This February, the 24th film in the James Bond series, Spectre, is to be released on Digital HD, Blue-ray™ and DVD on 9 February in the US and on 22 February in the UK.
To celebrate the occasion, Christie’s is to present a unique opportunity to acquire memorabilia from the film with charity auctions, live in London and online. All proceeds will benefit Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), other charitable organisations, and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).
The live auction on 18 February will take place at Christie’s King Street auction house in London. The auction event is featured by an Aston Martin DB10, one of the series of DB10s designed and engineered by Aston Martin exclusively for James Bond, Spectre. Most of the DB10s were modified for use in the filming of Spectre, but two of those produced were kept back unmodified as show cars, for display purposes only, and this is one of them. The car is expected to raise between £1,000,000 and £1,500,000 for charity and is to date the only DB10 to be released for public sale by Aston Martin and EON Productions.
The DB10 features a 4.7-litre V8 petrol engine and six-speed manual gearbox. It has an estimated top speed of around 190 mph. The car features an all carbon fibre exterior while the interior has been painstakingly handmade using fine luxury leathers, carbon fibre and aluminium.
This is the only car that includes a special plaque signed by Daniel Craig and was displayed at the world premiere of Spectre at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Aston Martin has been associated with the James Bond franchise for over 50 years, with the DB10 model featuring in the latest Bond film, Spectre.
Additional highlights of the live sale include the Omega Seamaster 300 watch that was worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond, estimated at £15,000-20,000, while the online-only sale is to feature the laptop used by actor Ben Whishshaw as Q, estimated at £4,000-6,000, and a pair of Tom Ford ‘Snowdon’ sunglasses, worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond, estimated at £4,000-6,000.
Although the live auction is invitation-only, internet and telephone bids will be open to anyone who wishes to take part in the sale.
Further information about the auction can also be found at www.christies.com/bond