Bond Summer Essentials

Plus Silver Jaws Teeth Paperweight

Welcome to another EYES ONLY newsletter! Still no news about Bond 26… the suspense is killing us!

The 007Store just released a new collectible: silver-plated Jaws Teeth Paperweight.

This week I take a look at some James Bond Summer essentials, ranging from swim shorts and sunglasses to the ideal weekend trip luggage.

Also check out my latest Instagram Reel featuring a 1:12 scale model of the beautiful BMW Z8. Many people have asked where they can buy this model. The best place to look is eBay. Note that the side rockets are very fragile - some cars on eBay mention that one of the rockets is broken, and one of mine also broke after first use. I will try to fix it, but it won’t be easy.

In August, I’ll be joining Operation Gatherall, a Bond Community get-together in Fairfield, NJ. Tickets are available now. Hope to see you there!

Remmert van Braam


Summer Essentials 2024

Whether you will be enjoying a poolside game of gin rummy in Florida, sipping a Mojito in Cuba, horseback riding in the Bahamas or just watching a Bond movie in your backyard, here are some essentials to help you enjoy it in style.


20% OFF at Sunspel (USA only)

Sunspel offers 20% OFF selected pieces in their collection, in the USA only, during their Memorial Day Sale, which starts today.

The Memorial Day Sale does not include the Navy Riviera Polo, but it does include the Riviera Polo in seasonal colours including the Mid Grey and the Riviera Camp Collar Shirt in Light Blue and Khaki.


Jaws Teeth Silver-plated Paperweight

007Store offers another exclusive collectible: the James Bond Jaws Teeth Silver-plated Paperweight - Numbered Edition.


Kyosho BMW Z8 1:12

Watch my latest Instagram Reel video to discover the world’s smallest James Bond sunglasses and other incredible details of the BMW Z8 1:12 scale model by Kyosho.


MI6 Confidential #72

Issue #72 of the full-colour James Bond magazine MI6 Confidential is now shipping worldwide.

Bondesque #8

The pre-sale of Bondesque Magazine #8 has started. The magazine will be sent out in early June 2024 and is available in Dutch or English.


Le Cercle casino plaques

Ewbanks is offering Le Cercle Casino Plaques, £50 (number 0283) and £100 (number 0030). Gaming plaques and chips were used at Le Cercle Casino, where Agent 007 (Sean Connery) memorably introduced himself with the iconic line, Bond, James Bond for the first time.

The production-used plaques and chips were loaned to them by Le Cercle casino at Les Ambassadeurs Club. These came from the Mills family who owned the casino until 1992.

Note that the £100 Chip has slightly been misshapen at the top right and the £50 Chip has not aged that well over the years.


Tom Ford SPECTRE jacket

A rare Tom Ford jacket similar to the one worn by James Bond in SPECTRE is offered for $2895 on eBay.

Spotlight On Dame Judi Dench

New article on a very nice article about Dame Judi Dench who played M from GoldenEye to SkyFall.


For this newsletter, we’re speaking to Jorrit Van Der Valk, one of the founders of James Bond Nederland (see their website and Instagram). The most important thing in the Bond community for me is meeting other Bond fans and talking about our shared interests. Jorrit is a car lover and most recently posted a video with not one or two, but three Aston Martins.

Q. Which three Bond clothes or accessories do you wear the most?
A. I'm more like a merchandising collector, but I have a pair of Tom Ford Marko FT0144-18V as my daily sunglasses. Love the connection with Skyfall and they fit me well.

Q. If you could keep only 1 item of your Bond collection, what would it be?
A. Tough question, it must be something personal. I have great memories surrounding my Hotel Splendide goody bag from Secret Cinema. A lovely event with many Bond friends.

Q. What is your most popular post/video?
A. My walkthrough of an Aston Martin DB5 is the most successful video. Then the DB11 and DBS we've uploaded recently. Take a look!

Q. Which Bond location do you still want to visit?
A. The New York locations from Live and Let Die. Also because my good friend David Zaritsky lives nearby. Would be so much fun if he takes me on a tour.

Q. If you could meet any Bond actor (even if they’re no longer with us), who would that be and why?
A. I'd love to have a long chat with Pierce Brosnan, my favourite James Bond. He's such an inspiration for me. His style and passion for the environment are the things that I like.

Q. Which Bond-related song do you want to add to the Bond Lifestyle Playlist on Spotify / YouTube?
A. "Briefing" from the album The Janus Files by my friend and composer Yannick Zenhäusern. The whole soundtrack is a must-listen for every James Bond aficionado.

Q. Rolex or Omega?
A. Omega! Classic, distinguished and the perfect match for 007.

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