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#58 Bond Lifestyle Contest: Win Deakin & Francis X Sinclair Rose Gold Cufflinks

Celebrating 50,000 followers on Instagram, Bond Lifestyle offers you the chance to win a set of Deakin & Francis X Sinclair Rose Gold Engine-Turned Cufflinks! Answer the trivia question before midnight on 18 August 2020!

Deakin Francis Sinclair Cufflinks Rose Gold James Bond inspired Bond Lifestyle

About the cufflinks

These rose gold-plated sterling silver cufflinks, with a retail price of $425 / £390, are inspired by the cufflinks worn by Sean Connery in the early Bond films, most notably Goldfinger.

Tailor Anthony Sinclair, famous for creating Connery's suits, worked with British jewellers Deakin & Francis (who also worked on cufflinks for the Mr Porter's Kingsman: The Secret Service brand), to create a product that emulated the originals, replicating them as closely as the reference material would allow.

The cufflinks that were the source of inspiration are worn in the first scene ever featuring James Bond, in Dr. No (1962) at the Baccarat table in London’s famous Les Ambassadeurs Casino.

James Bond cufflinks Dr No Sean Connery

Sean Connery as James Bond in Dr. No
photos © Danjaq, United Artists

In Goldfinger (1964) it looks like James Bond is wearing the same cufflinks during the meeting in M's office, for the black-tie dinner with Col. Smithers at the Bank of England, and when Q shows Bond the Aston Martin DB5 for the first time.

Later in the film, following a round of golf at Stoke Poges with Auric Goldfinger, Bond wears the same pair of cufflinks... but they have been put in backwards!

james bond cufflinks goldfinger reversed

In Goldfinger, Bond wears the cufflinks several times. After the golf match he wears the 'inside out' (left) but later in the Kentucky horse farm he wears them correctly (right)
photos © Danjaq, United Artists

This could've been a mistake by the wardrobe department whilst on location that wasn’t picked up by continuity. Perhaps Connery was confused by the contraptions whilst trying to dress himself, or maybe James Bond had actually intended to make a fashion statement to follow on from the blue towelling onesie worn earlier in the film.

Throughout the remainder of the movie Goldfinger, Bond continues to wear the cufflinks with various outfits, the "correct" way round. Sean Connery would never wear cufflinks this often as Bond again.

Anthony Sinclair Deakin Francis Cufflinks Gold Plated Silver Box

The Bond inspired Deakin & Francis X Sinclair cufflinks are available in both Rose Gold-Plated Sterling Silver (priced $425 / £390) and Sterling Silver ($405 / £375) on the Mason & Sons website.

The Mason & Sons website is a great source for British design, offering many brands and products related to James Bond and other iconic movie characters. Founded by David Mason who revived several British brands including Anthony Sinclair, the original tailor of James Bond (for example the Goldfinger Three-Piece suit) and creator of the Conduit Cut.

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Enter the contest

Now is your chance to win the Rose Gold pair of Deakin & Francis X Sinclair cufflinks! Answer the trivia question before midnight (CET) on 18 August 2020.

Terms & Conditions
Entry is open to participants from all over the world.
Only 1 winner will win one pair of Deakin & Francis X Sinclair cufflinks.
The prizes are as stated, are not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.
No purchase necessary to enter or win.
The winner will be drawn at random from all correct entries received by the closing date stated within the promotional material.
Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner. If the winner cannot be contacted, or is unable to comply with these terms and conditions, Bond Lifestyle reserves the right to offer the prizes to the next eligible entrant drawn at random.
Failure to respond and/or provide an address for delivery, or failure to meet the eligibility requirements may result in forfeiture of the prize.
Prizes are subject to availability. In the event of a prize being unavailable, Bond Lifestyle and Mason & Sons reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.
The winner agrees to the use of their name and disclosure of country of residence relating to any post-winning publicity.
The winner is responsible for expenses and arrangements not specifically included in the prizes, including any import taxes or duties.
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This contest has ended!

The trivia question was:
"Which two Bond Actors did not have a Felix Leiter character in their Bond films?"
The answer was George Lazenby and Pierce Brosnan.

About 89% of the participants had the correct answer.

And now the name of the winner of the cufflinks: Ricardo Flissinger from The Netherlands. Congratulations with your prize!

Thanks to all the people that entered. If you didn't win, don't forget to enter the Orlebar Brown contest which ends August 20th.