Bond adventurer's Rolex watch may see $6,000 in UK auction

A Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master wristwatch that once belonged to a pioneering cameraman and adventurer has been consigned to a March 26 auction in the UK.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual
MacDonell also worked on Donald Campbell's fateful water speed record attempt in Bluebird in 1967

The auction house Anderson & Garland has given the watch a £3,000-4,000 ($4,500-6,000) estimate, though it may well exceed this given its fascinating provenance.

The watch was owned by John "Slim" MacDonnell, an adventurer and cameraman who was renowned for his innovations in filming in difficult and dangerous environments. He worked on the James Bond film Octopussy, as well as supplying the filming technology for Sir Richard Branson's hot air balloon adventures.

This Olympic Series watch from Longines is a fantastic example of a classic design from one of the world's oldest watchmakers, perfect for daily use and for sale at an attractive price.

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