“This is gold, Mr. Bond. All my life I’ve been in love with its colour… its brilliance, its divine heaviness.” Auric Goldfinger kick started an appreciation of all things gold which has run through the film series ever since. To celebrate, Zippo has released a precious James Bond 18k Gold Lighter, made in a limited series of just seven.
The launch sees the classic Zippo windproof lighter elevated to supreme luxury status. Crafted with a solid 18k gold and a gold-flashed lighter insert, the lighter pays homage to Goldfinger with the iconic quote, “This is gold, Mr. Bond” elegantly engraved onto its face.
Each 18k gold lighter is expertly handmade in Zippo’s Pennsylvania workshop, where craftsmen use their metalworking skill to sculpt gold – a notoriously soft precious metal. After the quote is engraved, the reverse side is engraved with the 007 logo and its unique 00 number, before being hand buffed to a reflective sheen. It’s then hallmarked in England and presented in a velvet-lined walnut wood case with a certificate of authenticity.
A maximum of just seven of these handsome collectible lighters will be produced, each with its unique 00 number. The James Bond 18k Gold Lighter is exclusively available to order at the 007Store here, priced £25,000.