Two of the world’s most revered cultural icons, Fabergé and James Bond, unite in a year where they both celebrate milestone anniversaries.
October 7, 2022: Fabergé, one of the world’s most iconic artist jewellers, has announced that it will create a unique and captivating Fabergé x 007 Egg Objet, commemorating Fabergé’s 180th anniversary and the 60th anniversary of the first James Bond film, Dr. No, released on October 5, 1962.
The Fabergé x 007 Egg Objet will encapsulate the iconic stories woven into the histories of both Fabergé and James Bond. Designed by Faberge’s Head of Design, Liisa Tallgren, and overseen by its Creative Director, Josina von dem Bussche-Kessell, the egg's design will be a symphony of past, present and future, with nods to Bond’s legendary gadgets subtly integrated into the creation. In true Fabergé spirit, a series of surprises and mysterious elements will be hidden within, all set to be revealed in 2023 – a year marking 40 years since the release of Octopussy (1983), the film which featured a plot line centred around a Fabergé egg heist.
The creation of the Fabergé x 007 Egg Objet is underway, with Faberge’s team working closely with a dedicated Workmaster based in England, overseeing the construction of this masterpiece. The egg objet, taking many months of development and craft, is set to feature the most technically advanced opening mechanism that Fabergé has ever produced, and will feature the rarest of gemstones, epitomising the creativity for which Fabergé is renowned. This unique work of art will interest collectors and aficionados worldwide and presents an incredibly rare investment opportunity to own a piece inspired by cinematic history.
A still from Octopussy (1983) with the Faberge egg.
Newly appointed Fabergé Creative Director Josina von dem Bussche-Kessell says, “The partnership with EON Productions and the James Bond film franchise represents our latest creative endeavour through which we are looking to set a new standard in modern-day objet d’arts, in a way that only Fabergé can. This is a thrilling opportunity for us to fuse the legendary on-screen storytelling of the world’s most famous secret agent with Fabergé’s globally celebrated artistry. With this unique and ground-breaking piece, these two icons will intersect where suspense entertainment meets engineering mastery in precious materials. At Fabergé, we have license to creatively push boundaries and we’re intending to make use of it like never before.