Bentley has announced its first dedicated Boutique at the Geneva Auto Show this year. Show visitors will be able to choose from a selection of Bentley branded merchandise from the Bentley Collection, together with a limited edition range of new products designed exclusively for the 2010 show.
Also on display will be a number of products produced for Bentley under licence from partners: Breitling watches, Tibaldi pens, Stockinger safes, Estede eyewear and zai skis.
An new collaboration between Bentley and Austrian eyewear manufacturer, Estede, will be also showcased. Working with Crewe design teams, Estede has produced a limited edition, high-end range of sunglasses and ophthalmic frames under licence for Bentley.
Presented as a Limited Edition Collection, the frames are available in two different sizes. They use precious metals and innovative surface treatments such as silver palladium, 18 carat gold and platinum.
“Tibaldi for Bentley”
Tibaldi was Italy’s first manufacturer of fountain pens, founded in 1916. Phi – the concept known as the Divine Proportion – informs every aspect of the structure of all Tibaldi pens. For example, the proportion between the pen’s cap and the visible portion of the barrel when the pen is closed equals the phi ratio, 1.618. Even the pen’s accompanying case is measured in multiples of the phi coefficient.
All Tibaldi pens have a patented filling mechanism. Revolving the cap to fill the barrel with ink produces the gentle sound. The mechanism resists rotation slightly, avoiding the risk of leakage. The traditional tie-shaped clip is a signature of Tibaldi pens from the early 1900s.
A Limited Edition fountain pen and roller ball (90 of each style and veneer). Designed in collaboration with Bentley’s own styling studio and drawing design cues from the new Bentley Mulsanne. Available in light, medium or dark veneers available to match perfectly the Mulsanne veneers. Finished in pure sterling silver.
The first “Tibaldi for Bentley” pen fashioned from smoked carbon fiber and presented in a quilted Alcantara case. Drawing on design cues from Bentley Supersports, the pens reflect another successful collaboration between Bentley’s own design studio and Tibaldi.
Tibaldi for Bentley introduce a slimmer version of the existing Continental pen series. Produced as a Limited Edition range of fountain pen, roller ball, Ball Point and Pencil in exciting new hues, reflecting the Bentley Continental’s most popular exterior paint colors.
“zai for Bentley” Skis
The Limited Edition “zai for Bentley” skis will be showcased at the Geneva Show. These ‘one-of-a-kind’ “Supersport” skis are entirely handmade in Switzerland. The skis, poles and ski bag have been designed exclusively for Bentley, with design input from Bentley’s own styling team and will be a limited edition of 250 numbered pairs. For full details on these skis, see our previous news story at eurotuner.com.