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Lot 400: ROLEX Pre-Daytona, ref. 6238, n° 1206513, circa 1968

Artcurial

July 18, 2016
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

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ROLEX
Pre-Daytona, ref. 6238, n° 1206513, circa 1968
Rare et exceptionnel chronographe bracelet en acier. Boîtier rond, couronne et fond vissés, poussoirs lisses. Cadran argenté avec index "bâton", aiguilles et points luminescents, trotteuse centrale rouge pour la fonction chronographe, trois compteurs pour l'indication des 30 minutes, 12 heures et des secondes, échelle tachymétrique, graduation 1/5e de seconde. Mouvement mécanique, Cal. 722, 17 rubis, balancier mono-métallique, spiral et antichoc. Bracelet en acier "riveté" numéroté 7205/06 avec sa boucle déployante "rainurée" signée Rolex. Diam. 36 mm.

1. Avec une copie de la facture d'origine de la maison Bucherer, à Interlaken, datée du 23 octobre 1968, avec la mention manuscrite This is the watch for James Bond. La facture est adressée à Mr. David H. Middlemas, EON Productions LTD, 3825 Mürren. Sur la même copie, le reçu du paiement par voie postale Suisse daté du 24.10.68 - 17, sur le tampon "3825 Mürren". La valeur d'achat de l'époque : 790 CHF.
2. Une photo noir et blanc d'une scène du film avec Nancy (Catherina Von Schell) et James Bond (George Lazenby) portant le chronographe, tamponnée au dos On her Majesty's Secret Service Photo by George Whitear, et un texte tapuscrit relatant la scène. Sur la pochette de protection l'étiquette Christie's mentionnant 16th December 2003, Sale : 9771, 164/3.
3. Copie de la facture d'achat de la vente Christie's, et copie de celle de la vente le 11 juillet 2008 à l'actuel propriétaire, qui mentionne Rolex Chronograph ref 6238 Serial 1206513. This is the actual watch worn by James Bond George Lazenby in the Bond Film in Her Majesty's Secret Service.

Provenance:
Vente Christie's, Film and Entertainment Including the John Mollo Collection, Londres South Kensington, 16 décembre 2003, lot 164
Directement de l'acheteur de la vente Christie's à l'actuel propriétaire en 2008

Filmographie :
Au Service Secret de Sa Majesté. Tous droits réservés © 1969, LLC. & United Artists Corporation.

James Bond Pre-Daytona
Ce chronographe, commandé directement auprès du revendeur suisse Bucherer par la société Eon Productions, le 23 octobre 1968, se distingue par son aiguille de chronographe rouge, qui selon la légende a été modifiée à la demande des producteurs du film Au service Secret de sa Majesté, et portée par George Lazenby dans le rôle de James Bond.
Cette originalité fait de notre montre une pièce historique dans la production des chronographes Pre-Daytona de la maison Rolex puisqu'il s'agit de l'unique référence 6238 avec une aiguille rouge. Comme son nom l'indique, la Pre-Daytona précède la production de la fameuse Daytona en 1963 et s'en différencie par sa lunette lisse.
Notre montre est par ailleurs sans doute l'une des dernières dans la ligne de production, puisque l'on estime que cette référence produite entre 1960 et 1968 ne fut équipée du calibre 722 qu'à partir de 1965, comme notre exemplaire.
C'est à la fin du tournage qu'Eon Productions décida de vendre à son personnel la garde-robe et les accessoires du film, y compris la fameuse Rolex. Cette pièce fut acquise par le comptable de la production, qui la mit en vente chez Christie's Londres, South Kensington, le 16 décembre 2003. Il est important de préciser qu'à l'occasion de cette vente, une erreur s'est glissée dans le descriptif du catalogue indiquant le n° de série 1206613 au lieu de 1206513. La montre est vendue directement par l'acheteur de cette vente à l'actuel propriétaire, un collectionneur privé.
En tout point ce modèle mythique, le Pre-Daytona, est le Graal ultime et absolu pour un collectionneur de vintage. Notre exemplaire a l'avantage d'être l'unique référence 6238 utilisée par le célèbre agent secret de sa Majesté, nom de code 007.


Au Service Secret de sa Majesté
George Lazenby, alias James Bond dans le film Au service de sa Majesté, arbore ainsi à son poignet ce chronographe, facilement reconnaissable lors des scènes d'amour ou d'action à la clinique du Piz Gloria, repaire du chef de l'organisation criminelle Spectre.
Cette Rolex Pre-Daytona lui est également très utile, lorsque enfermé en pleine nuit dans la machinerie du téléphérique, elle lui permet de chronométrer les allers et retours de la benne afin de s'échapper du Piz Gloria, lieu mythique niché au cœur des Alpes Suisses. Restaurant panoramique tournant situé au sommet du Schilthorn, ce dernier tire d'ailleurs son nom du roman de Ian Flemming. En effet, le bâtiment conserva ce nom suite au tournage du film durant lequel la production bénéficia d'un droit d'utilisation exclusif en échange d'une contribution financière. La nouvelle appellation du lieu ainsi que son apparition dans le film, contribuèrent largement à la réputation de l'établissement. Ce dernier créa dans son sous-sol un musée, dédié au film mythique.

