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TIME TO SAVE THE WORLD AGAIN? – The wristwatches of James Bond

September 7, 2015

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Omega recently announced the release of their new Spectre Seamaster 300m – which follows up on the Seamaster Aqua Terra that was announced earlier in the year – both of which will adorn Daniel Craig’s wrist in the upcoming James Bond film, SPECTRE. Interestingly, both the Aqua Terra and the Spectre Seamaster have a decidedly retro […]

TIME TO SAVE THE WORLD – The Bremont Kingsman

January 26, 2015

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British watch manufacturer Bremont might not be the best known brand to those who move outside of the somewhat cliquey horological circles, but it has been steadily making a name for itself over the last twelve years or so by making solid, durable pilot watches for adventurers, military aviators, as well for as the occasional […]

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE – Costume Designer Arianne Phillips & Mr. Porter’s Toby Batemen at the Savile Row Pop Up Store

January 20, 2015

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Kingsman: The Secret Service has managed to pull off a film merchandising first by teaming with online luxury menswear retailer Mr. Porter to create the Kingsman Collection, comprising of suiting, clothing, and accessories, as used in the actual film. I was fortunate enough to get a chance to visit the Kingsman Collection pop up store […]

TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY – Kingsman: The Secret Service

January 17, 2015

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After having its name changed from simply The Secret Service, and the release date of the film moved from October of 2014, Kingsman: The Secret Service finally premiered at London’s Leicester Square on Wednesday.     Due to these changes, there has been an almost palpable sense of anticipation for the film. However, keeping the […]

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE – A Closer Look At The Coolest Spy Film Of 2015

January 16, 2015

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As a huge fan of British spy films and television, it’s delightful to see a film released that so embraces the genre. Kingsman: The Secret Service is a spy film packed with irreverent homage to the spy films of the past, but – like the Savile Row suiting in the films – has taken the […]

THE BMW i3 – The Electric Car With Plenty of Spark

November 27, 2013

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The electric car. Something about it conjures up images of late Seventies science fiction in which we would all be eating protein pills, communicating via our walkie-talkie wrist watches, and lounging around in our silver onesies. Whilst this rather optimistic view of our future seems somewhat quaint today, the truth is that many of the […]

JAMES BOND, 007 – 50th ANNIVERSARY: TOP 10 BOND MOMENTS

January 24, 2013

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What with being caught up with all the splendid events surrounding the 50th Anniversary of the James Bond film franchise, I completely forgot to post this. So, although the 50th anniversary was last year, let’s just put that aside and celebrate my top ten moments from the last 50 years where Bond has shown that nobody […]

“One of those red, Italian things.” – The Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder.

January 18, 2011

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I promised myself that, after having written about the Dino and Steve McQueen’s 250 GT Lusso, I would avoid writing about a Ferrari when it came to the next car article. So, I had a little think about what the next car might be. It would have to reflect my tastes. It would have to […]

GoldenEye 007 & Blood Stone – James Bond goes head to head with himself.

October 5, 2010

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“Ah, Mr. Bond, we’ve been expecting you” Whilst this could be the line of some megalomaniacal villain, it is far more likely the universal cry of the typical Bond fan as they eagerly await the next oo7 film. Sadly, it looks like they will be in for quite a long wait. For those of you […]

No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to drive – The history of the Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5.

May 2, 2010

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The Aston Martin DB5. Possibly the most recognised car in the world, thanks to one less-than-careful previous owner, namely James Bond, oo7. In the novel Goldfinger, Ian Fleming gave Bond the Aston Martin DB Mk III to temporarily replace his usual Bentley, which he takes from the Secret Intelligence Service’s car pool. Bond chooses between […]

Panerai’s Rise – From humble origins to stars in their Panerai’s.

March 19, 2010

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  Panerai today are known as exclusive timepieces with a rich history dating back to the 1930s, but just what are the origins of these unique, oversized watches, worn by the rich and famous, and just why do they command such devotion from collectors around the World? Panerai started out in Florence, Italy when Giovanni […]

The Greatest Escape. Steve McQueen’s Ferrari 250 GT Lusso.

March 2, 2010

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Steve McQueen is probably best known for the iconic scene in The Great Escape where he attempts to jump a captured German Wehrmacht BMW R75 (actually a tricked up Triumph TRG Trophy) over the fences that separate him from the Swiss boarder and freedom. This scene really shows us the heart of Steve McQueen. Here […]