Yesterday (October 5) marked the 50th anniversary of James Bond on film, and to celebrate stars of the iconic movie series hosted a memorabilia auction with Dame Judi Dench and Bond himself, Sir Roger Moore introducing iconic pieces from the films.
007 fans with cash to splash took part in a fierce bidding war at Christies, London for 11 pieces from the 50 year film franchise as well as some lots linked to Ian Fleming's book series on the suave spy.
Alongside lots from classic Bond films was a navy, wool Tom Ford suit worn by Daniel Craig in the new movie 'Skyfall', which hits cinemas later this month. The smart suit, which we're assured came free of any Martini stains, was estimated to sell for between £2,000 and £3,000, but in the end managed to fetch a staggering £46,850.
Many of the items got an extra touch of star power as they were introduced by 007 icons including Sir Roger Moore and Dame Judi Dench. Dame Judi, who has played Bond's boss, M since 1995's 'Goldeneye', introduced one of the most sought after lots of the night - Daniel Craig's blue trunks from 'Casino Royale'.
Daniel Craig's 'Casino Royale' swimming trunks were the prize lot at the Bond auction (WENN)
According to Sky News cheeky Judi introduced the speedos by saying: "All I'm going to tell you is they're unwashed".
The size "L" navy and powder blue trunks by La Perla eventually for £44,450 after a frantic bidding war.
It wasn't just the small items that sold well though with Bond's 2008 Aston Martin 6 Litre V12 DBS two-door coupe, which was driven by Craig in 'Quantum Of Solace', going for £241,250. David Walliams introduced the lot and joked the proceeds would to go to "the Roger Moore spray tan foundation".
Adele also provided a lot for the night- a signed orchestral score for her new theme song for 'Skyfall' which went for £13,750.