FrontRunners: Auto Show
TMB Art Metal (www.tmbartmetal.com) —a London company that produces sculpture and jewelry incorporating metal from vintage cars, airplanes, and boats—has fashioned cuff links from components of Bentley’s Old No. 2, a vehicle that competed at Le Mans in 1930. The car, valued at about $10 million, recently was restored, and TMB acquired some pieces that were removed. The first edition of the cuff links, limited to 175 pairs priced at about $2,400 each, recalls the car’s radiator, with its stylized numeral 2 rendered in 18-karat white gold. The second edition, consisting of 150 pairs at about $2,000 each, represents the car’s spinner wheel hubs.