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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.

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In the movie Licence To Kill (1989), actor Timothy Dalton wears a dove grey felt top hat with black ribbon band from Lock & Co Hatters. Bond is seen holding the hat on the way to Felix Leiter's wedding and then later in the helicopter, before the hat is shot with a bullet.

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).

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The hat that Sean Connery wears in the first James Bond movies is still available at the original store, Lock & Co. Hatters on St. James's Street in London. Ask for the Sandown model, a trilby type hat. Although the hat in film looks grey, the hat is actually brown.

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