As James Bond fans, we celebrate 30 years of Licence To Kill this week, the 1989 movie whose famous British spy is portrayed by Timothy Dalton. Interestingly enough, 2019 turns out to be a year of many celebrations when it comes to Bond films and their gadgets.
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service turns 50 this year! To honor this milestone, British luxury sports cars manufacturer Aston Martin is introducing the DBS Superleggera, set to become the newest James Bond inspired car thanks to the most recent collaboration between Aston Martin and EON Productions, the company that produces the Bond films with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios. Painted Olive Green to match the original 1969 Aston Martin DBS driven by 007 in the movie, but redesigned to have a more contemporary, sleek look, 50 special edition cars will be sold, If you end up driving one, beware of envious villains.
Coinciding with the filming of James Bond 25 (can’t wait to find out the movie’s title!), Omega is celebrating 25 years of the Seamaster Diver 300M with a full makeover of the collection. Every model has been rethought inside out with advanced materials and technical upgrades, while staying true to the original design and ocean spirit the line is well known for. Introduced in a 42mm case with a new ceramic bezel and diving scale in Ceragold™ or white enamel, the watches are powered by Master Chronometer Calibres 8800 or 8801 to offer extraordinarily high levels of precision and magnetic resistance. To match Bond’s magnetic charm no doubt.
Apparently, you “only live twice”. Or in Bond’s case, at least 25 times. The Orlebar Brown “You Only Live Twice” swim shorts attest to that. Artwork depicting Bond piloting the ‘Little Nellie’ autogyro while being pursued by Spectre helicopters will definitely make a statement at the beach this summer season. Talk about a daring style! For those who prefer a more toned out look, the Goldfinger mid-blue swim shorts, based on those worn by the spy at the Fontainebleau Hotel in 1964’s Goldfinger, are a great choice.
James Bond always parties in style. Aside from his impeccable fashion sense, whether in high-end swimwear by the pool or at the casino in his designer suits, 007 also opts for fancy spirits. The 10 year old Bollinger La Grande Annee Brut James Bond 007 Edition 2009 is a perfect example. With Fathers’ Day around the corner, you might want to drop a hint about your favorite Bond toy!