Dear customers, dear partners,
Some stories are written in the course of time, along with a cast of first-rate players.
For several years now, Diam Asia Thailand has had the opportunity to collaborate with Bollinger, one of the most emblematic Champagne Maisons.
Created in 1829 in Aÿ, Bollinger has a taste for excellence. Growing its own grapes in its seven vineyards, cultivating distinctive pinot noir vine variety, being the last one to build its own barrels… the Maison strives to preserve its uniqueness and refined production methods.
For over 40 years, Bollinger champagne has appeared on the set of the most famous British secret agent, James Bond. This year, Bollinger dedicates its exceptional 2011 vintage to No Time to die, the 25th film of the saga, which will be released in cinemas in November.
Accustomed to Bollinger limited editions, our teams have taken on the challenge of this immersive creation.
It took over a year and a half to develop this outstanding set.
As usual, the finishing touches are exceptional.
• Case in reconstituted Macassar Ebony (protected precious wood) veneer.
• Open pore varnish to protect while keeping the feel and appearance of the surface.
• BOLLINGER007 silver screen printing on both sides.
• Inside in black mass dyed cardboard, ribbons to hold the information booklet.
• Smoked plexiglass plate, back-to-back screen printing, in more or less transparent white, where the saga titles and the brand signature dance and intermingle.
There’s nothing we do not excel in…
But the real challenge lies in the opening system through hydraulic cylinders.
Passionate about technical innovations, it was the least we could do to echo the James Bond experience.
With just a light pressure, the upper plate comes up following the movement of the bottle which rises and bends to 30° (the so-called “Push and Let Go” system in behind-the-scenes jargon).
Many tests were necessary to ensure an identical opening for all the sets (as a significant volume is involved). All the metallic pieces were anodised in “gun barrel” colour. Both the gesture and the appearance had to be flawless.
More subtle, though indispensable, it was necessary to come up with a swing system to delicately accompany the rising of the bottle, while allowing slight rotations.
Between technical feasibility, sourcing, conception review and manufacturing, this project explores an entire experience at our Asian site, both in terms of its high quality workmanship and production capacity.
The MR teams are so proud of Diam Asia Thailand!
MR… “The teams”, MR 😉