The British luxury headphone brand Bowers & Wilkins has partnered with another iconic British brand, the James Bond franchise, coming together to celebrate 60 years of James Bond music. While this is a new headphone partnership, Bowers & Wilkins has had a 40-year relationship with the famous Abbey Road studios. At Abbey Road Studios, Bowers & Wilkins 800 series loudspeakers were used to monitor the recording of countless film scores, including Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).
In celebrating the 60th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise, Abbey Road Studios engineers used Bowers & Wilkins loudspeakers to help create Bond 25, an album featuring all 25 iconic Bond themes with brand new arrangements recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Abbey Road Studio One.
Introducing Bowers & Wilkins Px8 007 Editions Headphones
Bowers & Wilkins is also celebrating the partnership with the release of the special edition Bowers & Wilkins Px8 007 Editions headphones in a stunning midnight blue finish inspired by the dinner jacket worn by Bond in his first on-screen appearance. Timeless and elegant, just like James Bond himself, these special-edition Px8 007 headphones deliver all the high-performance wireless sound synonymous with Bowers & Wilkins, coupled with detailing that offers a subtle nod to the style of 007.
The Bowers & Wilkins Px8 007 Edition headphones will be exclusively on sale from the Bowers & Wilkins website and 007Store.com beginning October 19. Following this exclusivity period, it will be on sale at select retailers from 26th October.
The Sound of Cinema
Every world-famous cinema release you can think of has its own uniquely identifiable music that
lives long in the memory even after the final credits roll – but in all of cinema, there can be few better
examples of memorable music than the scores that have propelled James Bond films over the past six
decades. From Monty Norman’s signature theme through each of the iconic title songs, music has been
inextricably linked with 007.
Giles Pocock, Vice President of Brand Marketing Bowers & Wilkins, commented: “We are immensely
proud of our long-standing relationship with the James Bond franchise. Our new partnership gives us the perfect opportunity to highlight the close connection we’ve had with some of the iconic music of 007 over the years. Together, we will continue to celebrate the instrumental role that music plays in this global cultural phenomenon.”