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The Omega Seamaster has long been the timepiece of choice for the world’s most beloved spy: James Bond. And this year, Omega is releasing a limited edition version of the Seamaster Diver to celebrate the 50th anniversary of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969). Although perhaps not the fan favourite from the film franchise, the semicentennial occasion has provided an opportunity to admire anew the spy’s watch. Like Bond himself, Omega says that the watch is...

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On September 12th car lovers will rejoice when they get the chance to bid on a collection of classic models at the Thoroughbred and Vintage auction held at Fontwell House by Coys.  We have selected some of our favourite classic and rare models that will be going up for auction in a few days’ time. See Also: BMW Powers Into Luxury Market With Quartet of High-Performance Sports Cars  The 1972 Rolls-Royce Corniche This 1972 Rolls-Royce...

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Rare bookseller Peter Harrington is offering for sale a remarkable collection of Ian Fleming’s James Bond books. To be shown at the Masterpiece antiques event in London, the collection includes first editions signed to Winston Churchill, Robert Kennedy and others, and has been valued at £2.5m. Described as the most significant Ian Fleming collection ever to appear on the market, it contains inscribed first editions of every James Bond book published in the author’s lifetime....

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The enormous success of 1964 James Bond movie Goldfinger also marked the beginning of long association with British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin. The Aston Martin DB5, the model most associated with James Bond, is now one of the world’s most iconic cars, and in an auction at Sotheby’s California in August, you could buy one of the few remaining vehicles with a direct association with James Bond. The vehicle for sale is a 1965...

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Classic cars of special rarity and quality are proving to be a strong attraction for collectors and investors. Some of these ‘super classics’ have even attained the status of works of art. For example, Fritz Kaiser of Kaiser Partner who owns a Cisitalia ‘202’ SC, 1947, reminded Arts & Collections in a recent interview that the same model (1946) has been on display at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for sixty years. Designed in...

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To mark the 50-year partnership and the recent release of the latest Bond film, Spectre, Aston Martin has created a smart car dubbed the DB9 GT Bond Edition, limited to just 150 luxury cars. For over 50 years Aston Martin has been the smart car of choice for the bestselling movie legend. The long-standing relationship first took hold in Goldfinger (1964), by then the third of the Bond films. Sean Connery, as James Bond, drives the...

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Two anniversaries fall this year for James Bond, a 50th and a 60th anniversary. Celebrations include the release of the film Skyfall, an exhibition of 50 Years of James Bond Style, and an online and live auction that offers collectors a piece of the Bond legacy.  Most of us have seen at least half a dozen James Bond films, but few have read a James Bond novel. And this was how James Bond first made...

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James Bond has everything—beautiful women, hi-tech gizmos and of course the very latest supercars that power him through scrapes, crashes and numerous spectacular escapes. With cars being a large part of James Bond’s charismatic image, these supercars are currently taking centre stage in this anniversary year marking 50 years since the launch of the first Bond film, Dr. No. Part of the celebrations includes the ‘Bond in Motion’ exhibition at the National Motor Museum at...

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