Aston Martin DB10 tops Christie's James Bond Spectre auction



2016-02-19 12:10:07

An Aston Martin DB10 smashed its estimate last night at Christie's, as the star lot of a James Bond-themed auction in London.

The charity auction featured 10 exclusive lots relating to Spectre, Daniel Craig's fourth screen outing as 007 released in 2015.

In total the sale realized £2,785,500 ($3,977,694), with all proceeds benefitting Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), other charitable organisations and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).

Leading the sale was the Aston Martin, one of ten examples built specifically for the Spectre production. Whereas eight of the cars were modified for use by stunt-drivers on-screen, two were retained in original condition to be used for promotional purposes

This DB10, bearing a unique plaque signed by Craig, was displayed at London's Royal Albert Hall during the Spectre world premier, and is the only example to have been offered for sale. Valued at £1-£1.5 million, the car eventually sold for £2,434,500 ($3,476,466).

The sale also featured a number of Craig's screen-used costumes and props from the hit film. These included the 'Mexican Day of the Dead' costume worn during the film's striking pre-credit sequence, which realized £98,500 ($140,658); an Omega Seamaster 300 wristwatch gifted to Bond by Q, which sold for £92,500 ($132,090); and a two-piece dinner suit designed by Tom Ford which brought £27,500 ($39,270).

Further props from the film included a Longines 'Conquest Heritage' 18-carat rose gold wristwatch worn by Ralph Fiennes as M, which fetched £20,000 ($28,560), and the Spectre gold ring worn by Christoph Waltz, bearing the sinister criminal organization's octopus symbol, which sold for £32,500 ($46,410).

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