How much is James Bond's watch?
James Bond. The name resonate style and class. The world’s most famous secret-agent is also famous for a number of other things, like cars, guns, gadgets, women and (especially over the last decade) watches. Just how much of an impact does the name James Bond have on watches? Well, the Omega Seamaster that he wore in the latest film, Spectre, just sold at auction for an incredible GBP 92,500 (approximately AED 475,000).
You read that right, the watch that Daniel Craig sported for Bond’s 24th film fetched a cool half-million Dirhams at an live online auction sale took place at a live an online auction at the renowned auction house, Christie’s. Not bad, for what is essentially a (really nice) film prop.
The limited-edition ‘Prototype One’ Omega Seamaster 300 has a stainless steel case, a black dial, with a black bi-directional rotating bezel made from polished ceramic. With other unique features such as the “lollipop” central seconds hands, as well as the 5-stripe black and grey NATO strap. The Seamaster 300 has managed to be the Bond watch choice since 1995 because of its classic style that captures the Bond’s character. And if you’re head’s still too caught up in the bid, it’s worth noting that all proceeds from the auction will go towards helping Doctors without Borders and other non-profit organisations.
The special Seamaster timepiece was among a number of other Spectre film memorabilia under the hammer, with multiple items and props from the archives of Eon Productions – the makers of the bond films.