Following the lines of W.O. Bentley since 1919, the Bentley eyewear models are luxurious, exclusive and handmade. Every pair is truly and only of its kind, reiterating the concept of luxury as we know it
Bentley: The Beginning Of An Era
Bentley Motors was founded by W.O. Bentley in 1919. From its modest beginnings, the company has indeed come a long way– in a relentless pursuit to achieve the epitome of luxury and performance. If it was not for the brand’s five victories at Le Mans in the 1920s, and a sixth one in 2003, this combination would have gone down in history as a contradiction of sorts. And even if that was the case, it may well mean that Bentley is credited with creating the most acclaimed contradictions on the road even today!
Almost a century after it was established, W.O.’s vision continues to guide Bentley’s beliefs, actions and ambitions across its extensive line of products. Located in Crewe, England, Bentley Motors remains the definitive British luxury car company, accredited with creating the world’s most desirable high performance motors. The eternal spirit of Bentley continues to remain intact even as it was taken over by Volkswagen in 1998.
In fact, in its long journey, the brand has evolved to include an extensive range of products including finest men’s accessories, the specialized collection offers fine timepieces, writing instruments, leather goods, fixed gear bicycles, cufflinks and of course eyewear.
A Vision For The Future
Known to look ahead in time, Bentley has carved a niche through its masterpieces. Guided by the brand’s core vision,each of the Bentley product is a tribute to the desire to own only the finest.
By striving to achieve these extremes and the unexpected happens: limits are pushed; expectations are exceeded; myths are shattered and new legends are born. With each new model, Bentley stretches the boundaries of possibility.
Meet: Bentley’s Eyewear!
Demonstrating the brand’s heritage and prestigious pedigree, Bentley eyewear is a physical attribute to the brand’s essence. Every Bentley eyewear collection is accompanied by an inspirational story, a raison d’etre – enhancing the credibility and desirability of that product.
In 2010 Bentley Motors & Estede started their collaboration via a limited edition series of solid gold sunglasses and ophthalmic frames. The partnership drew upon Estede’s extensive experience in creating high-end eyewear, fused with the sophisticated design language of the famed British car marque.
Only the finest lenses are incorporated into Bentley sunglasses, offering 100% UV protection and reflect the latest in lens technology and state of the art coatings. All frames and sunglasses are made to order, individually numbered and strictly limited to only 100 pieces per colour variation.
Step Into Luxury With Gold And Platinum
And it proved a worldwide success. These initial pieces reflect timeless yet modern styles, available in either 18 kt solid gold or platinum, and express the epitome of luxury eyewear. The characteristic Bentley “B” set in hand polished enamel coating, together with carefully engraved surfaces reflecting Bentley’s sumptuous leather quilting, are some of the characteristics presented in the first collection.
The products come with exclusive packaging, and the eyewear case is exquisitely designed to fit perfectly into the Bentley Mulsanne. Easy to wear, simple and informal, these pieces are equally a remarkable expression of bespoke craftsmanship and technical expertise, forged from the most precious and rare materials. It is this extraordinary ability to create stunningly individual accessories that truly elevates Estede and Bentley eyewear to a unique dimension.
The new Bentley Eyewear collection reflects the epitome of luxury eyewear. As precious as a bespoke Bentley itself, each piece is skillfully handcrafted to order from exceptional materials – solid gold and platinum, titanium, horn and wood. Designed in close collaboration with the Bentley design team, the eyewear styles are easy to wear, informal and contemporary. The perfect match for the exclusive range of Bentley cars.
Best In Quality
Only the finest lenses are incorporated into Bentley sunglasses, offering 100% UV protection and reflect the latest in lens technology and state of the art coatings. All frames and sunglasses are made to order, individually numbered and strictly limited to only 100 pieces per colour variation. The products come with exclusive packaging, and the eyewear case is exquisitely designed to fit perfectly into the Bentley Mulsanne. Easy to wear, simple and informal, these pieces are equally a remarkable expression of bespoke craftsmanship and technical expertise, forged from the most precious and rare materials. It is this extraordinary ability to create stunningly individual accessories that truly elevates Estede and Bentley eyewear to a unique dimension.
Exclusive Range Of Products That Spill Luxury All Over
Working in close quarters with the Bentley Design Team to completely synchronise the sophistication, luxury and advanced technology quotient of the cars, the brand has collections in eyewear that one can’t miss.
Connoisseurs Range: The Mulsanne Collection
Limited edition, this collection features eyewear pieces which are individually creafted for every customer and hand-engraved with serial numbers 1-100. Made from silver palladium, 18 carat rose or white gold and platinum.
Each customer also has the option to integrate precious stones to the design- adding a unique touch of personalisation.
Authentic design details include hand-tooled knurling & the iconic Bentley “B”. The collection consists of an number of ophthalmic frames and sunglasses.
The Mulsanne case has been designed to fit precisely into the console of the car. It is handmade and can be perfectly matched to the primary hide color of the customer’s car.
The Continental Collection
With the finest of ZEISS lenses for these sunglasses, the eyewear promises strong light conditions and improved vision. Characterized by the dynamic fusion of 18 carat precious metals, accentuated by buffalo horn or wood, the Continental Collection guarantees superb performance & a uniquely tactile experience.
Every pair of limited-edition Continental eyewear I hand-made in Germany to order, and presented in a leather presentation box & case.
Grand Touring Range: The Flying B Collection
Each piece is individually numbered and hand-crafted in Germany, fusing finest quality Titanium, 18 carat gold & palladium plating in combination with wood or natural buffalo horn.
Reminiscent of the Bentley Grand Tourers, this Collection of Sunglasses & Ophthalmic frames recalls the splendid Bentley wood interiors and the iconic “Winged B” badge.
W. O. Collection
The collection consists of two sunglasses and two optical frames. Handcrafted in Germany and individually numbered, the overall impact is sporty, modern yet timeless in appeal.
As remarkable as the globally acclaimed founder of Bentley Motors himself, the W.O. Collection is an extraordinary technical achievement in eyewear.
Thin wooden veneers are laminated onto highly flexible beta-titanium, ensuring a superb lightweight frame yet delivering the look and feel of wood.
Speed 8 Range: The V8 Collection
Lightweight, comfortable and a sporty as well as younger version of the Flying B collection. Each piece is individually numbered, fusing finest quality Titanium, 18 kt gold & palladium plating and exclusive composite materials. A wide range of optical frames in rim less, full rim and nylon rim are available just like sunglasses.
The Continental Collection
A modern interpretation of the Connoisseurs Continental collection by Bentley Eyewear! This one is made from titanium material in superb gold and palladium plating in combination with carefully chosen composite materials.
1919: W. O. Bentley lays the foundation for Bentley Motors in Cricklewood
1930: Makers introduce Big Bentley, Mulsanne.
1931: Acquired by Rolls-Royce Limited
1980: Acquired by Vickers plc
1998: Acquired by Volkswagen Group
2008: Bentley Motors announces collaboration with Estede, a luxury eyewear company to introduce Bentley eyewear.
2011: Bentley rekindles partnership with luxury pen maker Tibaldi to carefully built pens come with the same aura of elegance and luxury that is associated with the car brand that’s attached to it.