James Bond: The Quintessential British Gentleman

Everyone knows his name, everyone knows his number, and everyone knows his look: elegant, handsome, refined, and quintessentially British.

James Bond personifies the finest things in life. He drives the smoothest cars, smokes the finest cigars, and sips the best whiskeys. His world is fueled with the distinct smell of crisp leather blending with the smokey aromas of Macallans, and the unmistakable puff of a Montecristo cigar. Let’s take a closer look at what makes Mr. Bond the most recognizable secret service agent in the world.

The Car

One of Mr. Bonds’ key features is his taste for cars. His cars symbolize his desire for speed, adventure, and of course, luxury. From the classic 1935 Bentley Mark IV Drophead to the Aston Martin DB10, Mr. Bond never misses a beat. He always seeks for the luxurious and classic with a touch of modernity.

The Whiskey

Mr. Bond always enjoys a nice evening accompanied by the right lady - and the right whiskey. It has been known that Mr. Bond has a thing for Macallans, but only the best Macallans. In the movies Spectre and Skyfall, he has been spotted with the Fine Oak 10-Year-Old and the Macallan 25.

The Cigar

A good whiskey goes hand-and-hand with a good cigar. Mr. Bond has been a cigar aficionado for many years, and particularly enjoys his Montecristos. A classic “puro”, his Montecristo No.3 Cigar is created entirely with selected wrapper, filler, and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone in Cuba. There is no better way to celebrate the accomplishment of a mission than with the taste of a good cigar!

The Look

The most important element in Bond’s presentation is not his gadgets or accessories, it is his stylish look and his perfect suits. Mr. Bond’s wardrobe consists mostly of Brioni and Tom Ford suits and tuxedos. He distinguishes himself with Cartier cufflinks, Mulberry gloves, and when it comes to footwear, he always goes for the best leather qualities.

The Watch

A watch is not a simple piece of accessory for Mr. Bond. The spy has had a special relationship with his watches from the very beginning of his career, and for good reason. His watches represent style, timelessness, and personify his quintessential British heritage. His watches have played a central role in his life, keeping him on track for his next mission while complementing his perfect look.

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