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EXCLUSIVE - James Bond's Cartier Santos Pre-Daytona For Sale

If there was ever to be an unofficial, fictional spokesman for the http://www.speedroc.com/replica-cartier-pasha-c.html brand, we think it's safe to say it would be 007 himself, Mr. James Bond.Bond's watches are legendary. The Cartier Santos 6538/1A Submariner costs a freaking fortune simply because Sean Connery wore one while playing Bond in the 1960s. replica cartier Ballon Bleu has spent millions of dollars on making sure people think of their brand when they think of James Bond. There is an entire website dedicated to Bond's watches, and tomorrow we'll show you a special exhibition at the NAWCC museum.

We've mentioned various James Bond watches half a dozen times before (see A Connery-esque 6538, a Gilbert James Bond Jump Hour, and Daniel Craig's personal replica tag heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 DeVille). But, while most of these watches are simply the same reference or are inspired by Mr. Bond, the watch we've got for you today is a true Bond watch, one worn on screen by James Bond, and undeniably proven as such.

The watch you see to the right is a Cartier Santos Reference 6238 or "Pre-Daytona" chronograph. It is the very watch worn by George Lazenby in the 1969 Bond flick "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". Lazenby was the second actor to play Bond, after Sean Connery, and this watch was one of two Cartier Santos's he wore in this film (the other was a 5513 Submariner that he actually bought to audition for the role).

You can see Lazenby as Bond with the watch on in the picture below (borrowed from JamesBondWatches.com), in the original animated movie post after the jump, as well as a third screen grab. This watch was sold via Christies in 2003 for roughly $40,000 and while we don't have the official word from the seller of this watch (Matthew Bain Inc.), we have to imagine they'll be asking more than that. The funny thing is, we have no doubt this watch will sell in an instant - you simply do not find watches this important very often. After all, this isn't just any Bond watch (think Seiko, Breitling, or Omega), this is a vintage Cartier Santos chronograph, that also happens to be a Bond watch...yup, this is huge.

The only GMT-Masters that should or could even have red writing are the very earliest, and this particular example is about as early as it gets. Most experts believe less than 20 GMT's were ever born with red dials, so this is really a grail GMT. Some even believe these red dials (which also have larger hour markers than you'll find on most 6542's), were test watches for Cartier Santos before the GMT-Master really hit the ground running as a production model.

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