Chivas Regal‘s annual ‘Made for Gentlemen’ co-creation series of limited editions with modern British craftspeople has been announced. In this latest instalment, Chivas 12 and Globe-Trotter have collaborated on a luxurious new range of designs that comprises three key pieces, including the perfect Steamer Trunk for collectors and aspiring 007’s alike!
- A very special Steamer Trunk incorporating a mini bar and secret compartments. Proceeds of the first sale from 5th October (retailing at £12,000) will be donated to the Prince’s Trust and then the Globe-Trotter design, which incorporates materials key to Scotch whisky making, will be available for bespoke orders
- The distinctive and vibrant Chivas 12 ‘Made for Gentlemen’ by Globe-Trotter limited edition gift tin will roll out to 60 markets worldwide, including Travel Retail
- The new 20 inch Carry On Case is the first time Globe-Trotter has offered size and aesthetic and will neatly fit all aeroplane overhead compartments.
All three unique pieces, only available until the end of 2015, are passports to international contemporary style informed with traditional artisan skills.
Founded in 1897, by David Nelken in Saxony Germany, Globe-Trotter products are style icons adopted by discerning purveyors of traditional craftsmanship and a timeless aesthetic.
Globe-Trotter cases have been used over the last 117 years by an enviable client list. Captain Robert Falcon Scott travelled with Globe-Trotter on the infamous Antarctic expedition in 1912. Sir Winston Churchill used a Globe-Trotter Dispatch Case while he was Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1924.
HM Queen Elizabeth II chose Globe-Trotter for her honeymoon luggage in 1947 (and continues to use her cases to this day). Sir Edmund Hilary ascended to first base camp with Globe-Trotter during his conquest of Everest in 1953.
Each case is uniquely constructed from vulcanised fibreboard; a special material invented in Britain during the 1850’s comprising multiple layers of bonded paper. Handles are produced by an expert leather team who also form the iconic Globe-Trotter corners over a period of five days on antique Victorian presses.
Renowned for handcrafting luxury suitcases and leather goods, Globe-Trotter has partnered with Chivas to design an exciting series of three collectibles for the whisky connoisseur and world traveller – the Chivas 12 ‘Made for Gentlemen’ by Globe-Trotter limited edition gift tin, a limited run of Chivas 12 ‘Made for Gentlemen’ by Globe-Trotter 20 inch Carry-on Cases and a Chivas 12 ‘Made for Gentlemen’ by Globe-Trotter Steamer Trunk.
The Chivas 12 ‘Made for Gentlemen’ by Globe-Trotter limited edition gift tin houses a bottle of Chivas 12 blended Scotch whisky and showcases a vibrant tale of international travel. Inspired by the tradition of applying stickers onto one’s luggage to proudly showcase destinations visited, bespoke luggage stickers were hand-drawn by the British illustrator Andrew Davidson to celebrate iconic cities and adorn the contemporary tin design.
A first from Globe-Trotter, the Chivas 12 ‘Made for Gentlemen’ Carry-On Case is a 20 inch trolley case that has been crafted to suit the needs of the busy modern gentleman on short haul business trips and city breaks. Created to be stowed in the flight cabin of all international airlines, the 20 inch trolley case features a customised lining that elegantly intertwines a never-seen-before Globe-Trotter archive design with the Chivas iconic signifier. The sturdy, burgundy, vulcanised fibreboard case also features wooden handles, brushed brass hardware and an internal leather plaque to mark the collaboration for posterity.
Presenting a beautifully crafted mini bar with mirrored back for serving Chivas Regal Scotch whisky, the steamer trunk features specially created compartments for shoes, a drawer to hold up to eight watches, leather covered hangers to hold pristine suits, all against the backdrop of a bespoke lining that marries the semiotics of both modern heritage brands. American white oak trimmed drawers have been handmade to honour the oak casks essential to Chivas Regal 12YO’s rich complexity and a hand engraved copper plaque made from a retired Scotch whisky still assures its authenticity.