Les montres Rolex au service de l'Agent secret 007
L'agent secret James Bond, alias 007 est indéniablement lié aux montres de la maison Rolex. De toutes les marques qui ont jalonnés les premiers épisodes de cette saga, Rolex est sans aucun doute celle qui compte le plus encore de nos jours pour les fans de vintage.
Au-delà de la notoriété de la marque, la saga épouse à la perfection toute la stratégie mise en place par le fondateur de Rolex, Hans Wilsdorf, depuis la première montre bracelet étanche, sous le nom de code " Oyster ", lancée en 1926, montre sportive par excellence.
Rolex est en effet le compagnon idéal de James Bond. Les modèles se succèdent et offrent à chaque fois de nouvelles fonctionnalités adaptées aux conditions extrêmes rencontrées par l'agent secret. Etanches ou résistantes aux chocs, les montres de la marque offrent bien plus qu'un design toujours aussi intemporel. Rolex va ainsi gagner ses plus belles lettres de noblesse, au travers de l'image de James Bond.
Le dépassement de soi, indissociable de la figure de James Bond, incarne parfaitement le rêve poursuivi par le fondateur de Rolex. Symbole de la montre de l'exploit dès 1953 avec l'ascension du Mont Everest par Sir Edmund Hillary, Rolex trouve en James Bond le partenaire idéal.
La saga retrace ainsi l'âge d'or des montres suisses avec Rolex mais également avec Breitling ou encore la marque Gruen, dans Goldfinger en 1964. Par ailleurs, avant notre exceptionnel Pre-Daytona, les premières versions de chronographes font d'ores et déjà leur apparition au poignet de l'agent secret en 1965, avec la Breitling Top Time dans l'épisode Opération Tonnerre.
Pour ce qui est des Rolex, c'est bien le modèle Submariner qui a le plus les faveurs de l'espion britannique. Ce modèle, en référence 5513, est d'ailleurs, selon la légende, celui avec lequel se serait présenté George Lazenby devant les producteurs.
En effet, au départ de Sean Connery, à la suite de l'épisode On ne vit que deux fois en 1967, la production recherche un nouvel acteur. Rolex au poignet, portant le costume de son prédécesseur, c'est grâce à son culot que George Lazenby fut sélectionné pour le rôle.
Certains ont d'ailleurs émis l'hypothèse que lors de l'une des premières scènes du film, à la table de Black Jack du Casino, George Lazenby portait sa propre Rolex Submariner 5513.
Notre Pre-Daytona customisée de son aiguille rouge, est d'autant plus fameuse, qu'elle constitue la seule et unique apparition dans un film de James Bond (que certains considèrent comme l'un des meilleurs).
Ce chapitre clôt certainement l'âge d'or du Swiss Made et surtout celui de Rolex dans les films de James Bond, puisque les années 70 , et avec elles la crise de l'industrie horlogère en Suisse, laisseront place aux montres digitales, à l'exemple des fameuses Seiko.
Si la marque Rolex revient dans Dangereusement Vôtre en 1985, elle laissera néanmoins place en 1987 à Tag Heuer dans Tuer n'est pas jouer avec Timothy Dalton, avant de terminer ses brillants états de service en 1989 dans Permis de Tuer avec la Submariner dans sa version 16610.

Il ne fait aucun doute que l'unique Pre-Daytona James Bond portée par l'acteur George Lazenby, à la fois élégante, sportive et fonctionnelle, est la parfaite définition du luxe.

" Le choix d'une montre en dit autant sur un gentleman que son costume de Saville Row "
Ian Flemming

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In addition, Artcurial SAM reserves the right to claim against the defaulting buyer, if they so choose:
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Artcurial SAM reserves the right to exclude from any future auction, any bidder who has been a defaulting buyer or who has not fulfilled these general conditions of purchase.
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The use of this right comes immediately after the hammer stroke, the representative of the State expressing then the intention of the State to substitute for the last bidder, provided he confirms the pre-emption decision within fifteen days. In the absence of confirmation at the end of this period, the object will return to the highest bidder Artcurial SAM will not bear any liability/responsibility for the conditions of pre-emption by the State of Monaco.


