A rare Rolex made famous by Sean Connery in the very first James Bond movie, “Dr. No,” is set to go under the hammer Wednesday.
And while the watch doesn’t feature a laser cutter, detonator or any other hidden gadgets, it could still fetch up to $280,000, according to estimates.
The stainless steel collector’s item is believed to have been produced in 1958. Four years later, Connery would wear a version of the timepiece — a Rolex Submariner 6538 — during his first outing as the British spy, earning it the nickname the “James Bond Submariner.”
The auction house behind the sale, Sotheby’s, notes that the watch’s brown dial has faded, though the luminous hour markers remain intact. The item is “free from significant marks and scratches,” according to the sale catalog.
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