Aston Martin DBR1/2 Essence of Form Cufflinks
In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Aston Martin's 1959 Le Mans victory in the iconic DBR1, TMB Artmetal have released some eye-catching cufflinks ideal for adorning the wrists of car and racing lovers this Christmas.
Renowned by many as the most recognisable and valuable Aston Martin in history, the DBR1/2 is the only car from the iconic manufacturer to have ever won the prestigious Le Mans when Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori raced to victory in 1959.
Adding to its majesty, the vehicle was also the one and same in which Sir Stirling Moss won the RAC Tourist Trophies at Goodwood in 1958 and 59 to help Aston Martin take home the 1959 World Sports Car Championship.
The donor metal taken from the historic car for use in the miniature Essence of Form sculptures was salvaged from the DBR1/2 when Tim Samways restored it in the early 1990s and removed a tiny quantity of damaged or aged aluminium body panels.
Two editions of the cufflinks are to be made available, with each featuring different versions of the car. Only 50 of each design will be created.
The first shows the vehicle dressed for Le Mans guise with squared off wheel arches and high tonneau, and come accompanied with a certificate signed by Carroll Shelby.
The second series sees the DBR1/2 in a more familiar form and that in which it won the Tourist Trophies; with open wheel arches.
These cuff links come with a certificate of authenticity signed by Sir Stirling Moss. Both also include a forty page illustrated provenance booklet.
The Essence of Form cufflinks are made in England, where the authentic aluminium pieces are fitted with 18-carat gold arms and presented in top-quality leather cases.
In addition to the two designs, the cufflinks also have a choice of two arm options; affixed so the car sculptures drive vertically up the cuff; or mounted through 90 degrees so they drive horizontally along the cuff.
A set of Aston Martin DBR1/2 Essence of Form Cufflinks will set you back £1,795 and with only 100 available, they are sure to be an extremely coveted item on any car enthusiast’s Christmas wish list.
"The metal taken from the historic car for use in the sculptures was salvaged from the DBR1/2 when it was restored in the early 1990s and a tiny quantity of damaged or aged aluminium was removed."