, EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment present a rare opportunity to acquire memorabilia from the 24th film in the James Bond series this February to celebrate the release of Spectre on Digital HD, Blu-rayTM and DVD. A live auction and an online-only sale will together present 24 lots of Spectre memorabilia direct from the archives of EON Productions, with unique donations from Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes, Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, Jesper Christensen and Sam Smith. The online-only sale will offer 14 lots and open for bidding from Tuesday 16 to Tuesday 23 February at christies.com/spectreonline. The invitation-only live auction will be held on Thursday 18 February at Christies King Street and will offer 10 lots, accessible to all via both internet and telephone bids. All proceeds from the auctions will benefit Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), other charitable organisations and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).
The live auction on 18 February is led by an Aston Martin DB10, one of the series of DB10s designed and engineered by Aston Martin exclusively for James Bond, Spectre. Most of the DB10s were modified for use in the filming of Spectre, but two of those produced were kept back as show cars, for display purposes only, and this is one of them*. The car is expected to realise between £1,000,000 and £1,500,000 and is to date the only DB10 to be released for public sale by EON Productions and Aston Martin. This is the only car that includes a special plaque signed by Daniel Craig and was displayed at the world premiere of Spectre at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Aston Martin has been associated with the James Bond franchise for over 50 years, with the DB10 model featuring in the latest Bond film, Spectre.
Further highlights in the live auction include an Omega Seamaster 300 watch, worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond in Spectre (estimate: £15,000-20,000). The proceeds of this lot will be donated to UNMAS. The online-only auction features the laptop used by Ben Whishaw as Q (estimate: £4,000-6,000); and a pair of Tom Ford Snowdon sunglasses worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond (estimate: £4,000-6,000).
The live auction and online-only sale will both take place in the same month that Spectre is released on Digital HD, Blu-rayTM and DVD in the U.S. (9 February) and in the UK (22 February). Included in the live auction is a Spectre Blu-rayTM, signed by Daniel Craig, which is offered together with a pair of James Bonds blue initialed JB Tom Ford cufflinks worn by Daniel Craig in the opening scene of the film (estimate: £3,000-5,000).
David Linley, Honorary Chairman, Christies EMERI, commented: As a life-long James Bond fan it gives me great pleasure for Christies to be part of this James Bond Spectre charity auction, celebrating the 24th film in the franchise. All proceeds of the auction will benefit Médecins Sans Frontières and other charitable organisations. We are proud to continue Cubby Broccolis philosophy of giving something back.