Aston Martin, watches… James Bond auction fetches nearly €8 million

Aston Martin, watches... James Bond auction fetches nearly €8 million

This is a new record for a charity auction for James Bond. Auctions dedicated to the famous British spy, where a replica Aston Martin used for stunts was sold, brought in 6.87 million pounds (7.68 million euros), funds donated to associations, Christie’s said. The result of these auctions, which ended on Wednesday, exceeded the total of previous James Bond charity sales organized by Christie’s, the auction house said. All 61 lots sold by EON Productions, the company that produces the James Bond films, found buyers in this sale celebrating sixty years of James Bond in cinema.

The funds raised were intended for 45 associations, including the foundation of Prince Charles – before he became king with the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8 -, the Red Cross, UNICEF and others. A replica of the Aston Martin DB5 used for James Bond’s No Time To Die stunts has sold for £2.922m (€3.35m). An Omega watch worn by actor Daniel Craig in this film, released in 2021, found a buyer for £226,800 (€259,029).

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A suit worn by this actor in “Skyfall”, released in 2012, raised 44,100 pounds (€50,220). A copy of the script for the film Casino Royale, signed by the producers, actors and writers, sold for £69,300 (€78,770), while a menu from the film Thunderball (1965) fetched nearly £60,500 pounds (68,959 euros). “This incredible result is testament to the enduring appeal of one of cinema’s greatest and most beloved icons, James Bond,” said Adrian Hume-Sayer, director of Christie’s.

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