Shaken, Not Stirred: James Bond Memorabilia Is Going on Auction as the Franchise Turns 60 - Arts & Culture

Some of the auction’s highlights include a silver Aston Martin DB5 stunt car, which may go for an estimated $2.4 million. 

Auction house Christie’s, in partnership with EON Productions, is presenting “Sixty Years of James Bond.” The two-part charity sale comes in time with the franchise’s 60th anniversary on the silver screen. 

Featuring 25 lots, the live auction (by invitation only) commences on September 28, while an online sale (open to all) is on September 15. On offer are the vehicles, watches, costumes, and props, many of which were used in the 25th Bond film, No Time To Die (2021). 

Featuring 25 lots, the live auction (by invitation only) commences on September 28, while an online sale (open to all) is on September 15.

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There will be pieces related to the six actors who have played the historic character: Sir Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Sir Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig. The proceeds from the lots dedicated to each will go to each actor’s charity of choice. 

Omega Bond Watch worn by Daniel Craig

Some of the auction’s highlights include a silver Aston Martin DB5 stunt car, which may go for an estimated $2.4 million. 

Historic impact

“Beyond its Bond pedigree, the DB5 model is the best of both worlds in terms of classic Aston Martins,” Broad Arrow Group senior car specialist, Barney Ruprecht, told Penta. “The DB4 is the more traditional sports car, minus the creature comforts. The DB6 is your rolling sofa—nice and comfortable, but not as thrilling to drive. The DB5 splits them somewhere down the middle.”

“Beyond its Bond pedigree, the DB5 model is the best of both worlds in terms of classic Aston Martins,” Broad Arrow Group senior car specialist, Barney Ruprecht, told Penta.

Ruprecht even compared the stunt vehicle’s historic impact to “Marilyn Monroe’s dress [and] Paul Newman’s watch.” 

Swarovski “Imperial Easter Egg” featured in Moore’s Bond movie titled Octopussy (1983).

Before the sale, Christie’s is holding an exhibition of other notable lots, such as Craig’s Omega Bond Watch, his Tom Ford suit from the film, and the Swarovski “Imperial Easter Egg” featured in Moore’s Bond movie titled Octopussy (1983).

Images from the Christie’s website

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