One of Bond’s bespoke beauties is about to become available. Spectre’s Aston Martin DB10 will cross the block in London for Christie’s James Bond Spectre: The Auction, taking place February 18. Never intended for the public, only 10 of the British cars were made for the movie—a fact that makes this DB10 even more appealing. This particular model was also displayed during the film’s premiere at the Royal Albert Hall and bears a plaque signed by James Bond actor Daniel Craig, which helps the clandestine coupe earn a presale estimate of $1.4 million to $2.1 million.
Eon Productions will auction 23 additional lots from Spectre’s archives alongside the DB10, all in honor of the film’s February release on Digital HD, Blue-ray, and DVD. Personal donations from Daniel Craig, director Sam Mendes, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, and musical artist Sam Smith (who wrote the theme song for Spectre) will be among the procurable pieces. Other highlights include a Omega Seamaster 300 watch (estimated at $21,500 to $28,700), Tom Ford sunglasses (estimated at $5,700 to $8,600), and the Tom Ford cuff links (estimated at $4,300 to $7,100) that Daniel Craig wore in the film.
A majority of the lots will be available as part of an online-only auction that runs February 16 through 23, while the Aston Martin and other high-ticket trophies will be reserved for the live auction. And while attendance at the latter is by invitation only, bidding will also be accepted by phone and online. All proceeds will benefit Médecins Sans Frontières and other select charities. (christies.com)