Oct 30, 2015
Roger Moore's Bond Rolex set to go under the hammer in Geneva
Oct 30, 2015
A vintage Hollywood timepiece that had a starring role in the James Bond movie "Live and Let Die" is set to go under the hammer in Switzerland.
The vintage Rolex Submariner was fabricated in 1972 and shot to fame a year later when Roger Moore used its powers to escape myriad dangerous situations, to the delight of 1 billion viewers. As well as being able to cut through rope, the watch featured a hyper-intensified magnetic field with the ability to deflect bullets and even boasted a magnetic reach capable of unzipping dresses and catching spoons from coffee saucers.
The iconic watch comes signed inside the caseback "Roger Moore 007", and is expected to fetch 150,000 - 250,000 Swiss Francs (approximately $151,000 - $252,000) when it goes up for auction on November 7 at the Geneva Watch Auction: Two.
Other covetable and collectable timepieces going on sale during the prestigious event include a distinctive Rolex Daytona "Solo Quicksilver", which was made in 1968 and is fitted with a potentially unique dial with only the word 'Rolex' printed at 12 o'clock. It is expected to sell for 250,000 - 500,000 Swiss Francs (around $252,000 - $504,000). An Hermès Cosmograph Daytona watch featuring a "Paul Newman" black dial with gold registers and gilt writing and an "Hermès" stamp on its outer case back first sold on November 30, 1971 is also on the listing, and is expected to raise 300,000 - 600,000 Swiss Francs (approximately $302,000 - $605,000).
The Geneva Watch Auction Two, run by Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo, will comprise around 200 collectable watches. The event will be preceded by the Only Watch Charity Auction, which includes 44 one-of-a-kind timepieces created especially to raise profits for research on the neuromuscular disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).
The Geneva Watch Auction: Two will run from November 7-8 and is estimated to realize over $14 million.
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