Fifty years of Bond auction ends today at Christie's as sales pass 1m (so how much did THOSE trunks go for)
The shorts Daniel Craig wore in Casino Royale raised 44,450 for Women for WomenAuction total was 752,050
19:18 GMT, 8 October 2012
They sent Daniel Craig's career into the stratosphere and set a million women's hearts racing.
Now THOSE blue swimming trunks worn by Craig during THAT scene in Casino Royale, have sold for a staggering 44,450.
The shorts were just one of 50 items
of James Bond memorabilia sold in Christie's charity sale, which raised a total of 752,050, to
celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first 007 movie Dr No.
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Steamy: The infamous swimming trunks worn by Daniel Craig in Bond film Casino Royale fetched 44,450
…And this is what they look like on: Daniel Craig emerges from the sea in THOSE shorts during THAT scene in 2006 Bond film Casino Royale
The size large navy and powder blue trunks by La Perla, labelled GrigioPerla and made in Italy, raised money for the Women For Women charity.
Other lots included a one-third scale model of an Aston Martin
DB5 used in the filming of Skyfall, the next Bond adventure set to hit the big screen in October, which raised 61,250 for the Tickets for Troops charity.
The car was used in earlier Bond films and has become closely associated with the fictional double agent and was bought by an anonymous telephone bidder.
Although this hefty price tag wasn't as much as the 2008 Aston Martin, 6 Litre V12 DBS, two-door coupe driven by Craig in the most recent film, Quantum of Solace, which sold for 241,250.
Michael G Wilson, who along with Barbara Broccoli is guardian of the Bond films, said: 'In Skyfall we go back to the old Aston Martin, the DB5, we bring that out of mothball.
Cute: Other lots include a one-third scale model of an Aston Martin DB5 used in the filming of Skyfall, the next Bond adventure which hits the big screen in October and raised 61,250 for the Tickets for Troops charity
Killer ride: Another Aston Martin built in 2008 and used in the opening sequence of the last Bond movie Quantum of Solace had a price tag of 241,250
used it in the film but we had to make a model of it. We made an extra
model, one third scale that was made for the film and I think that’s
a pretty unique thing to get.'
Other famous items that raised charitable funds were a titanium Omega Seamaster Professional Planet Ocean watch, worn by Craig in the much anticipated new film, which sold for 157,250.
There was also a navy wool Tom Ford suit worn by Daniel Craig in the new Skyfall film and although it was estimated to sell for between 2,000 and 3,000 it fetched a jaw-dropping 46,850.
The complete works of Ian Fleming, the spy's creator, were another huge success for Christy's: estimated to go for between 10,000 and 15,000 they were sold for 91,250 in a frenzied bidding battle.
A surprise last minute addition to the auction was the orchestral score from the hotly anticipated Skyfall theme song by Adele. Signed on the cover by the singer herself and co-writer Paul Epworth, the item sold for 13,750.
A surprise last minute addition to the auction was the orchestral score from the hotly anticipated Skyfall theme song by Adele
Expensive tipple: There is also a special edition of Bollinger champagne up for grabs… if you have a spare 10,000 to 15,000 of course
To team with the trunks A Stainless steel Omega Seamaster Professional Planet Ocean wristwatch, left, worn by Craig in Quantum of Solace is expect to fetch between 6,000 to 8,000, while a pair of enamel cufflinks worn by Chaim Topol as Milos Columbo in For Your Eyes Only, right, are estimated to make 1,000 to 1,500
Predictions: A selection of 10 tarot cards used by Jane Seymour in Live and Let Die are expected to sell for 740 to 1,100
Among the smaller items sold were 10
tarot cards used by Jane Seymour who played Solitaire in Live and Let Die and a belt with a golden bullet buckle worn by
Christopher Lee as Scaramanga in The Man With the Golden Gun.
Auctioneer Hugh Edmeades led
proceedings, assisted by several guest auctioneers including Sir Roger
Moore, Dame Judi Dench, Samantha Bond, Lucy Fleming, David Walliams, Michael G. Wilson, Lindy Hemming and Maryam d’Abo.
auction, which rasied funds for a range of charities including Unicef,
is one of a series of events being held around the world to mark the
anniversary of one of the world’s longest-running and most successful
Forty lots were sold online between
September 28 and October 8, while 10 of the star items were reserved for
the live auction that took place on October 5 – 'Global James Bond Day'
at Christie’s offices in South Kensington, London.
G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, Producers, EON Productions said: 'What
better way to celebrate the 50 year anniversary than by supporting
UNICEF and the eleven additional charities who will be benefitting from
the auction items donated by the Bond archive and supporters.
'The generosity and dedication of Bond fans will enable the charitable organisations to continue their good work. Many thanks.'
The eyes have it: A pair of Tom Ford sunglasses, right, that Daniel Craig wore in Quantum of Solace, left, were set to make between 2,000 and 3,000
007 fashion: A denim cocktail dress and jacket worn by a waitress and waiter in Tomorrow Never Dies, left, was on offer while a leather, fur-lined, full-length coat by Armani, worn by Rosamund Pike as Miranda Frost in Die Another Day was up for grabs
Trinkets: A cone symbol pendant necklace and a prop book used by Wayne Newton as Professor Joe Butcher in Licence to Kill is was up for auction