As 2022 draws to an end, it marks another exciting year for Bowers & Wilkins. From new product launches to iconic collaborations and technological advancements, we’re celebrating some of our proudest moments from the past year.
We cast our spotlight on one of the most exciting partnerships we’ve had the pleasure of endorsing – the James Bond film franchise. To honour this momentous occasion, we created an exclusive pair of Px8 007 Edition headphones dressed in the same Midnight Blue colour as the dinner jacket worn by Bond in his first onscreen appearance. Additionally, we presented The Sound of 007 at Abbey Road Studios – an immersive performance of John Barry’s James Bond Theme, and other 007 classics, from the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, live from the iconic Studio One. Not to mention, we continued to strengthen our long-standing partnership with Abbey Road Studios by installing our 801 D4 flagship loudspeakers into that same legendary studio.
Our automotive partnerships kicked up a gear with the release of a brand-new McLaren edition of our popular Px8 headphones and our integration with the marque’s incredible Artura, as well as the Polestar 3, Volvo EX90 and BMW i7/7. Continuing to raise the bar of excellence on how home theatre systems should sound, we unveiled our Dolby Atmos-enabled, Amazon Alexa-compatible powerhouse, the Panorama 3, and of course the new 700 Series: a comprehensive range of loudspeakers that sound equally sensational when used in a surround sound system or a traditional two-channel Hi-Fi.
Again, we proudly collaborated with the musical world, sponsoring Record Store Day, an event cherished by music and vinyl lovers across the globe, as well as National Album Day and the Mercury Prize awards. Expanding on our passion for records and listening to them just as the artists intended, we had the pleasure of working with the likes of Wolf Alice and Moses Boyd to talk all things listening truths and creative processes – and launch our elegant Px7 S2 and Px8 wireless headphones.
Although this is a celebration of the prosperous year gone by, we’re incredibly excited to share what we’ve got in store for the next.