James Bond Rolex watch

If there is something we can all agree on is that James Bond is the most famous spy in the world and a very well known Hollywood character regardless of the actor who plays him. Another thing we all know is that everyone has their own favorite Bond movie and a favorite actor as her majesty’s spy 007.

All that makes any memorabilia from James Bond films highly collectible. One of the characteristics of Bond is the luxurious life he lives – fast cars, beautiful ladies and what not, everything Bond does has tons of style. One of the most seek after artifacts from the Bond franchise is a Bond’s watch. The man who invented 007, writer Ian Fleming, gave Bond’s watch special importance in the James Bond books. He once said “A gentleman’s choice of timepiece says as much about him as does his Saville Row suit”. Since the first Bond movie on 1962 the watches played important role. During the long life of the Bond franchise, he had watches from Rolex, Seiko and Omega.

on her majesty's secret service

on her majesty’s secret service

On 1969′s Bond movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Services, actor George Lazenby played Bond for the first time and the last time! it was a one time gig and nobody really knows why. Lazenby was offered a 7 movie contract as James Bond and he turned it down! Some people will argue that Lazenby was the best Bond and that  On Her Majesty’s Secret Services is the best Bond movie.

Here at The Dina Collection we have a lot of Hollywood memorabilia and lots of watches, but this watch is very special as it is the one Bond wore on On Her Majesty’s Secret Services!

In On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Lazenby wore two different Rolex Watches -Rolex Submariner and a Pre-Datyona Rolex Chronograph which is the one you can see in the picture below from the movie and is the one we have.

James bond watch from the movie

James bond watch from the movie

It’s a beautiful Rolex Chronograph with serial number engraved on it’s side. It’s one of those items we have in the shop that everybody ask about, but no one made a good offer on it yet. So we decided to put it online for you to see. Here is a direct link to it.

If you are interested, call us at 1-310-888-8888 and make us an offer.

Diamonds From Tiffany & Co. Are A Girl’s Best Friend

Ask a woman what she wants the most in the world, and she will say two things: A perfect man, and the finest diamonds! We wish the best of luck to those who search for true love, but if you’re just looking for some really pretty diamonds we have three words for you: Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co Logo

Nothing can be more exciting than finding that perfect robin egg blue box hidden somewhere in the closet before Christmas, a birthday, or any special occasion. Imagine walking down the street and spotting the magnificent vault like metal doors of a Tiffany & Co. store, you wouldn’t have a doubt in your mind that behind those spectacular doors reside wonderful treasures.

We’re sure that if Marilyn Monroe were alive, she would strongly agree that the right diamond would amplify any woman’s natural glow, and give glamour and sophistication to any look, or in her own words:

“Time rolls on,
And youth is gone,
And you can’t straighten up when you bend.

But stiff back
Or stiff knees,
You stand straight at Tiffany.

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”

Marilyn Monroe

Would anyone disagree? We seriously doubt it, after all, diamonds never get old; never lose their shine, shape, clarity or cut. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend because they are eternal, sparkly and gorgeous.

Over the years, Tiffany & Co. has been marked and mentioned by celebrities and in films as the one store that would transform a Cinderella type into a real princess! Fair enough, since royal families have been loyal customers of Tiffany & Co. for generations.

Although Tiffany & Co. carries unique pieces, we at  The Dina Collection, carry many pieces you can no longer find in stores. Earrings, brooches, necklace and bracelets are a few of the items that we are happy to provide as samplings of the most beautiful jewelry made by a company who really loves and understands the art of jewelry making.

We believe that women shouldn’t settle for anything less than perfection, so to complete your own unique ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ look, run to our store or visit our website to find your best friend today.

Caroline Rodrigues

Sotheby’s Premier Blue Diamond Dazzles!

Get your stunner shades on because Sotheby’s Premier Blue Diamond is a beauty!

According to famous auctioneer Sotheby’s (that means pretty official business), the pictured diamond named ”The Premier Blue Diamond,” has been graded internally flawless (IF) and brilliant-cut by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). The auction house added that the diamond is the largest fancy vivid blue diamond EVER graded by the laboratory – record breaking stuff! What makes it even more special and rare is that it is round cut! With diamonds this special diamond cutters don’t like to waste any bit of the original diamond, something unavoidable with a round cut.

Sotheby’s is expecting to sell this bad boy – all 7.59 carats - for approximately $19 million…that’s $2.5 million per carat!

Going once, going twice…

Sotheby's Premier Blue Diamond