It isn’t the watch worn in every James Bond film, but this Rolex Pré-Daytona worn by George Lazenby in the Bond movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is a big deal.
Bond Rolex watches rarely come up for sale. A Submariner worn in 1973 film Live and Let Die went for $372,000 at auction, which perhaps gives you an indication of just how much this one might sell for.
You can see all the technical details of the watch on the auction site, but to cut a long story short, this is a steel bracelet chronograph with round caee, screwed back, luminescent hands and dots, three additional dials on the main screen and a unique red second hand instead of stainless steel. The steel bracelet is numbered 7205/06 and its folding clasp signed by Rolex.
The watch is sold with the original invoice from 1968 with the handwritten words ‘this is the watch for James Bond’ and a black and white photo showing Bond wearing the timepiece. There is also an invoice from a previous Christie’s sale too.
How much? There is no guide published, you will have to enquire to find one. Or just check with the bank manager and tuen up at French auction house Artcurial, which is selling the watch on 18th July 2016.