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George Lazenby/On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 1969
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George Lazenby/On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 1969

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George Lazenby/On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 1969
A stainless steel chronograph wristwatch, 1960s, signed Rolex, Chronograph, case no. 1206613, ref. 6238, the brushed silvered dial with applied baton numerals, luminous steel hands, subsiduary dials for running seconds, elapsed minutes and hours, sweep centre seconds operated by two round buttons in the band, steel three-part case with plain inclined bezel and screwed back and screw down winder, Rolex steel bracelet [not original to the dial], diameter of dial -- 1 3/8in. (35mm.), with BUCHERER case -- purchased for and worn by George Lazenby as James Bond in the 1969 United Artists/Eon film On Her Majesty's Secret Service; accompanied by a black and white press still of Lazenby as James Bond wearing the watch -- 8x10in. (20.3x25.4cm.), and an invoice from Bucherer of Switzerland to Eon Productions dated 23rd October, 1968 (3)
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c 1969 Danjaq, LLC. and United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.

Lot Essay

This watch was purchased by Eon Productions for George Lazenby to wear as Bond when, undercover as genealogist Sir Hilary Bray, he infiltrates Blofeld's research institute, Piz Gloria, in the Swiss Alps.
At the end of filming, the wardrobe department sold off some of the costumes and accessories from the film and this watch was purchaed by the production accountant at the time.
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