The ‘Bond Breitling’: Car boot bounty
It might sound an incredible story, but it’s true. A few years ago someone bought a strapless, rather tired vintage Breitling, a ‘Top Time’ model, for just £25.00. This could well be the best £25.00 ever spent, as the timepiece turned out to be the first watch modified by MI6’s Q Department (for the film, that is, we’re sorry to tell you that James Bond does not really exist) and it featured a Geiger counter. It now carries an estimate of £40,000 to £60,000.
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