To mark the 60th anniversary of the James Bond films, Christies
and EON Productions will hold an official two-part charity sale, Sixty Years of James Bond, in September 2022, presenting a total of 60 lots. Attendance at the live auction on 28 September is by invitation only to bid in person, with fans and collectors worldwide able to bid online using Christies LiveTM, via telephone bidding, or by leaving an absentee bid. Featuring 25 lots, the live sale will comprise vehicles, watches, costumes and props associated with the 25th film No Time To Die with the final six lots offered celebrating each of the six James Bonds. The online sale will be open for bidding from 15 September until James Bond Day on 5 October presenting 35 lots spanning the twenty-five films with posters, props, costumes, memorabilia and experiences.
As with the last three official Christies 007 auctions which have raised £4,812,525 / $7,196,146 / 6,092,361 proceeds from this sale will benefit charitable causes. For the full list of all 45 charities, please see Notes to Editors and for information about each charity please see the appendix in the drop box. The pre-sale highlights exhibition will be on public view at Christies headquarters, 8 King Street, London, from 15 to 28 September; admittance free. Limited edition printed catalogues are available to pre-order online at christies.com/james-bond.
The Earl of Snowdon, Honorary Chairman, Christies EMEA, said: One of my earliest childhood memories is obsessively playing with a diecast Aston Martin DB5, a gift that had been brought home by my parents from the premiere of Goldfinger. From that moment on I was fascinated by each new Bond film, the special effects and stunts and Bonds watches and incredible style. I was even lucky enough to experience the school run in my fathers DB5. The British legend that is Bond has had a great influence on my life. It is an honour for Christies to be partnering once again with EON Productions to present this two-part official charity sale celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Bond. The incredible landmark live and online auctions will hopefully raise record sums for all the wonderful charitable causes chosen.
Sixty Years of James Bond
CELEBRATING 6 JAMES BONDS OVER 60 YEARS
The live auction on 28 September will conclude with six lots which each represent one of the six actors who have played Bond: Sir Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Sir Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. Each lot will be sold to benefit a charity chosen personally by the respective actors or their estates.
- Sir Sean Connery The Scottish Youth Film Foundation: a five-night stay at the Fleming villa at GoldenEye, this lot will be accompanied by a facsimile of Berkley Mathers annotated working script for the first James Bond film, No, shot on location in Jamaica (estimate: £30,000-50,000).
- George Lazenby Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: two limited edition OMEGA Seamaster watches, in a Globe-Trotter case, the dust cover signed by George Lazenby; the watches were created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film On Her Majestys Secret Service (1969); number 229 from a limited edition of just 257 pieces (estimate: £40,000-60,000).
- Sir Roger Moore UNICEF Childrens Emergency Fund: Octopussy (1983), a gold-plated and Swarovski-encrusted prop egg commissioned from Asprey, in the style of Fabergé (estimate: £6,000-10,000).
- Timothy Dalton National Youth Theatre: Licence To Kill (1989), a black, single-breasted tuxedo worn by Dalton as James Bond, signed on inside jacket lining, together with a set of forty Casino de Isthmus chips, the same poker chips were later re-used in GoldenEye (1995) at the Monte Carlo casino in Monaco still bearing the Isthmus City Casino logo (estimate: £6,000-10,000).
- Pierce Brosnan The Princes Trust: The World Is Not Enough (1999), Q Jet Boat, used in the majority of the films chase sequences. 181 in. (460 cm.) high; 61 in. (155 cm.) wide; 55 in. (140 cm.) deep; this boat is an SFX version rigged with opening weapon hatch at the front (estimate: £20,000-30,000).
- Daniel Craig Severn Hospice: No Time To Die (2021), Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE, the specially modified stunt bike has a major role in the Matera pre-credit sequences; Bond (Daniel Craig) commandeers the bike for a chase through the streets culminating in an epic jump into the piazza (estimate: £20,000-30,000).
VEHICLES: ASTON MARTIN, JAGUAR & LAND ROVER No Time To Die
The top lot of the sale is a silver birch Aston Martin DB5 stunt car, one of eight stunt replicas built for the film by Aston Martin and fitted with Q Branch modifications. This is the only DB5 stunt car to be released for sale and as the ultimate Bond collectors prize is estimated to sell for between £1,500,000 and £2,000,000. The proceeds will benefit The Princes Trust in its work with young people and the
Prince of Waless Charitable Funds support of charities assisting serving and former members of the three Intelligence Agencies and UK Special Forces.
Two further No Time To Die Aston Martins will be offered. The first, a 1981 Aston Martin V8, one of just three modified specifically for No Time To Die, driven by Daniel Craig in the film; it is being sold to benefit United Kingdom for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agencys National Partner in the UK supporting humanitarian relief operations for people displaced by the Ukraine conflict (estimate: £500,000-700,000). Next an Aston Martin DBS Superleggera No Time To Die 007 Special Edition with a unique plaque etched with the signatures from 007 producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and Lashana Lynch, who played Nomi; it is being sold to benefit The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (estimate: £300,000-400,000). To celebrate the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, Aston Martin created the unique 007 Edition, with the same specification as the DBS Superleggera driven by Nomi in No Time To Die, only 25 product cars were made which sold out instantly.
