Screen capture of Christie's Watches Online: Featuring OMEGA James Bond Commander's Limited Series results, October 17, 2017.

Screen capture of Christie’s Watches Online: Featuring OMEGA James Bond Commander’s Limited Series results, October 17, 2017.

Last month on October 17, Christie’s auctioned three versions of the new Omega Seamaster “Commander’s Watch” Limited Edition. Final prices realized were easy enough to find, and arguments can be made about the degree to which these represent true wristwatch values given the extras that were included with each lot.

Before getting into a further analysis of what these sales may mean in terms of Omega and James Bond watch collecting, it should be noted that one of the pieces was “news” in and of itself. Lot 3, referenced as a “Unique Piece” was one-of-a-kind. Sold for US $87,500.00, it is 18 carat white gold and its sale included a Royal Navy Ensign flag personally signed by actor Daniel Craig.

This isn’t the first one-off licensed James Bond watch produced by Omega and auctioned by Christie’s. In 2014, it was “Goldfinger: The 50th Anniversary” watch. That Goldfinger-labeled watch sold for 106,000 CHF, considerably more than the recent Lot 3 Commander’s Watch. Was that watch, its packaging, and the time that much different?

Unlike Lot 3, Lots 1 and 2 had continue reading…