Christie's to auction memorabilia from James Bond Spectre movie
February 3, 2016: To celebrate the release of James Bond Spectre on Digital HD, Blue-ray and DVD in US and UK in February, Christie’s is presenting an opportunity to acquire memorabilia from the film, with 24 lots from the archives of EON Productions, as well as donations from Daniel Craig, director Sam Mendes, actor Jesper Christensen, Bond producers Michael G.Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, and artist Sam Smith. All proceeds will benefit Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), other charitable organisations, and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).
The live auction is led by an Aston Martin DB10, one of the series of DB10s designed and engineered by Aston Martin exclusively for James Bond, Spectre. Most of the DB10s were modified for use in the filming of Spectre, but two were kept back as show cars, for display purposes only, and this is one of them. The car is expected to realise between £1,000,000 and £1,500,000 and is to date the only DB10 to be released for public sale by Aston Martin and EON Productions. The car includes a special plaque signed by Daniel Craig and was displayed at the world premiere of Spectre at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Additional highlights include the Omega Seamaster 300 watch that was worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond, estimated at £15,000-20,000. The online-only sale is to feature the laptop used by actor Ben Whishshaw as Q, estimated at £4,000-6,000, and a pair of Tom Ford ‘Snowdon’ sunglasses, worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond, estimated at £4,000-6,000.
Worn by Daniel Craig in the movie, James Bond’s blue ‘JB’ Tom Ford cufflinks are to be offered in the live auction, along with the Spectre Blu-ray, signed by Daniel Craig, estimated at £3,000-5,000.
The online-only sale is to feature 14 of the 24 lots available, with bidding open from 16 to 23 February at christies.com/spectreonline. The remaining 10 lots will be presented in the live auction, held at Christie’s London on February 18. Although the live auction is invitation-only, internet and telephone bids will be open to anyone who wishes to take part in the sale.