Elizabeth Taylor's wedding dress makes $188,000

Actress Elizabeth Taylor's very first wedding dress sold this afternoon (June 26) for ?£121,875 (188,175).

The sale price represents an impressive 144% increase on the gown's £50,000 top estimate.

Elizabeth Taylor wedding dress
Taylor���s first marriage wouldn���t prove to be her last. The late movie star married eight times ��� twice to dashing Welsh actor Richard Burton

Hailing from Taylor's first marriage - to Conrad "Nicky" Hilton in 1950 - which took place in Bel Air when Taylor was aged just 18, the dress was custom-designed by famed costumier Helen Rose, and gifted to Taylor by MGM studios.

We currently have this authentic strand of Elizabeth Taylor's hair in stock, yours today for just ?�49.95.

James Bond's Breitling wristwatch, which was discovered at a car boot sale in the UK and purchased for a mere ?�25, also far exceeded its estimate at Christie's Pop Culture auction, bringing ?�103,875 ($160,383) - a 73% increase on its ?�60,000 high valuation.

James Bond Thunderball watch
The Thunderball watch was discovered at a car boot sale

Having starred in Thunderball (1965), the watch was passed to a member of the film crew - it remains unknown how it ended up at a car boot sale, however.

The landmark Breitling watch was the first adapted by gadget-man Q in the Bond series. One of its hands was modified to show the strength of radioactivity, a crucial tool in finding the two NATO bombs stolen by SPECTRE.

Bond is famous for his high-end, gadget-heavy watches, with the magnetic Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner taking pride of place at number one in our top five Rolex watches.

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