The two-part official charity sale will benefit 45 charities in a live invitation-only auction on September 28, 2022
Omega Stainless Steel Automatic Anti-Magnetic wristwatch worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond will be a part of Christie's auction
August 5, 2022: Dr. No was the first James Bond movie released in 1962, and this year marks the 60th anniversary of the James Bond films. To commemorate this exciting occasion, Christie’s and EON Productions will hold an official two-part charity sale, Sixty Years of James Bond, in September 2022, presenting 60 lots.
Spectre Agent Primo's bionic eyeball that featured in No Time to Die (2021) will be offered during this Christie's auction
Featuring 25 lots, the live sale will comprise vehicles, watches, costumes and props associated with the 25th and last James Bond film - No Time To Die. The live auction on September 28 will conclude with six lots representing each of the six actors who have played Bond: Sir Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Sir Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. The top lot of the sale is a silver birch Aston Martin DB5 stunt car, one of eight stunt replicas built for the film by Aston Martin and fitted with ‘Q Branch’ modifications. This is the only DB5 stunt car to be released for sale and, as the ultimate Bond collector’s prize, is estimated to sell for between £1,500,000 and £2,000,000.
The online sale will be open for bidding from September 15 until James Bond Day on October 5, presenting 35 lots spanning the 25 films with posters, props, costumes, memorabilia and experiences.
Five bow ties worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond to be offered at the auction
The Earl of Snowdon, Honorary Chairman, Christie’s EMEA, said: “One of my earliest childhood memories are obsessively playing with a diecast Aston Martin DB5, a gift that had been brought home by my parents from the premiere of Goldfinger. From that moment on, I was fascinated by each new Bond film, the special effects and stunts and Bond’s watches and incredible style. I was even lucky enough to experience the school run in my father’s DB5. The British legend that is Bond has had a great influence on my life. It is an honour for Christie’s to be partnering once again with EON Productions to present this two-part official charity sale celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Bond. The incredible landmark live and online auctions will hopefully raise record sums for all the wonderful charitable causes chosen.”
The Aston Martin DB5 stunt car that featured in No Time to Die (2021)
Two Omega watches from No Time To Die are on offer. OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300m 007 Edition, a titanium automatic diver's military style wristwatch with mesh bracelet worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond and designed with input from Mr. Craig and the filmmakers; it is being sold to benefit TIME'S UP UK (estimate: £15,000-20,000). Specifically built from titanium to withstand the rigours of Bond’s action scenes, this watch was Bond’s choice while living in Jamaica. The OMEGA Aqua Terra 150m, worn by Daniel Craig in the opening sequence, is a striking watch with a blue dial that recalls OMEGA's rich maritime heritage and Bond's naval background; it is being sold to benefit Orbis (estimate: £15,000-20,000).
A Michael Lo Sordo Alexandra gown worn by Ana de Armas in No Time to Die (2021) is a part of this landmark auction
The live auction is by invitation only to bid in person, with fans and collectors worldwide able to bid online using Christie’s Live and other methods to place their bid. As with the last three official Christie’s 007 auctions, proceeds from this sale will benefit charitable causes, including the British Academy of Film and Television Arts; Johns Hopkins Medicine; Operation Black Vote; The Silverlining Brain Injury Charity Fund; The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; and more.
This Swarovski crystal-mounted green enamel and gold-plated prop egg that featured in Octopussy (1983) is also a part of the auction
The pre-sale highlights exhibition will be on public view at Christie’s headquarters, 8 King Street, London, from September 15 to 28.