The 1959 Le Mans-winning Aston Martin DBR1/2 racing car has been immortalised in miniature in the form of a limited-edition cufflink series made by using the actual metal from the original car.
Crafted by TMB Art Metal, this exclusive range of cufflinks has been crafted using donor metal from a small section of the body panel from the original car, which was driven to victory at the legendary 24-hour endurance race in 1959. The panel was a damaged section removed during restoration work in the early 1990s.
Measuring in at 25mm, the hand-sculpted, hand-crafted cufflinks recreate DBR1/2 rides in a glamorous way, incorporating everything from the driver to the raised tonneau cover and lowered wheel arch covers picked out in precise detail.
With only 50 pairs of cufflinks to be offered worldwide, TMB Art Metal has no plans or even materials to craft other pieces in the future, hence the guarantee of exclusivity of this series for Aston Martin lovers. Each of the cufflinks is engraved with an individual-limited edition number and finished in sterling silver and 18-carat gold. Moreover, each one also comes with an authentication certificate from TMB Art Metal and American racing legend Carroll Shelby.
A pair of these Le Mans Aston Martin cufflinks is priced at £895 (Rp 17 million); the original car is now valued at £20 million (Rp 386 billion) with the price based on the exchange rate of GBP to IDR as of Feb 2, 2016.