The present Rolex ref. 5513, modified by the famous Q Branch, is certainly the most memorable Submariner to appear in movies and must be considered a veritable trophy not only for the watch aficionado but also for the amateurs of cinematography and of James Bond in general.
Especially designed for James Bond to be worn during 007'’s mission in Live and Let Die, it was created in 1972 by the world-famous film production designer Syd Cain*.
Featuring not only a bezel spinning at high speed to cut ropes and chains, in the movie it also bore an ultra-strong magnet which was supposed to neutralize bullets but was, instead, used by 007 to unzip Ms. Solitaire’s dress.
The lot will be sold together with an original construction drawing and two signed images from the set (estimate: SFr. 200,000 - 400,000).
© 1973 Danjaq, LLC & United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.
*Note to editors:
Syd Cain (born Sidney B. Cain on 16 April 1918) is a British production designer who has worked on more than 30 films, including four in the James Bond series in the 1960s and 1970s.
To Be Offered For Sale at Christie's Geneva
Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, Geneva
14 November 2011 - 9.30am & 2.30pm
Monday 14 November 9.30am & 2.30pm
VIEWINGS IN GENEVA
Friday 11 November 10am-6pm
Saturday 12 November 10am-6pm
Sunday 13 November 10am-7pm
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