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Auction Christies Breitling TopTime Thunderball final price

The original Thunderball Geiger Counter watch prop, based on a Breitling TopTime, fetched a higher price than expected at Christie's Pop Culture auction on June 26, 2013 in South Kensington, London.

Auction Christies Breitling TopTime Thunderball

The original Thunderball Geiger Counter watch prop, based on a Breitling TopTime, will be auctioned at Christie's Pop Culture auction on June 26, 2013 in South Kensington, London. The estimated price is £40,000 – £60,000 ($60,400 - $90,600).

Original Thunderball Geiger counter watch found by Bond fans

Yes, you read that correctly….THE original, screen-worn Breitling Top Time Geiger counter watch worn by Sean Connery in the 1965 film Thunderball has surfaced! Read the amazing story and see the photos.

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In the movie Thunderball (1965), two Breitling watches are prominently used. The first Breitling in the film is a Breitling Navitimer, reference 806, which changes hands several times in the film. The watch is originally owned by François Derval, a French NATO pilot deployed to fly aboard an Avro Vulcan loaded with two atomic bombs for a training mission.

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James Bond (Sean Connery) wears a modified Breitling Top Time chronograph watch in the movie Thunderball (1965). The Breitling is given to Bond by Q and acts as a geiger counter.

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