The set is now estimated CHF 150K for sale by Phillips in Geneva on November 8, lot 290.
This watch had started its career in 1972 as a conventional stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner 5513. Under the skilled hands of the art director Syd Cain, it was converted to a movie prop for James Bond's Live and Let Die, released in 1973.
The Rolex movement was removed and the case was heightened to instal a rotating circular bezel with sharp saw teeth enabling Bond to cut through the rope. A hole was managed to link an invisible wire that will unzip the dress of the Miss.
In addition, a hyper intensified magnetic power was attributed in the film to the instrument, but this feature may be a movie trick somehow supported by a magnet inside the watch. The unzip of the Miss is humorously linked to it when Bond comments 'Sheer magnetism, darling' after his feat.
007 was played by Roger Moore who signed this amazing prop in black marker.
SOLD for CHF 365K including premium
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