Haute 100: Christie’s to Host James Bond ‘Spectre’ Auction


In honor of the Digital HD, Blue-ray and DVD release of the 24th Bond film, Christie’s will host a live auction in London and online. Christie’s is slated to present Bond aficionados a chance to acquire memorabilia from Spectre, which racked in $73 million from 3,929 theaters on opening weekend.

The live auction will feature a number of haute items. So what can fans expect? James Bond’s blue ‘JB’ Tom Ford cufflinks, which was worn in the opening scene of Spectre by Daniel Craig; Spectre Blu-ray, signed by Daniel Craig, estimated at £3,000-5,000 ($4,320-7,200); the Omega Seamaster 300 watch that was worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond, estimated at £15,000-20,000 ($16,396-21,870); an Aston Martin DB10, one of the series of DB10s designed and engineered by Aston Martin exclusively for James Bond, Spectre; among other haute items.

Additional highlights of the auction includes the archives of EON Productions, as well as donations from director Sam Mendes, actor Jesper Christensen (Mr White in Spectre, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace), Bond producers Michael G.Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, and artist Sam Smith, who co-wrote the official award-winning Spectre theme song.

Commenting on the sale, David Linley, Honorary Chairman, Christie’s EMERI, said, “As a life-long James Bond fan it gives me great pleasure for Christie’s 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 organizations. We are proud to continue Cubby Broccoli’s philosophy of giving something back.”

The online-only portion of the auction will commence on Feb.16th and will feature 14 of the 24 lots available. The online-auction will last till Feb. 23rd. The remaining 10 lots will be presented in a live auction, held at Christie’s London on Feb.18th. Although the live auction is invitation-only, Internet and telephone bids will be open to anyone who wishes to take part in the sale.

All proceeds will benefit Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), other charitable organizations, and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). To see all the lots, click here.

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