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26 JUNE 2013
EXCLUSIVE BOND ITEM AT CHRISTIES AUCTION

By: FSWL team
Published:
2013-05-28
Christies is auctioning 15 lots of rare production items from Goldfinger (1964) (1964), Thunderball (1965) (1965), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983) (1983), A View to a Kill (1985), Licence to Kill (1989), The World Is Not Enough (1999), Casino Royale (2006) and Skyfall (2012) (2012).

The Popular Culture: Rock & Roll and Film auction (sale no 9467) will take place in their facilities in London's South Kensington. James Bond related items include the Breitling watch that Sean Connery wore in Thunderball, recently discovered at a car boot sale for £25!

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: (28/5/2013)
South Kensington, London – Christie’s is pleased to present the first ever watch specially adapted for James Bond in the Pop Culture sale on 26 June 2013. The Breitling Top Time, worn by Sean Connery during 007’s mission to find two NATO atomic bombs stolen by SPECTRE in the 1965 movie Thunderball, was recently bought for £25 at a car boot sale and is estimated to realise between £40,000 and £60,000 (illustrated above). It was the first watch to be modified by the famous Q Branch and is equipped with a ‘Geiger counter’ which in the film detects the emission of nuclear radiation. Made by Breitling in 1962 it was adapted by the James Bond art department and was the only example produced for the movie. This is a great opportunity for collectors to acquire a unique piece of James Bond memorabilia.

All items offered for sale will be on public exhibition at Christie’s South Kensington saleroom, 85 Old Brompton Road from 11am on Saturday, 22 June until 11pm on Wednesday, 26 June 2013. Free admittance.

Click here for further details of all individual lots.

Auction begins June 26, 2013 at 1pm (GMT).

Viewing Times:
June 22, 11am - 5pm
June 23, 11am - 5pm
June 24, 9am - 7:30pm
June 25, 9am - 5pm
June 26, 9am - 11am

Editor's note:
In October 2012 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond on film, Christie’s and EON Productions presented 50 Years of James Bond – The Auction which realised a total of £1,641,350 / $2,644,442 / €2,034,999. Proceeds were donated to twelve selected charities including UNICEF, Barnardo’s, Women for Women, Parkinson’s UK, ChildLine and others.

Other auctions with James Bond lots featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Bonhams (November 2006)
>Christie's (December 2006)
>Bonhams (March 2007)
>Bonhams (October 2007)
>UNICEF (October-December 2007)
>Christie's (December 2007)
>Lyon and Turnbull (September 2008)
>Bonhams (December 2008)
>Christie's (December 2008)
>Christie's (November 2009)
>Bloomsbury (May 2010)
>Cameo Fine Art Auctioneers (May 2010)
>Winter Associates (October 2010)
>RM Auctions (Aston Martin DB5) (October 2010)
>Vectis (December 2010)
>Crafoord Auktioner (Casino Royale first edition) (March 2012)
>Christie's (October 2012)
>Profiles in History (December 2012)
>Boisgirard Antonini (February 2013)

Visit Christie's website for the latest news and information on this auction:
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