License to sell: James Bond’s 1960’s Rolex Watch
James Bond may be best known for his smooth clothing and spy devices, however for his maker Ian Fleming “a honorable man’s decision of timepiece says as much in regards to him as does his Savile Row suit”.
Furthermore, now, one of the watches that framed a crucial piece of 007’s look right around five decades prior is to be sold in Monte Carlo by auction.
A Rolex uncommonly adjusted for George Lazenby in the 1969 Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is available to be purchased with sales management firm Artcurial and is assessed to go for upwards of €200,000 (£167,000).
The substantial silver watch, with a special chronograph hand, was composed by Swiss gem dealers Bucherer.
For sharp peered toward James Bond fans the watch is a particular piece of Lazenby’s look in the unrivaled time he showed up in the part, assuming control from Sean Connery for the 6th trip of the establishment. Bond can be seen wearing the look as he penetrates Piz Gloria, the Swiss allergy clinic run by Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the head of worldwide criminal organisation Spectre.
It is additionally the same watch that 007, caught in a cable car machinery room, used to record the timings of the cable cars and plot his getaway down the Swiss Alps.
The watch was purchased for 790 Swiss francs in 1968, and will be sold by auction together with the first receipt and a written by hand note from Bucherer, which says “this is the watch for James Bond”.
In spite of the fact that Bond has donned an Omega in late trips, in his original books, Fleming was exceptionally specific about the watch his spy ought to wear. Writing in his 1953 novel, Casino Royale, Fleming indicated that 007 “couldn’t simply wear a watch. It must be a Rolex watch“.
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