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Monte-Carlo
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Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 / 11am - 7pm
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Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 / 11am - 4pm

Paris
At Artcurial
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des Champs-Élysées
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From Tuesday, July 28th to Friday, July 31st, 2015
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The clauses of these general conditions of purchase are independent from one other.
Should any clause whatsoever be found null and void, the others shall remain valid and applicable.



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Any dispute regarding the existence, validity, and enforceability for any bidder or buyer falls under the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Principality of Monaco.


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Payment

a) In addition of the lot's hammer price, the buyer must pay the following costs and fees/taxes by lot and by decreasing scale :
1) Lots from the UE:
• From 1 to 30,000 euros: 25 % + current VAT.
• From 30,001 to 1,500,000 euros: 20 %
+ current VAT.
• Over 1,500,001 euros: 12 % + current VAT.
2) Lots from outside the UE: (identified by an ). In addition to the commissions and taxes indicated above, importation expenses will be charged (5.5% of the hammer price, 20% for jewelry and watches, motorcars, wines and spirits and multiples).
3) Artcurial SAM being subject to VAT on the margin, no document mentions VAT.
4) The VAT on buyer's premium and importation expenses may be refund to the purchaser on presentation of written proof of exportation outside the UE.
An UE purchaser who will submit his intra-Community VAT number will be exempted from paying the VAT on buyer's premium providing he can prove with an adequate document that his purchase will be shipped to his EU country home address.
5) The payment of the lot will be made in cash, for the entire price, costs and taxes, even when an export license is required.
The purchaser will be authorized to pay by the following means:
- In cash, up to 30,000 euros, on presentation of their identity papers ;
-By bank check drawn on a Monegasque or French bank upon presentation of identification and to any legal person, registration certificate society (checks drawn on a foreign bank are not accepted).
- By bank transfer in euros;
- By credit card: VISA, MASTERCARD or AMEX (in case of payment by AMEX, a additional 1.85 % commission corresponding to cashing costs will be collected).
6) Rights for the authors of graphic and art works: The foregoing shall not preclude, as appropriate, the application of Article 11-1 of the Act No. 491 of 24 November 1948 on the protection of Literary and artistic Works and the Ministerial Decree No. 87-007 of 12 January 1987 on its application.
b) Artcurial SAM will be authorized to reproduce in the official auction record and on the bid summary the information that the buyer will have provided before the sale. The buyer will be responsible for any false information given.
Should the buyer have neglected to give his personal information before the sale, he will have to give the necessary information as soon as the sale of the lot has taken place.
Any person registered by Artcurial SAM has right of access and of rectification to the personal data provided to Artcurial SAM pursuant to the provisions of Law No. 1165 of 23 December 1993, as amended by Law No. 1353 of 4 December 2008 on the protection of personal information.
c) The lot must to be insured by the buyer immediately after the purchase. The buyer will have no recourse against Artcurial SAM, in the event where, due to a theft, loss or deterioration of his lot after the purchase, the compensation he received from Artcurial SAM 's insurer proves insufficient.
d) The lot will be delivered to the buyer only after the entire payment of the price, costs and taxes. If payment is made by check, the lot will be delivered after cashing, eight working days after the check deposit.
In the meantime Artcurial SAM may invoice to the buyer the costs of storage of the lot, and if applicable the costs of handling and transport.
Should the buyer fail to pay the amount due, and after notice to pay has been given by Artcurial SAM to the buyer without success, at the seller's request, the lot is re-offered for sale, under the procedure known as "procédure de folle enchère" (irresponsible bidding). If the seller does not make this request within three months from the date of the sale, the sale will be automatically cancelled, without prejudice to any damages owed by the defaulting buyer.
In addition, Artcurial SAM reserves the right to claim against the defaulting buyer, if they so choose:
- interest at the legal rate increased by five points,
- reimbursement of additional costs generated by the buyer's default,
- payment of the difference between the initial hammer price and the price of sale after "procédure de folle enchère" if it is inferior as well as the costs generated by the new auction.
Artcurial SAM also reserves the right to set off any amount Artcurial SAM may owe the defaulting buyer with the amounts to be paid by the defaulting buyer.
Artcurial SAM reserves the right to exclude from any future auction, any bidder who has been a defaulting buyer or who has not fulfilled these general conditions of purchase.
e) For items purchased which are not collected within seven days from after the sale (Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays included), Artcurial SAM will be authorized to move them into a storage place at the defaulting buyer's expense, and to release them to same after payment of corresponding costs, in addition to the price, costs and taxes.
f) ) The buyer may obtain a certificate of sale upon request which will be invoiced EUR60.

Shipping Terms

The buyer must insure his purchase, and Artcurial SAM assumes no liability for any damage items may incur after the sale. All transportation arrangements are the sole responsibility of the buyer.

