remains one of the most cherished of the Bond limited edition timepieces, especially as only 5,007 were produced.

OMEGA PLANET OCEAN – QUANTUM OF SOLACE, LAST ONE EVER MADE NO. 5007/5007 Omega “Seamaster Professional, Co-Axial Chronometer, 600 m / 2000 ft,” No. 5007 / 5007, movement No. 84617022, Ref. 222.30.46.20.01. Made in a numbered edition of 5007 pieces in 2008, to coincide with the release of the film “Quantum of Solace.” Fine, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with black bezel, date and a stainless steel Omega buckle. Accompanied by the original fitted box, guarantee, certificate of authenticity, extra canvas strap, extra stainless steel bracelet and manual.

By Andrea Foffi e Manuel Galvez

www.meridianae.com – info@meridianae.com

www.oredelmondo.com – info@oredelmondo.com