Now, you have a chance to own a Rolex that James Bond wore. A stainless steel Rolex Chronograph wristwatch, ref. 6238, worn by James Bond (George Lazzenby) in the movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) will be auctioned as a part of the Fine Watches sale to be held by the French Auction House, Artcurial. This watch was purchased by Eon Productions for George Lazenby at Bucherer Interlaken on October 23rd 1968, to wear as Bond when, undercover as genealogist Sir Hilary Bray, he infiltrates Blofeld’s research institute, Piz Gloria, in the Swiss Alps. The watch was supposed to have been redesigned to be a compasss and the red seconds hand was the compass hand to guide James Bond.
At the end of filming, the wardrobe department sold off some of the costumes and accessories from the film and this watch was purchased by the production accountant at the time. The actual watch was sold for £23,400.00 / $41,000.00 at an auction at Christies London, 16th December 2003. In 2008, the watch was resold to a new owner, and now it will offered once again at the July 18, 2016 auction.