With Christmas fast approaching it is time to look at some of our favourite Bond related products with links to help you find them online.
1. The James Bond Encyclopedia
Published in September, the James Bond Encyclopedia by John Cork and Collin Stutz features more than 300 pages packed with information and photos about every conceivable aspect of the James Bond universe from Dr No to Casino Royale. No Bond fan should be without!
2. Casino Royale Poker Sets
After supplying the playing cards and poker chips that appear in the film, Belgium playing card manufacturer Cartamundi has the exclusive licence to provide Casino Royale branded casino products. In addition to playing cards, they produced two great poker sets – a deluxe version in a wooden presentation box and a travel set.
3. Kina Lillet
Lillet Blanc as it is now known became a surprise hit after appearing in Casino Royale. It is an essential ingredient in the Vesper martini that Bond devises during a card game. Originating in late 19th century France, Kina Lillet was a devised as a wine based tonic containing quinine, giving it a distinctive bitterness. Although the brand has since been reformulated to reduce the bitterness it has seen a huge increase in demand since first appearing in Casino Royale.
4. Algerian Love Knot
Vesper wore an intriguing piece of jewellery throughout the Casino Royale, prompting Bond to comment on it, as well as its later absence. Although the piece is available from the original designer, it is prohibitively expensive, but a budget version is also available from Emitations.
More info on Vesper’s Algerian love knot
5. Omega Planet Ocean
One object that always fascinates collectors is Bond’s choice of timepiece. In Casino Royale he actually wore two watches supplied by Omega, including the Planet Ocean.