It’s shaping up to be a big week for James Bond fans.
The customized Rolex Submariner worn by Moore in 1973’s Live and Let Die will be offered at Christie’s Important Watches sale in Geneva on Nov. 14.
Expected to fetch up to about $450,000, it’s the most famous Bond Rolex as it’s also one of Q Branch’s coolest gadgets.
The custom Rolex Submariner worn by Roger Moore in 1973’s Live and Let Die
The timepiece’s two most notable tools were the hyper intensified magnetic field powerful enough to deflect the path of a bullet even at a long range and a rotating buzz saw bezel, both used by Bond at climactic instants in the movie.
The inside case back is signed Roger Moore 007, and it comes complete with two framed black and white prints showing Moore wearing the watch.
At the beginning of the movie 007 also uses the magnetic field to unzip a Bond girls dress.
“Such a delicate touch,” she comments, to which he replies (of course) “Sheer Magnetism, Darling”….
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- Posted October 19, 2011
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