Tokens and Icons Pan Am 707 Wing Cufflinks
There is no airline more influential or better known than Pan Am Airways. From 1927, the aviation pioneer set the stage for commercial air travel, transporting hundreds of thousands of passengers around the world. Its Boeing 707 service on the North Atlantic marked the beginning of age of jet transport. It’s inaugural flight on October 26, 1958, from New York to Paris, covered 3,634 miles in 8 hours and 41 minutes. Pam Am’s staying power and the Boeing 707 went on to revolutionize intercontinental air travel. For its 25th anniversary, Pan Am recreated every detail of the Boeing 707’s first flight – including a complete overhaul to repaint and duplicate the color scheme used on the 1958 original. Token & Coins acquired a section of fuselage from this now-retired Pan American Boeing 707, recreating the shape of the plane’s gravity-defying wing ribs. The unique cufflinks incorporate the plane’s feather-light aluminum and sky-blue paint set in sterling silver findings, harking back to a time when air travel was a luxury, an event for which gentlemen donned suits, ties and yes, cufflinks.