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$6.8m of James Bond memorabilia sells at auction including the Aston Martin DB5

by | Last updated on Oct 14, 2022 at 4:50PM | Published on Sep 30, 2022 | Gadgets

A host of memorabilia from various James Bond films including the Aston Martin DB5 and Omega watch from No Time to Die have sold at auction for a staggering amount.

Offered by Christie’s in part one of its Sixty Years of James Bond sale, the 25 lots on offer brought in a total of $6.8 million (£6.1 million) which all went to charity.

The collectible that brought in the craziest amount of money had to be the watch worn by Daniel Craig in the series’ latest installment.

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An Omega Seamaster 300 Series 007 Edition, it was initially valued at just $16-22k (£15-20k) but actually sold for a staggering $251,580 (£226,800).

Designed in collaboration with Craig for his final James Bond film, the titanium watch came with a certificate signed by him.

Another Omega also worn by him in the film sold for a huge amount as well.

This time a blue-dialled Seamaster Aqua Terra, it brought in $132,780 (£119,700), again, well over its estimate which was the same.

However, the lot that brought the most money by a long shot was the Aston Martin DB5 that also featured in No Time to Die.

While estimates had it sitting at $1.7 – $2.2 million (£1.5-2.0 million), it actually sold for $3,241,230 (£2,922,000).

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It’s worth noting that this isn’t even a real DB5, but instead a replica.

The body of a DB5 was draped over a space-frame chassis with rallycross suspension to allow it to perform the stunts seen in the film.

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The other surprise sale was from an older Bond flick, 1981’s Octopussy.

A Swarovski crystal-mounted ‘prop egg’ that featured in the film was only slated to bring in $6.6-11k (£6-10k).

However, the oddity actually sold for a truly staggering $363,390 (£327,600).

A few bargains did manage to slip through amongst these big ticket items.

Several of the other cars that featured in No Time to Die including Land Rover Defenders, a Range Rover Sport SVR, and a Jaguar XF stunt car all sold for less than their valuations.

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