In honour of the Digital HD, Blue-ray™ and DVD release of the 24th James Bond film Spectre, Christie’s is auctioning off memorabilia from the film for charity online from 16-23 February and at Christie’s in London on 18 February.
Donations have been made by Daniel Craig, director Sam Mendes, actor Jesper Christensen, Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barabara Broccoli, and artist Sam Smith, co-writer of the award-winning Spectre theme song. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), other charitable organisations, and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).
The auction is led by Aston Martin DB10, as one of the series of DB10s designed and engineered by Aston Martin is exclusively for James Bond, Spectre. This car is the only DB10 to be released for public sale by Aston Martin and EON Productions and is anticipated to realise between £1,000,000 and £1,500,000. It includes a plaque signed by Daniel Craig that was displayed at the world premiere of Spectre at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Other memorabilia being auctioned off at the live auction include the Omega Seamaster 300 watch worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond, estimated at £15,000-20,000 and the blue ‘JB’ Tom Ford cufflinks worn by Daniel Craig in the opening scene of Spectre. A signed copy of Spectre Blue-ray™ will be offered, estimated at £3,000-5,000.
The online sale offers the laptop used by actor Ben Whishaw as Q, estimated at £4,000-6,000 and a pair of Tom Ford ‘Snowdon’ sunglasses, worn by Daniel Craig, estimated at £4000 - £6000.
“As a life-long James Bond fan it gives me great pleasure for Christie’s to be part of this James Bond Spectre charity auction, celebrating the 24th film in the franchise,” said Honorary Chairman and Christie’s EMERI, David Linley. “All proceeds of the auction will benefit Médecins Sans Frontières and other charitable organisations. We are proud to continue Cubby Broccoli’s philosophy of giving something back.”
The online-only sale, from 16-23 February will be available at www.christies.com/spectreonline. The live auction is invitation-only, but internet and telephone bids are open to the public.