It seems that us Brits have an innate fascination with James Bond – an obsession, almost. Could it be that we secretly lust over a glamorous lifestyle of disposable money, bespoke luxury clothing, limited edition sports cars and perfectly-made martinis? Perhaps it’s the thrill of anonymity as one of Britain’s top secret agents? Whatever this coveted essence is, silversmiths Grant Macdonald have captured it in their beautiful new designs: the Aston Martin DB5 replica and the 24 carat gold-lined Martini Set.
Just last week, the brand launched these beautiful new items at Timeless 100, an event attended by ex-Bond girl Martine Beswick. Limited to 100 editions each, the unique products wowed guests, who were also treated to a Martini Masterclass to celebrate.
The Aston Martin DB5 is a precise 1:30 replica of the famous Bond car that first appeared in Goldfinger in 1964. Handcrafted in London in hallmarked sterling silver and presented on a wood and glass plinth, Grant Macdonald silversmiths spend 50 hours crafting this stunning product.
Ideal for a special gift for the avid Bond fan or Aston Martin enthusiast, this silver replica will be appearing in our luxury Christmas guide in our November/December issue – so keep an eye out!
As a testament to the trademark lines and curves that has defined the Aston Martin design ethos throughout its history, this sterling silver Martini Set is a unique gift. The intricate crosshatching pattern on the Martini glass stems and Cocktail Shaker replicates carbon fibre, the material used in Aston Martin’s latest sportscars. The design for the Cocktail Shaker strainer is inspired by a rifling pattern effect. Blending centuries-old silversmithing techniques with high-end modern technology, it takes a master craftsman over 30 hours to handcraft each set.
Both of the Timeless 100 pieces are individually engraved with the edition numbers and the Aston Martin logo. They also carry the official Aston Martin Collection hallmark as a final stamp of approval. A signed Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each piece, which are presented in a sleek black and grey case handmade by master boxmakers in England.