The piece of memorabilia – the Geiger counter wristwatch worn by 007 in Thunderball will be object of interests for collectors around the world at Christie’s Pop Culture sale on 26 June 2013. The Breitling Top Time, first ever watch specially adapted for James Bond, was bought for £25 ($38) at a car boot sale, and now is expected to fetch £60,000 ($90,500) at an auction.
The watch was used by Sean Connery during 007’s mission to find two NATO atomic bombs stolen by the evil organisation SPECTRE in the 1965 movie.
It was the first watch to be modified by the famous Q Branch and is equipped with a Geiger counter. Made by Breitling in 1962 it was adapted by the James Bond art department and was the only example produced for the movie and it is thought to have been passed on by someone who worked at Pinewood Studios, where much of the film was made.
It is one of a number of items that are given to Bond by Q, who was played by Desmond Llewelyn, when he heads over to Nassau.
“This is a great opportunity for collectors to acquire a unique piece of James Bond memorabilia,” said Christie’s auction house.