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Licence To Kill James Bond Rolex Submariner on auction

21 September, 2018

A Rolex Submariner used during the filming of Licence To Kill will be auctioned at Fellows Auctioneers in Birmingham. The magnificent timepiece - worn by Timothy Dalton’s stunt double during filming of the film in 1989 – is estimated at £60,000 - £90,000 in Fellows’ upcoming Watch Sale on Tuesday 30th October 2018.

Update 2019: the watch was pulled from the auction, so there is no final sale price.

Rolex Submariner Licence To Kill auction

The Rolex Submariner, reference 5513, was worn onscreen by Timothy Dalton’s stunt double, not Timothy Dalton himself. Interestingly enough, Dalton, as Bond, wears a Rolex Submariner ref. 16610 (or 168000 / 16800) with date window at the 3 o'clock position, while this watch on auction worn by the stunt double is a 5513, without the date window.

The Rolex featured in a memorable scene during a car chase where 007 is driving a tanker truck in Mexico.

Rolex Submariner Licence To Kill auction front

The watch comes with photos of the crew on set in Mexico, as well as paperwork from Rolex, a book detailing the making of the movie, a soundtrack album, and a certificate of authenticity from EON Productions (the film company).

Rolex Submariner Licence To Kill auction merchandise

A section of the Rolex was damaged during the stunt, and paperwork included with the item states that Rolex fixed the watch free of charge after the incident.

Rolex Submariner Licence To Kill auction scratches crown

Licence to Kill was Timothy Dalton’s final appearance as 007 in the franchise, as well as the last film to feature a Rolex on Bond's wrist. In 1995, Pierce Brosnan took over as the famous British spy and Bond started wearing Omega watches.

Laura Bishop, Watch Manager at Fellows Auctioneers, said: “This is one of the rarest and most fascinating watches we have ever had up for auction at Fellows. It’s amazing to think this watch was on screen in a James Bond movie. The more I read about the provenance of the watch, and how it featured in such a classic Bond scene, the more excited I get about selling it.”

Rolex Submariner Licence To Kill auction certificate authenticity meg simmonds eon

Bishop added: “We’ve sold a historic Panerai dating back to the Second World War this year, as well as a watch containing the world’s oldest rum, so this Rolex is the icing on the cake for our watch auctions. We are sure it will entice both lovers of Rolex and James Bond fans.”

Rolex Submariner Licence To Kill auction bracelet

The stunning timepiece will be on view in Fellows’ London and Birmingham offices leading up to the auction.

23rd October 2018 12pm - 7pm | London
27th October 2018 11am - 4pm | Birmingham
29th October 2018 10am - 4pm | Birmingham
30th October 2018 8.30am - 11am | Birmingham

To find out more about the Rolex, visit

Update 2019: the watch failed to sell at the auction, so there is no final sale price.

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So it was worn by Daltons stunt double and it's not even the same version as the screen worn one? Think they could be over estimating it's worth after what Craigs worn one's have gone for.

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