In case you’re harboring secret fantasies about living the ‘Bond’ life, now’s your chance to grab a few essentials. You just have to put up bids for many items used by Her Majesty’s most loyal subject.
At a ‘by invitation only’ event later this month, the auction house Christie’s, in collaboration with EON productions, which owns the James Bond film franchise, will be selling paraphernalia from ‘Spectre’, the latest Bond film.
The auction will be offering, among other things, the only Aston Martin DB10 ever to be up for public sale. The company created ten bespoke cars for the movie ‘Spectre’, eight of which were either destroyed or modified to be beyond use during filming. Two others were reserved for display at the film premieres. The car features a plaque with Daniel Craig’s signature, and is expected to go for over $2.1 million dollars.
If the DB10 is a bit out of your league, you could put in a bid for other items in the lot, which include a Tom Ford suit especially designed for 007, or a special edition ‘Omega Spectre’ wristwatch. The Seamaster, along with three other timekeepers, another Omega and a ceramic Rado D-Star as well as a Longines 18 carat rose-gold automatic, will be open to bidding.
A pair of Tom Ford ‘Snowdon’ sunglasses worn by Daniel Craig in the film, a laptop used by the tech-savvy character Q played by actor Ben Whishaw, a clapper board with Craig’s signature, and a 9-carat gold ring with the Spectre insignia will also go under the hammer. The list would not be complete, however, without the James Bond staples – a martini shaker and two cocktail glasses, which are expected to fetch around $4,000.
Proceeds from the auction will go to charity, so the buyers will be ‘Bonding’ for a good cause.