from mercedes to mulberry, rolex to ray-ban 100 style classics to be won with THE INDEPENDENT
Thursday 13 April 1995
There are 100 prizes ranging from a classic car to the perfect fountain pen and to enter our prize draw you need to collect 12 differently numbered tokens from The Independent, at least one of which must have come from the Independent on Sunday. Today we publish Token 4.
The car in question and our top prize is a 1968 red Mercedes 250SL Pagoda with a dash of history thrown in - it's the one that Twiggy herself drove round Swinging London. The rarest of the marque, its gleaming coachwork is set off by dazzling chrome bumpers and the automatic gears and power steering make it a dream to drive. Examples of this car that appear in good condition on the classic car market sell for upwards of £20,000.
Our timeless timepiece is a1950 gold Rolex Oyster, the watch that marries unwavering precision with understated elegance. This is a watch that will never go out of fashion - truly a design of our times.
For music lovers we have three prizes of Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Century hi-fi systems. Lightweight and compact, the system comprises CD, cassette, tuner, amplifier and integrated speakers which combine to produce a sound image of incomparable depth and texture. The excellence of the hardware design is matched only by the clarity and warmth of the sound - this is truly a system that sets the standard for domestic hi-fi.
For 25 winners we have cases of fine wine, and no-one knows their vintages better than Royal Warrant holders Berry Bros & Rudd, the St James's merchants who have been trading since the 17th Century. They have selected 6 whites and 6 reds from their extensive cellars which offer benchmark wines which exhibit the depth and finesses of France's most celebrated grape varieties.
Anyone who has driven down a continental motorway or gone skiing off- piste knows that a pair of sunglasses is more than a fashion accessory. With Ray-Ban Aviators, designed for US pilots during the second world war, you get the technical excellence of Bausch and Lomb lenses which offer superb protection against glare and UV rays plus styling that complements any outfit, anywhere, at any time. We have 25 pairs of these optical masterpieces to be won.
To keep one step ahead in the modern world a personal organiser is now essential. Mulberry have designed one in fine Nile leather that combines practicality - credit card slots, ID card window, back zipper pocket and the usual range of stationery with the refined style associated with this world famous name. The Nile organiser is surely a classic and we have 25 to be won.
Finally the definitive signature of style must come from the top-class fountain pen, and we have 20 undisputed masterpieces to be won. First made in 1924, the Montblanc pen is a byword for excellence. They are handcrafted in lustrous black resin with gold plating and gold nib and are balanced and weighted to give effortless yet precise writing. We have ten of the Classic 149 pens and ten of the lighter 146 style to be won.
Any one of these prizes is a little piece of perfection - and in an increasingly mass produced, mass market world such independence is worth so much more than fleeting fashion. So stick with The Independent - like our prizes it's one of the classic designs of our times.
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