Two Land Rover Defenders and a Range Rover will be offered, led by a Land Rover Defender 110 featured in stunt scenes in No Time To Die, sold to benefit the British Red Cross (estimate: £300,000-500,000, illustrated left). Land Rover tore up the rulebook by allowing the new Defender on set months before its global launch. This particular vehicle is VIN 007 and is one of the 10 used for filming, it also featured in promotional activity in the run-up to the films release.
A 007 60th Anniversary Land Rover Defender, inspired by the specification of the Defenders that appear in No Time To Die is being sold to benefit Tusk (estimate: £200,000-300,000). Unique to this Defender V8 Bond Edition is its instrument panel end cap with a 60 Years of Bond logo etched design.
A No Time To Die Range Rover Sport SVR Stunt Car is being sold to benefit the London Screen Academy and Into Film (estimate: £80,000-120,000, illustrated right). In the film, a pair of Range Rover Sport SVRs take part in an epic chase sequence; this vehicle is one of six Range Rover Sport SVRs supplied for filming.
Chosen as a perfect chase car, the sale also includes a Jaguar XF featured in stunt scenes which is being sold to benefit Carnegie Science (estimate: £50,000-70,000, illustrated left). Appearing in the films pre-credit sequence, two Jaguar XFs are seen on the streets of Matera, southern Italy, in pursuit of James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux).
WATCHES No Time To Die
Two OMEGA watches from No Time To Die are offered. OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300m 007 Edition, a titanium automatic diver's military style wristwatch with mesh bracelet worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond and designed with input from Craig and the filmmakers; it is being sold to benefit TIMES UP UK (estimate: £15,000-20,000, illustrated left). Specifically built from titanium to withstand the rigours of Bonds action scenes, this watch was Bond's choice while living in Jamaica.
The OMEGA Aqua Terra 150m, worn by Daniel Craig in the opening sequence is a striking watch with a blue dial that recalls OMEGA's rich maritime heritage and Bond's naval background; it is being sold to benefit Orbis (estimate: £15,000-20,000, illustrated right).
MEMORABILIA No Time To Die
Examples of the memorabilia offered include, from left to right: Primo's bionic eyeball in cradle with velvet cushion and plate benefitting BAFTA (estimate: £4,000-6,000). A Tom Ford two-piece dinner suit with Crockett & Jones shoes, worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond to attend a SPECTRE party (one of four worn by Craig in the film, the others retained by the EON Archive). As part of this lot, Tom Ford will also supply the winning bidder with a made to measure dinner suit benefitting National Youth Theatre (estimate: £25,000-30,000). A clapperboard, signed by Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Daniel Craig, Lashana Lynch, Léa Seydoux, Ana de Armas, David Dencik, Dali Benssalah, Naomie Harris, Linus Sandgren, Billy Magnussen, Hans Zimmer, Billie Eilish and Finneas OConnell benefitting Médecins Sans Frontières (estimate: £5,000-7,000). A Navy tactical costume, worn by Lashana Lynch as Nomi in the climax of the film, with colour concept design print, signed by costume designer Suttirat Anne Larlarb benefitting both ACLT and Operation Black Vote (estimate: £10,000-15,000). No Time To Die song page with lyrics signed by Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell and No Time To Die theme music sheet signed by Hans Zimmer, Steve Mazzaro and Johnny Marr benefitting NSPCC (estimate: £5,000-7,000). A set of twenty-six behind the scenes photographs and portfolio being sold as a single lot, shot on Leica cameras by Michael G. Wilson, Daniel Craig, Greg Williams and unit photographer, Nicola Dove; each signed by the photographer benefitting Johns Hopkins Medicine (estimate: £10,000-20,000). A Michael Lo Sordo 'Alexandra' gown worn by Ana de Armas as CIA agent Paloma (one of four worn by de Armas, the others retained by the EON archive), with a Jimmy Choo 'Vivien blue liquid velvet clutch bag with deco crystal detail and Aquazzura silver strappy sandals and blue velvet ammunition garter designed and made by the films costume department benefitting Médecins Sans Frontières (estimate: £8,000-12,000).
Sixty Years of James Bond
15 SEPTEMBER 5 OCTOBER
The online sale will be open for bidding from 15 September until James Bond Day on 5 October, presenting 35 lots spanning the twenty-five films with posters, props, costumes, memorabilia and experiences.
A highlight is an otherwise unobtainable Champagne Bollinger experience sold to benefit The Princes Trust (estimate: £15,000-20,000). This unique experience for four people, includes first class travel by Eurostar to Paris. On arrival in the village of Aÿ, the winning bidder and guests will be treated to an exclusive tour and private lunch at the former family house of Madame Bollinger. Lunch will be hosted by Madame Bollingers great nephew, Etienne Bizot, who heads the Bollinger family business and will be accompanied by selected Bollinger Reserve champagnes. Upon return to Paris, the winning bidder and guests will enjoy an overnight stay at the Hôtel le Bristol Paris (two rooms) before returning to London first class on Eurostar. The package celebrates the 40 year partnership of Bollinger as the Official Champagne of 007 as well as the 60th Anniversary of James Bond and includes an original 1985 poster for A View To A Kill (1985).