Bond's Thunderball watch may see $91,000 after car boot find



2015-06-26 13:17:02

Bond's Thunderball watch may see $91,000 after car boot find

The Geiger counter watch used by James Bond in Thunderball has surfaced after years

The Geiger counter watch that James Bond used in 1965's Thunderball has been discovered at a UK car boot sale, and will be sold at Christie's on June 26.

James Bond Thunderball watch This was the first watch adapted by Q Branch on screen

The watch is the first thatgadget man Q adapted inthe Bond series, marking a landmark moment for watch collectors.

After being bought for just 25, it is now expected to realise between 40,000 and 60,000 ($60,822-91,233).

Made by Breitling in 1962, the Top Time watch was then adapted for use in the film by the James Bond art department.

One of its hands was modified to show the strength of radioactivity, a crucial tool in finding the two NATO bombs stolen by SPECTRE.

It is thought that the watch was passed on to one of the crew at Pinewood Studios (which is where Thunderball was produced) shortly after filming. However, it is not known how it eventually made its way to the car boot sale.

In March, a Rolex Oyster Perpetual that belonged to a James Bond cameraman and adventurer was offered with Anderson & Garland.

Bond is famous for his gadget-filled watches, with the magnetic Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner taking pride of place at number one in our top five Rolex watches.

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