Nick Fitch adds diamond dazzle to bespoke bicycle

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Hatton Garden jeweller teams up with Harcout Design for £25k project.

Hatton Garden’s Nick Fitch, owner and founder of retailer Nicholas James, has teamed up with leather, design and interiors company Harcout Design to create a one-off luxury bicycle called the Brogue.

The two-wheeled wonder is a hand-stitched leather-clad 70’s Triumph 531 frame, complete with matching saddle bag and individually woven leather handlebar grips.

Fitch worked to adorn the handlebar stops, which themselves are cast in sterling silver and have been finished with a rim of chocolate brown diamonds that “perfectly complement the rich patina of the laser cut Italian vegetable-tanned leather”.

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The saddle bag also features a contemporary interpretation of a traditional Conway buckle also cast in sterling silver.

The Brogue’s components were configured and fitted in the Harcourt workshop by fixed freestyle rider Chris Delia.

The cycle is said to have every conceivable element of luxury and detail taken into consideration.

Simon Harcourt, founder of Harcourt Design, has spent more than a decade building a reputation as one of the UK’s leading specialist in interior leather design.

Speaking of their collaboration, Nick Fitch said: “Simon and I are both maniacal when it comes to getting things right. This has been a great opportunity to marry our two arts together.

“I love the contrast been the materials; the warm supple leather and the metal and diamonds. The finish is immensely tactile.”

The Brogue will be on display at Nicholas James’ Hatton Garden showroom and has a retail price of £25,000.
 

 

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