By the end of the auction, all 183 pieces in Caine's collection had been sold.
Valuable personal items belonging to Sir Michael Caine and his wife were recently sold at an auction at Bonhams London. The auction was termed "Sir Micheal Caine: The Personal Collection sale."
Among the belongings was one item that grabbed the most attention. The legendary actor's gold Rolex Oysterquartz Day-Date was sold for an astounding £125,250 (approximately $166,500). This set a new world record price for the model. It far exceeded the pre-sale estimate of $£8,000-£12,000 ($10,500 – $15,800). The actor wore the watch on several sets, notably in the 1988 film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
Also, at the auction, a 1990 Breitling Navitimer Aerospace titanium analog/digital timepiece was sold for $14,300. The watch was once pictured on Sir Michael Caine's wrist in 2008 at the legendary Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood. A 2000 carbon fiber Traser H3 Black Storm Pro was also sold for 4,080 ($5,400).
Sir Michael Caine's wife, Lady Shakira Canine, also had a watch sold. Her 1990 Patek Philippe La Flamme went for £19,000 ($25,100). The watch features a cream sigma dial with diamond-set hour makers.
The auction reportedly raised £847,000 ($1.1m). Jonathan Darracott, the head of the Bonhams Watches department, described the result as fantastic, attributing the success of the biddings to Sir Michael Caine.