Aston Martin launches limited DB9 GT Bond edition

Aston Martin has reserved 150 DB9 GTs to release as a special 007 Bond edition to mark the release of SPECTRE.

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According to the company’s website, “Each Limited Edition comes equipped with an exclusive specification, featuring unique 007 badging and bespoke Bond themed accessories.”

The car has a 6.0-litre V12 engine providing 540 brake horsepower and capable of propelling the car from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and a top speed in excess of 183 mph.

James Bond will drive an exclusive DB10 in SPECTRE, created specially for the film, and so this looks about the closest as you’ll get to driving the same car.

See the Aston Martin website for full details of this limited edition car.

Photo: courtesy Aston Martin.

 

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Sunspel unveils ‘SPECTRE’ products

To celebrate the forthcoming release of SPECTRE a special edition of the Riviera polo shirt, as worn by Daniel Craig in Casino Royale, has been created by Sunspel. For a limited time only the shirt will be available in a new colour, Spectral Grey, and is cut from the original block tailored to Craig’s exact measurements.

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Long sleeved Spectral Grey Riviera Polo Shirt

Sunspel’s link to SPECTRE doesn’t end there. The company has supplied a range of luxury underwear and t-shirts for Daniel Craig to wear in the forthcoming film. Styles include the stretch brief, the stretch boxer brief and the Riviera t-shirt. Having introduced the boxer short to the UK in 1947 and with more than 150 years experience in producing luxury underwear, Sunspel were the natural choice for outfitting Bond with these essential items.

The connection between Sunspel and Bond dates back to 2006 when Lindy Hemming, the Academy Award winning costumier, was tasked with reinventing the Bond character for Casino Royale.

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Short sleeved Spectral Grey Riviera Polo Shirt

Working from the Sunspel factory in Long Eaton, Nottingham, together they tailored the Riviera Polo – a style that Sunspel has been making since the 1950s – to best suit the modern man of action and style. The resulting garment has a slim fit, and slightly shorter sleeves than your average polo: ideal for accentuating a muscular physique. The Riviera Polo has been made to these amended specifications ever since.

Sunspel products supplied to SPECTRE

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Riviera T-shirt

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Stretch brief

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Stretch boxer

As is true with all Sunspel products, fabric is paramount to fit. The Polo is crafted from a unique cotton mesh fabric invented by Peter Hill, the grandson of the company’s founder, Thomas Hill. Affectionately referred to as Q (for Quality) 75, it was developed for keeping cool in the hot summer sun of the Italian Riviera. Knitted on lace machines – a nod to the Sunspel factory, which is located in the heart of what was once the lacemaking area of northern England – Q75 is softer, lighter and more breathable than cotton pique, which is traditionally used to make the polo shirt.

Sunspel is an authentic English heritage brand founded in 1860. Sunspel make exceptional quality, everyday clothing from beautiful fabrics. Iconic products include the earliest English T-Shirt, the original English Boxer Short and the Riviera Polo Shirt. Sunspel still has its own factory based in Long Eaton near Nottingham, where clothing is crafted from the world’s finest quality cottons.

 

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Sam Mendes says ‘SPECTRE’ to be his last Bond

SPECTRE news: London

Sam Mendes was recently interviewed by the BBC for a programme about cricket, in which he also talked about James Bond and SPECTRE.

The programme, View from the Boundary: Sam Mendes, was broadcast on BBC 5 Live radio and for another 28 days you can listen online or download it as a podcast.

In the interview he tells Jonathan Agnew that he has no intention of making another Bond film after SPECTRE, although he said the same thing following the release of Skyfall, adding that making the Bond films is “more a lifestyle choice than a job”, as it takes over from everything else and between his two Bond films he has devoted five years.

Mendes also says SPECTRE is a bigger movie than Skyfall as it was shot in more locations and confirms that the theme song has already been recorded although he declines to reveal the artist. Perhaps the hints from Ellie Goulding that she recently recorded the song are true.

Source: BBC

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World première of ‘SPECTRE’ in London announced for 26 October

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Today it was announced that the World Première of SPECTRE will take place in London on Monday 26th October.

The film will also hit cinemas in the UK and Ireland, the first time a Bond movie has gone on general release the same day as being premièred. Worldwide, SPECTRE will begin its rollout on 6th November in the United States and other territories.

No further details of the première, such as the venue, have yet been released.

 

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New James Bond Blu-Ray and DVD collections announced

An all-new line-up of special edition 007 Blu-Rays, DVDs and box-sets is due to be released on 15th September.

The theme of the new release is SPECTRE, with six films featuring the shadowy organization headed by Ernst Stavro Blofeld, plus the three Daniel Craig movies to date, receiving a limited edition Steelbook release. These are From Russia With Love, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever, For Your Eyes Only, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall.

According to the pfficial 007 website:

Bond fans can choose from Actor Packs on Blu-ray and DVD, with newly-designed packaging.

Finally, The Ultimate James Bond Collection will feature all 23 Bond films to date, together in a Blu-ray box-set. The package includes a 24th space for SPECTRE and, for the first time, digital copies of the collection will be included, (UK & US only).

Also included in The Ultimate James Bond Collection is a new bonus disc with the full 90-minute documentary “Everything or Nothing,” further bonus materials, and a pocket-sized book featuring the best posters from DR. NO to SPECTRE.

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Omega CEO confirms Aqua Terra for ‘SPECTRE’

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The CEO of Omega Watches has confirmed that Daniel Craig will be wearing an Omega Aqua Terra is SPECTRE.

Interviewed by WatchTime magazine, Stephen Urquhart says:

In the last film… Bond started off wearing a Planet Ocean and later wore a blue Aqua Terra, so we and Daniel Craig … agreed that he would wear another Aqua Terra in the new film.

This isn’t too much of a surprise given that Omega already announced a special edition Aqua Terra to coincide with the release of SPECTRE inspired by the Bond family coat of arms, shown below:

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It is not known if Bond will also wear another model in the film.

Source: WatchTime

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