Wednesday, January 9, 2019

George Lazenby Rolex Pre-Daytona Chronograph



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George Lazenby


Rolex Pre-Daytona Chronograph


George Lazenby wore two different Rolex watches when he played James Bond in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." Lazenby wore a Rolex Submariner as well as a Rolex Pre-Daytona Chronograph which we see in the photo below taken in 1968 by Heinz Baumann.


In the photo above of George Lazenby we see him flipping through his Louis Vuitton notepad which is a classic as the Pre-Daytona Rolex Chronograph he wore which is pictured below. The photo below is of the actual Rolex Chronograph pictured above on Lazenby's wrist. Lazenby's Rolex Pre-Daytona was originally sold by Bucherer in Interlaken, Switzerland and was purchased by Eon Productions on October 23, 1968. The original Bucherer receipt was made out to Mr. David Middlemas, Eon Production LT, with the price tag of 790 CHF.  This watch unique as it was the only Pre-Daytona Chronograph 6238 with a red hand. It featured a Caliber 722 which was produced by Rolex between 1965 and 1968. 






At the end of the film shoot, Eon productions decided to sell the wardrobe and accessories, as well as the watch. The accountant of the production bought the watch and later auctioned it with Christie's in December of 2003 in an auction in Kensington. The watch was offered for auction in by Artcurial Auction House in 2016 and the bidding reached €300,000, which was below the reserve price, so it did not sell.




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