GENEVA - A James Bond Rolex watch complete with a buzz saw and a hyper-intensified magnetic field to deflect bullets will come up for auction in Geneva on Monday, said Christie's.
"The watch is unique. It is the watch that Syd Cain -- the famous engineer... had modified for the film Live and Let Die," said Aurel Bacs, Christie's international director for watches.
Estimated to fetch between 200,000 and 400,000 francs (170,000 and 340,000 euros), the stainless steel watch worn by Roger Moore who played 007 in the film boasts several gadgets.
Among them is a buzz saw, which was created by cutting the bezel's edges into sharp teeth and modified in order to allow it to rise to maximum height before spinning.
In the film, Bond used the saw to cut through a rope and escape with Solitaire -- played by Jane Seymour -- just before the villain could feed them to the sharks.
As for the magnetic feature which was meant to deflect bullets, Bond had another use for it.
"Bond had used it to unzip Miss Caruso's dress in the beginning of the film," said Bacs.http://www.philippinenews.com/arts-a-culture/4705-james-bond-watch-with-bullet-deflector-up-for-auction.html
James Bond watch sells for $198,000
GENEVA: A Rolex watch worn by Roger Moore in the James Bond film " Live and Let Die" -- complete with rotating saw and bullet deflector -- fetched 180,000 Swiss francs (150,000 euros, $198,000) at auction on Monday.
An anonymous buyer snapped up the gadget-lover's dream after it failed to reach its estimated 200,000 to 400,000 franc price tag at Christie's in Geneva.
The "Submariner" Rolex boasts a saw used by 007 in the film to cut through a rope to save Solitaire -- played by Jane Seymour -- from some hungry sharks.
Its hyper-intensified magnetic field was meanwhile intended to help Bond deflect bullets, but instead was used to unzip the dress of a love interest at the beginning of the 1973 film.
Head of watches at Christie's Aurel Bacs said the European buyer was an enthusiast who wanted to remain anonymous.
The total price paid for the watch, including the buyer's premium, was 219,000 francs (182,000 euros), the auction house said. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/et-cetera/james-bond-watch-sells-for-198000/articleshow/10734501.cms