Bowers & Wilkins and James Bond unite to celebrate 60 years of British style, performance and music. In commemoration of the occasion, high-end audio manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins is releasing a special edition midnight blue version of the company’s top-of-the-line Px8 wireless noise cancelling headphones for $799. That’s a $100 premium over the regular Px8 just introduced last month.
The color choice was inspired by the dinner jacket worn by James Bond in his first on-screen appearance in Dr. No in 1962.
Bowers & Wilkins has become a partner of the James Bond film franchise, marking the next chapter in its enduring relationship with the music of Bond. Together, the two iconic British brands celebrate the integral contribution that music has made to the story of 007.
From Monty Norman’s signature theme through each of the iconic title songs, music has been inextricably linked with 007. What many may be unaware of is Bowers & Wilkins’ relationship with the James Bond film franchise is intertwined with its 40-year relationship with Abbey Road Studios, where its flagship 800 Series loudspeakers have been used to monitor the recording of countless film scores, including Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).
More recently, in celebration of 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.
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.”
Price & Availability
The new Bowers & Wilkins Px8 007 Edition wireless noise cancelling headphones are available now for $799 at bowerswilkins.com.
Note: Other than exterior color and 007 markings, there are no changes from the regular model.
About Bowers & Wilkins
Bowers & Wilkins, founded in the U.K. in 1966, has been at the forefront of high-performance audio technology for more than 50 years. It designs and manufactures precision home speakers, headphones, custom installation and performance car audio products that set new standards for innovation and
sound quality, earning countless awards and accolades from the world’s leading recording studios and musicians. Bowers & Wilkins’ reputation is based on the unwavering pursuit of the best possible sound and an unsurpassable music listening experience. Bowers & Wilkins joined the Sound United LLC family
of brands in 2020.
About EON Productions
EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the Broccoli/ Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that co-owns, with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films. EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company that has made the James Bond films since 1962 and together with Danjaq controls all worldwide merchandising.