James Bond’s Rolex Submariner Will be auctioned in Geneva
This is your chance to own a James Bond’s Rolex Submariner! This comes in the eve of the new James Bond film Spectre’s release.
Now you can own one piece of history, a watch worn by the best spy in the world. When you get one those chances to own a piece of filmography, you just don’t turn your back to it.
Everyone knows that James Bond is always wearing the best clothes and accessories, and when you hear that one of his accessories will be auctioned, you can’t help but glow of happiness.
Rolex is one of the most expensive watch brands ever so it’s no surprise that Mr. Bond chose to wear it!
That’s just a glimpse of how the character dresses. And it has always been like that.
For example, the watch that will be auctioned on November at Geneva was worn by Roger Moore.
Roger Moore has played James Bond in Live and Let Die (1973); The Man with the Golden Gun (1974); The Spy Who Loved Me (1977); Moonraker (1979); For Your Eyes Only (1981); Octopussy (1983); and A View to a Kill (1985).
The watch we are talking about today was worn by Roger Moore in Live and Let Die, a James Bond film from 1973.
The timepiece is a Rolex 5513 Submariner and on screen is complete with Hyper Intensified Magnetic Field Generator & Buzz Saw Bezel.
This is an ultra-rare 1972 Rolex Submariner, which is why is expected to sell for $230,000 – $450,000.
Phillips will offer the iconic timepiece at its Geneva sale at Hotel La Reserve on Nov. 7–8.
The watch was specially modified for the film into one of the most famous Bond gadgets ever.
On the film, the watch had a buzz saw bezel able to cut through rope, facilitating Bond’s escape in one important scene, as well as putting out a “hyper intensified magnetic field” according to Q with the ability to deflect bullets.
But of course, he used it instead to unzip a woman’s dress; that’s so Bond.
If you want to purchase the watch, you’ll not only have a piece of history at your wrist but also ‘Roger Moore 007’ sign inside the caseback.
But even if the watch hadn’t belonged to the most iconic characters of all time, it would have sell for big money. In 2011, the same watch was auctioned for $198,000 at Christie’s.
If you like the watch but are not willing to part with a quarter million dollars, you can purchase a Rolex Submariner here for only $8,200
Ian Fleming, dashing author of the original James Bond books, initially specified the Rolex as the secret agent’s timepiece of choice, though in the movies these days he sports an Omega.