Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Rolex Submariner 5513 worn by Roger Moore in 'Live and let die' sold in for USD$244,655 in Christie Geneva, 14 November 2011

This Rolex Reference 5513 Submariner has been modified by Q to include both a buzz-saw bezel, which Bond uses to free himself and Solitaire (Jane Seymour) before they could be fed to hungry sharks and a hyper intensified magnetic field generator. It was strong enough to stop a bullet, which it did in Bond’s final showdown in the movie, as well as helped Bond unzip Madeline Smith’s dress without laying a finger on her.
The unique watch was produced by Rolex in 1972 and still has its original bracelet. The razor sharp buzz saw bezel is still in place, the case-back is signed Roger Moore 007, and there is a small pinhole where there was once a thin wire installed to help unzip Miss Smith’s dress during filming.
Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, 200m, Submariner, Ref. 5513, case no. 2'683'776, manufactured in 1972 and then converted.
Movement removed to allow customization, black dial, luminous baton and dot numerals, , tonneau-shaped case with calibrated rotating black bezel with saw-tooth edge, luminous Mercedes-style hands, modified screw back, the inside case back signed Roger Moore 007, screw down crown, stainless steel Rolex Oyster expandable bracelet with deployant clasp stamped 7-72, a small hole in the end links used to attach an invisible wire to unzip Miss Caruso's dress, case and dial signed.
It was sold for CHF 219,000 ($242,655) through Christie’s, Geneva on 14 Nov 2011.
This same lot 182 Rolex 5513 Submariner, serial (case) number 2683776, previously sold for $37,560 through Christie’s in February of 2001. Bracelet markings notwithstanding, according to Martin Skeet and Nick Urul, Vintage Rolex Sports Models, the Live and Let Die buzz-saw Rolex manufacture date (before Syd Cain modifications for the movie, of course) is more likely sometime in 1970.
An Omega 2900.50.91 Seamaster Planet Ocean worn by Daniel Craig in his inaugural James Bond movie, Casino Royale (Eon Productions, 2006), sold for CHF 250,250 $275,409 at the prevailing exchange rate on 14 Nov.
My Question is why there is no Johnny English’s Spy Agent MI-7 Watch for Auction!? I think that there are fan who might want to bid for this Super Spy’s Watch. His watch, A Casio!?
HK Snob

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