This auction is filled with 60 years of James Bond memorabilia
It’s easy to associate James Bond with Daniel Craig, who took over the role in 2006 Casino Royale.
But the first Bond movie was Dr. Noreleased on screens in 1962 with Sean Connery in the lead role.
It was 60 years ago. Six decades. Half a century plus 10.
You get the point. But over those many years, the Bond franchise has gifted us with all manner of glorious cars, high-tech gadgets, and memorable accessories. Now these items can be yours.
Sixty Years of James Bond is a new auction from Christie’s and EON Productions, where you can score some of the most coveted memorabilia from 007’s run on the big screen. The live auction starts on September 28, but online bidding is ongoing right now, so you can start browsing the site and making bids.
Dig around and you’ll find 25 bundles including vehicles, watches, costumes, and accessories. Many come from the most recent movie, no time to diewhile the others focus on the six actors who have played Bond over the years.
The crown jewel of it all is the iconic Aston-Martin DB5 from no time to die, which was specifically designed to perform stunts during filming. It is one of only eight cars of this type, and to date is the only one to be offered for public sale. And, yes, that includes the (fake) machine guns behind the headlights.
Other enviable vehicles featured in no time to die include a 1981 Aston-Martin, a supercharged Land Rover Defender V8 110 Bond Edition and a Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE motorcycle.
If you prefer to go a different route, the auction also includes several Omega watches, a Tom Ford tuxedo and a collection of five bow ties worn by Daniel Craig. There’s also a five-night stay at the Fleming Villa in Jamaica, where Ian Fleming wrote all 14 Bond books.
Then there’s the bionic eyeball worn by Agent Specter Primo. It comes with a small golden stand, a golden plate and a black velvet cushion. So it is for display in your home. Not for getting it into your head to run a secret criminal network.
Just to be clear.