Monte-Carlo
Hôtel Hermitage
Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 / 11am - 7pm
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 / 11am - 7pm
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 / 11am - 4pm

Paris
At Artcurial
7, rond-point
des Champs-Élysées
75008 Paris
From Tuesday, July 28th to Friday, July 31st, 2015
10am - 12:30am & 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Premium

1) Lots from the UE:
• From 1 to 30,000 euros: 25 % + current VAT.
• From 30,001 to 1,500,000 euros: 20 %
+ current VAT.
• Over 1,500,001 euros: 12 % + current VAT.
2) Lots from outside the UE: (identified by an ). In addition to the commissions and taxes indicated above, importation expenses will be charged (5.5% of the hammer price, 20% for jewelry and watches, motorcars, wines and spirits and multiples).

Goods for auction

The photographs reproduced in the catalogue have no legal value and are not to be considered as guarantee of quality. Artcurial SAM reserves the right to modify the scale and proportions of an object for the purpose of the page setup of a catalogue.
a) The prospective buyers are invited to examine any goods in which they may be interested, before the auction takes place, and notably during the exhibitions.
Artcurial SAM is available to the prospective buyers to provide them with reports about the conditions of lots. Pieces of furniture, paintings and works of Art are sold in their current condition.
b) Description of the lots resulting from the catalogue, reports, labels and verbal statements or announcements are only the expression by Artcurial SAM of their perception of the lot, but cannot constitute the proof of a fact.
c) The statements by made Artcurial SAM about any restoration, mishap or harm arisen concerning the lot are only made to facilitate the inspection thereof by the prospective buyer and remain subject to the buyer's own or to the buyer's expert's evaluation. The absence of statements Artcurial SAM in regard to a restoration, mishap or harm, in the catalogue, condition reports, on labels or orally, does not imply that the item is exempt from any current, past or repaired defect. Inversely, indication of any defect whatsoever does not imply the absence of any other defects. Artcurial SAM is bound only within the limits of due care.
d) Estimates are provided for guidance only and cannot be considered as implying the certainty that the item will be sold for the estimated price or even within the bracket of estimates.
Estimates cannot constitute any warranty assurance whatsoever.
The estimations can be provided in several currencies ; the conversions may, in this case or, be rounded off differently than the legal rounding
e) Regarding clockmaking, watches and
pendulum clocks are sold «as is». No warranty
is given as the correct operation of the watches
and clocks or to the condition of the bracelet
or hand wrists. Most of the watches have been
opened, as required in order to identify the type and quality of the movement, including the waterproof watches. It is therefore recommended to the purchasers who would like to check the waterproofness of a watch to consult a clockmaker. Any dial of a watch that has been restored or repainted shall be considered as the subject of a measure of conversation, and hence shall not be reported.
The replacement of any bracelets, as well as the waterproofness, the restorations, revisions and settings are the responsibility of the purchaser. Artcurial SAM shall not accept
any quotation for restoration from any clockmaker whatsoever. Once adjudication has been awarded, all claims shall be rejected, as the purchasers will have had the opportunity to examine the items before acquisition.
f) Concerning jewels sales, gem stones and pearls:
1) Our expert Cabinet Déchaut-Stetten indicates those gem stones which have been altered as being «traditional lapidary methods» in the same manner as thosestones which have not been altered.
2) Cabinet Déchaut-Stetten indicates those gem stones which have been modified by other processes with the stone's name, followed by the mention «treated/traité» or by the name of the treatment applied. Those gemstones presented without a laboratory certificate have
been evaluated and estimated by the Cabinet Déchaut-Stetten, the possible modifications having been taking into account as noted in paragraph 1).
Cabinet Déchaut-Stetten remains at the buyer's disposal for further information concerning the various types of treatment. The identification techniques and the analysis results concerning the origins and the classification of stones and pearls may vary from one laboratory to another. Therefore, it is possible to obtain, in certain cases, a different result depending on the laboratory used.
3) ) If a buyer wishes to get the opinion of another gemological laboratory, he must submit this request at the latest 15 days prior to the sale. No dispute will be considered valid on the gem certificates provided by Artcurial SAM. These certificates are provided as a service only.
4) Lots which include rubies/jades from Burma can be exported to the US, providing they have a certificate or invoice which states that they were exported from Burma before 2007. There exist no restriction for rubies/jades circulating within the EU.
g) Regarding animal matter (ivory, coral, tortoiseshell, rare skins, etc.), some lots offered for sale are potentially composed of elements from endangered or protected species. Artcurial SAM reserves the right to refuse any jewelery and / or object whose composition would violate the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Flora (CITES) applicable in the Principality of Monaco under Sovereign Order No. 67 of 23 May 2005.

For Sale from Artcurial