Posts by Mike Krumboltz
- Mike Krumboltz at Movie Talk6 mths ago
The Breitling Top Time, worn by Sean Connery in the 1965 James Bond adventure "Thunderball," is going up for sale at Christie's auction house.
It's expected to go for about $90,000.
More amazing than the expected price is the manner in which the watch was discovered. The U.K.'s Independent reports that several years ago, a bargain hunter spotted the timepiece at a yard sale. It was purchase for less than $40.
An expert examined the find and confirmed that it was the same wristwatch agent 007 wore in his battle against the evil organization SPECTRE in "Thunderball." It had been missing for many years.
The Telegraph reports the watch "is thought to have been passed on by someone who worked at Pinewood Studios where the film was shot."