Aston Martin DBS (Photo: Bloomberg)
The two sales of a selection of objects from the James Bond universe by Christie’s in London brought in a total of more than two million euros, exceeding the most optimistic forecasts, the auction house announced on Wednesday.
Buyers from 42 countries came forward for these auctions organized as part of the 50th anniversary of the cinematic adventures of Agent 007 and the proceeds of which are to be donated to charitable associations.
Some of the items on offer came directly from the stocks of Eon Productions, the British company which produced the James Bond films.
The auctions took place in two stages, first online from September 28 to October 8, then live during an evening organized Friday evening at Christie’s which was notably attended by the actor Roger Moore, one of the incarnations of famous secret agent on screen.
The highlight of the collection was the black Aston Martin DBS driven by another James Bond, Daniel Craig, in the opening scene of “Quantum of Solace” (2008), during a chase on Italian roads. The car, estimated between 125,000 and 190,000 euros, went for 299,633 euros.
The Omega titanium watch worn by the actor in “Skyfall”, the latest opus which hits theaters on October 24, went for 195,305 euros and his tuxedo by Tom Ford was acquired for 58,188 euros.
The score of the title song of Skyfall co-written and performed by Adele, bearing the singer’s autographs, was sold for 17,078 euros. As for the swimsuit worn by Craig in “Casino Royale” (2006), a size L blue shorty, signed La Perla, it found a buyer for 55,207 euros.
In total, 2,034,999 euros were collected during these two sales.