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2012-11-08

Champagne Bollinger X James Bond

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of 007's appearance on screen and the Bollinger-James Bond partnership, Champagne Bollinger launched a limited edition of a special presentation box: Bollinger 002 for 007.  It is chic, fun and inventive, just like the legendary secret agent, this presentation box in the shape of a Walther PPK silencer was designed by Sparkle Design Agency.
Champagne Bollinger appeared for the very first time alongside James Bond in the novel by Ian Fleming Diamonds Are Forever published in 1956: Her Majesty's secret servant could only choose the most British of all champagnes! When in 1973 Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli, one of the producers of the James Bond saga on screen met Christian Bizot, then President of Maison Bollinger, there began a lasting and unfailing friendship between the two families, which naturally led to a comfortable partnership between these two legendary figures who have a number of values in common: excellence, authenticity, a certain elegance, and even a touch of British phlegm.
 
For nearly 40 years on screen, Bollinger, the champagne with an inimitable, uncompromising style, has been James Bond's champagne, a key element in his seductive appeal to the fairer sex and a symbol of his oh-so-British wit and sophistication. In 1962, James Bond, who had been the main character in Ian Fleming's novels for nine years, arrived on the big screen played by Sean Connery in Dr No, directed by Terence Young. Fifty years later the 23rd film in the series is to be released, the long-awaited Skyfall, with Daniel Craig as James Bond.
 Fans of the secret agent and of technological gadgets will love the presentation box: it opens by aligning the three figures 007 and by clicking on the gun logo button, revealing a bottle of Bollinger La Grande Annee 2002, the most exceptional vintage in the last decade, according to Mathieu Kauffmann, Cellar Master at Champagne Bollinger. Limited 1,007 bottles (Greater China), suggested retail price HKD1,500.


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