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At the time, much ado was made about the new face of James Bond in 1969’s alpine thriller, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. That is, Aussie model/actor George Lazenby, who became the youngest actor to ever portray Bond at just 29.
But the buzz would be short-lived, as Lazenby bowed out after just one film. Despite this fact, OHMSS is one of the franchise’s best, and now Bond fans have a chance to own an iconic piece of Bond-wear from it. Paris-based auction house Artcurial is set to auction off the Rolex watch that Lazenby wore as Bond in the film. Purchased by Eon Production in October 1968 from a Swiss retailer, the watch sold in a 2003 Christie’s auction for nearly $40,000. Check out the watch below. At the bottom, watch the opening fight scene, featuring Lazenby’s famous one-liner at its conclusion.