It seems as though everyone is getting in on James Bond’s 60th-anniversary celebration in their own unique way. Bowers & Wilkins is the latest to do so, as the esteemed audio brand is dressing a pair of its new Px8 over-ears to acknowledge the iconic series.
Considering the British manufacturer has served as a benchmark for audial performance for years, this collaboration seems beyond appropriate. The brand claims the latest Px8 is “as elegant and timeless as the world-famous secret agent himself,” and Bond aficionados will likely see the similarity in a heartbeat. The redesigned headphones’ Midnight Blue color palette garners inspiration from Sean Connery’s suit jacket worn in DR. NO. Moreover, this chic shade of supple Nappa leather is the joint effort’s standout element.
Other notable details are the acoustically transparent material found in each earcup is embellished with the unmistakable gun barrel logo that has kicked off each film for six decades. Additionally, there’s a 007 logo on top of the ear cup and a red power slider. And while it’s not covered in silk á la the buttons found on the original jacket’s cuffs, the headphones remain an upscale testament to Bond’s impact across countless mediums.
The Px8 007 Edition headphones are available on Bowers & Wilkins’ webshop for $799.