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October 28, 2008

Limited Edition Dunhill Mechanical Belt


I happened on this device in Jonathan Margolis's "Technopolis" column in the October 10, 2008 Financial Times "How To Spend It" magazine, where he wrote: "Dunhill's Mechanical Belt is so complicated that I class it as gadgetry. With one hand you can automatically expand or contract your belt by the precise 35mm, or two thumb widths, that gentlemen apparently need when they step in and out of a car (or, perhaps after they've had a good business lunch). The buckle is stainless steel with 18ct rose gold components and some discreet diamonds. It has over 100 movable roller bearings, plates and levers and is fascinating to watch in action. Hurry, though, as Dunhill is making only 25 and just seven of these are allocated to London."

From the Dunhill website:

    Limited Edition Roland Iten Mechanical Belt

    Should you need to manoeuvre to and from a low seated sportscar, neaten a shirt or relax after a heavy lunch, the Dunhill Mechanical Belt offers a highly technical yet ornamental solution.

    The one-handed lever system assures that the adjustments can be made with ease and discretion, offering exactly 35mm expansion — the two thumb measurement a tailor will traditionally build into a custom made suit for added comfort.

    The five axle architecture is constructed from traditional engineering stainless steel and complemented by luxurious solid 18 carat rose gold components.

    Hand finished by expert artisans, each buckle contains two diamonds set into the rose gold and they are limited to just twenty-five globally.

    As leather specialists for over 100 years, Dunhill also offer the choice of two typically luxurious and elegant crocodile leather straps with each buckle in black and brown which can be exchanged with a simple click of the mechanically leveraged insertion clip.


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