Back on 15 September 1940, during the Battle of Britain, pilot Sgt Ray Holmes flying the RAF Hawker Hurricane ran out of ammunition and daringly flew his fighter aircraft into a German bomber Luftwaffe, which was thought to have been on a mission to destroy the Buckingham Palace. And six decades later, following the much publicized excavation of that very same Hurricane fighter aircraft P2725 TM-B’s smashed Rolls-Royce engine which crashed into London’s Buckingham Palace Road, a company TMB Art Metal was formed, which produced a limited number of Hurricane sculptures crafted using actual ‘recycled’ redundant metal originating from the Hurricane itself. Thus, impressed by the Hurricane sculptures that possessed a true physical DNA connection to historic aircraft and event; this unique luxury brand designs and creates handcrafted limited edition luxury cufflinks which boasts original ex-subject donor material in their fabrication.
Now, after delivering the impressive $5,590 Aston Martin cufflinks which depicts the iconic 1950’s DBR1 sports racing car, and have been crafted using original redundant aluminum body panel pieces from Aston Martin DBR1/2 as donor metal, TMB Art Metal has introduced its new cufflinks range.
Bentley Old Number 2 Radiator Cufflinks
Built by Bentley specifically to compete in the legendary 1930 Le Mans, the Bentley Speed Six ‘Old No 2’, chassis number HM2868 is regarded as one of the original Bentley works in existence. And, following it no expense spared restoration by Graham Ross, a little material was got removed from the car. Now, with the usage of metal removed from Old No. 2, TMB Art Metal created beautiful cufflinks. Limited to 175 pairs, cufflinks are a representation of Old No. 2’s distinctive radiator, while featuring its period hooped figure 2 made of 18ct white gold and cufflinks arms with solid 18ct yellow gold.
Ferrari 250GTO Spinner Cufflinks
In tribute to the world’s most famous and the iconic Ferrari 250 GTO, TMB created a selection of limited edition 250 GTO spinner cufflinks crafted from the actual material removed during the restoration of an original 1962 vintage GTO chassis no. 3527FT, the seventh example built with U.K license number plate ‘6 GTO’.
Also, we have earlier seen some of the exclusive cufflinks that takes design motifs from the iconic events, like the Romain Jerome cufflinks which incorporates the DNA of iconic ship Titanic, and the Tourbillon cufflinks crafted for the classy watch lovers, and the Bernardo & Co. custom ammunition cufflinks in platinum, besides the world's most expensive cufflinks valued at $4.2 million.