Sold at the Christie’s London sale of film memorabilia, the Longines Conquest Heritage and a prototype of the Omega Seamaster 300 used in the movie “Spectre” achieved an impressive prices.
Christies James Bond Spectre: The Auction Sale 13116
The auction was held by Christie’s JAMES BOND SPECTRE: THE AUCTION SALE 13116, of the items used in the movie. Total sales proceeds are £2,785,500, and no buyer’s premiums are charged for the sales.
Longines Conquest Heritage worn by M
The Longines was Lot 3, and sold for £20,000. The pre-sale estimate was £5,000 – £7,000. Proceeds of the sale goes to the benefit of the independent medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
The watch was one of two which was worn by Ralph Fiennes, as M, in the latest James Bond movie, Spectre. The other was retained by the Swatch Group.
The watch is in 18 carat rose gold and features a sun ray solver dial with appliqué indices, Dauphine hands with SuperLuminova and a date aperture at 12 o’clock. The movement is Longines L633, with 38 hours autonomy and a beat rate of 28.800 bph is based on the ETA 2824/2.
The Omega Seamaster 300 worn by 007.
Bond himself wore an Omega which we reviewed here, which Daniel Craig gifted to Ellen Degeneres. We covered that story here. The prototype of the Omega Seamaster 300, one of eight used in the movie, was also offered for sale in the same auction as Lot 9 and achieved a price of £92,500 against a pre-sale estimate of £15,000 – £20,000. Proceeds of the Omega goes to UNMAS.
The watch had a black dial, luminous broad arrow hour markers and Arabic 3, 6, 9 numerals, luminous hands and “lollipop” sweep centre seconds, circular stainless steel case with transparent back, bi-directional rotating black ceramic bezel calibrated for 12 hours, self-winding caliber 8400, 38 jewels. Dial case and movement signed Omega, movement no. 87233956, case back engraved Liquid Metal Technologies, Seamaster 300, Anti-Magnetic, 15,000 Gauss, 300m/1000ft, Si14, lugs engraved Proto. No 1, Not For Sale, no. 87233956, stainless steel. Black and grey striped ‘NATO’ strap with Omega stainless steel strap holders. 41mm. diam. In presentation box