Growing up as a teenager, I vividly remember sitting in front of the TV with a bowl of snacks on a Saturday night and tuning into a James Bond movie. It’s one of my favorite TV-related memories from my childhood and it completely cemented my fondness for the film franchise. And part of me, as probably many young people do, actually fantasize about what it would be like to be James Bond. Of course, that’s far from a possibility, but there is a way to get a little closer to that feeling. Christie’s is auctioning a number of unique James Bond items for charity, including the Omega Seamaster 300M 007 Edition worn by none other than Daniel Craig in the film “No Time to Die.”
The James Bond franchise has spanned over 6 decades and 25 films so far. Throughout the franchise, James Bond has saved the world time and again with a blend of British class and pure badassery. Cars and gadgets are a key element of any James Bond movie issued by MI6’s Q-Branch. Who can forget the iconic Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger or Little Nelly’s helicopter from You Only Live Twice? But in addition to means of transportation to get from A to B and fight villains, Mr. Bond often relies on watches to keep him out of dire situations.
No Time to Die sees Daniel Craig sporting the Omega Seamaster 300M 007 Edition, which was created exclusively for the film and is available to the public. However, Christie’s is now bidding on the on-screen watch in its upcoming “Sixty Years of James Bond” auction. In association with EON Productions, Christie’s will present 60 exclusive items from the James Bond films in a two-part sale. 25 items will be auctioned on September 28, 2022, while the remaining 35 items will be available through an online sale between September 15 and October 5, James Bond Day.
The Omega Seamaster in question is a regular in the movie. The 42mm wide titanium dive watch features a matte dark brown “Tropic” dial with Seamaster style hands and light brown Super-LumiNova. It is equipped with Omega’s in-house caliber 8806, with a co-axial escapement and a 55-hour power reserve. While it is usually retail EUR 8,100 Or on a Bond-style NATO strap EUR 9,100 On a titanium mesh bracelet, Christie’s placed a GBP 15,000 to GBP 20,000 Estimate on it (approx EUR 18,000 to EUR 24,000 at the time of writing). To be honest, this seems like a very conservative estimate.
Besides a watch, you might also own a tuxedo worn by Daniel Craig, a replica Aston Martin DB5 or a prop Fabergé egg. For more information, please visit Christies.com.