Published: February 5, 2016
LONDON — Christie’s, EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will offer 24 lots in a sale tied to the James Bond Spectre film. All 24 items of Spectre memorabilia come directly from the archives of EON Productions, together with unique donations from Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes, Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, Jesper Christensen and Sam Smith. All proceeds from the auctions will benefit Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), other charitable organizations and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).
The online-only sale will offer 14 lots and is open for bidding from February 16-23 at christies.com/spectreonline. The invitation-only live auction will be conducted on Thursday, February 18, at Christie’s King Street and will offer an additional 10 lots, accessible to all via both Internet and telephone bids. Estimates start at $1,500 and range up to $2 million, presenting James Bond fans with a rare opportunity to acquire memorabilia from the 24th film in the James Bond series.
The live auction and online-only sale feature wristwatches worn in Spectre by Daniel Craig as James Bond, Ralph Fiennes as M and Dave Bautista as Hinx.
The live auction presents an Omega Seamaster 300 watch, worn by Daniel Craig ($22/30,000), the proceeds of this lot will be donated to UNMAS; and a Longines ‘Conquest Heritage’ 18K rose gold automatic wristwatch worn by Ralph Fiennes ($7/10,000).
The online-only sale presents another two watches: a Swiss high-tech ceramic Rado D-Star automatic chronograph wristwatch, worn by Dave Bautista ($6/9,000), and an Omega Seamaster 300 limited edition watch gifted by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli with personalized engraved message donated by Jesper Christensen ($10/13,000). The proceeds of this lot will be donated to the Danish Refugee Council.
Both the live auction and online-only sale present a selection of props used in Spectre. This includes a Spectre clapper board used during filming and signed by Daniel Craig ($3/4,000); a prop “gift” phone sent by James Bond to Moneypenny, who is played by Naomie Harris ($3/4,000); and a martini shaker and two glasses used in the iconic Martini scene, when Bond and Madeleine Swann are traveling on a train through the Moroccan desert ($3/4,000).
The online-only sale includes a Q Branch DB10 gadget switch made by Prop Shop at Pinewood Studios for Spectre. In the film Bond takes the Aston Martin DB10 from Q branch and heads to Rome to pursue his lead, where he tests the switches during a high-speed chase ($3/4,000).
The auctions present costumes worn in Spectre by Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz and Stephanie Sigman. Included in the live auction on February 18 is a Day of the Dead costume worn in the pre-title sequence of the film by Daniel Craig, when Bond and Estrella celebrate the Day of the Dead parade. The costume includes a black frock coat, skull mask, leather gloves, top hat and skull cane ($17,5/26,000). Also offered in the live auction is a Spectre 9K gold ring made for the film, worn by Christoph Waltz as Oberhauser ($6/9,000); and a two-piece dinner suit by Tom Ford, worn by Daniel Craig in the Moroccan train dinner scene ($30/40,000).
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