A year ago, the 125 Group was approached by a start-up British company with a unique idea – to make premium gifts from metals derived from iconic machines. They had just launched giftsets of polished aluminium cufflinks that were tiny but accurate replicas of a Tornado jet – cast from metal reclaimed from the famous GR4 ZG750 ‘Pinky’. The company, Icarus Originals, asked us if they could make cufflinks with the 125 Group from surplus aluminium reclaimed from an InterCity 125 power car, to mark the pending retirement of the fleet.
We have been working with Alan and John, the founders of Icarus, for many months now, and are pleased to be able to offer you the fruits of this collaboration – these fantastic cufflinks which have been made from surplus aluminium from the original power plant of 43079. As former engineers, Alan and John hope that their company would allow preservation groups like ours to benefit from surplus material, through turning it into fantastic products through which our group can earn a royalty. The cufflinks will be selling around the world – with 125 Group receiving a percentage of these future sales, which will support our preservation efforts, as well as proving a popular gift product.
With the Intercity 125 fleet gradually being withdrawn, this is your opportunity to own a small piece of contemporary history. Each pair of the cufflinks comes in a beautifully crafted presentation box, together with a gold-foil certificate of authenticity. Wholly designed, manufactured and hand-finished in the UK, the cufflinks are the perfect nostalgic gift both for avid enthusiasts and anyone looking for a truly unique gift.
Exclusive offer to 125 Group members: The RRP is £125 but Icarus Originals is offering these cufflinks to members of the 125 Group for just £85 for all orders in advance of Christmas. Just complete the form below providing your membership details and you will receive an email with a link & discount code for ordering direct from ICARUS Originals once your membership has been validated. Please note that the validation process is not automated and requests are being processed in batches.
Please complete the form below for your membership to be validated and further details for ordering to be sent.