James Bond and Other Omega Watches Sold at Antiquorum
Antiquorum, the leading horological auction sale, set a remarkable record - an Omega watch sold at auction for the highest price ever. The record-breaking timepiece was the brand's Platinum Constellation Grand Luxe produced in 1953. A Swiss bidder became the watch's owner, having offered over 413 thousand Swiss francs.The auction was broadcast to the Basel watch and jewelery fair. Bidders could take part in the auction via a satellite link provided for the first time at a public auction.More than 300 vintage Omega watches were auctioned at Antiquorum's 'Omegamania' held on 14-15 April 2007. Among the auctioned items there was the Planet Ocean watch 'staring' in Casino Royale, the latest James Bond movie. The timepiece was featured on the wrist of James Bond performed by Daniel Craig. The exclusive event took place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel du Rhone in Geneva, Switzerland.The sale reached remarkable results - a total of about $ 5.4 million - that is three times more it was initially estimated.