License to Shill: Unearthed ‘Thunderball’ James Bond Wristwatch Expected to Fetch $90K
Sean Connery in 'Thunderball' (Photo: Everett Collection)
More amazing than the expected price is the manner in which the watch was discovered. The U.K.'s Independent reports that several years ago, a bargain hunter spotted the timepiece at a yard sale.
The famed 'Thunderball' watch is seen here (Photo: Everett Collection)
The watch played a pivotal role in the action flick. After being modified by gadget guru "Q," the Breitling was able to act as a kind of geiger counter and detect nuclear radiation. It helped Bond track down the missing warheads and (spoiler alert!) save the day.
Wanna feel like 007 whenever anybody asks you the time? Start saving your pennies. The Christie's auction is set for next month.