This summer, the British manufacturer and marketer of luxury cars, founded as Bentley Motors Limited by W. O. Bentley in 1919, subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group since 1998, will celebrate its 100th anniversary.
A story made of elegance, tradition and discreet luxury will be celebrated with special limited editions and collaborations.

For the occasion, Bentley has created three special models inspired by its heritage. The first is a Mulsanne W.O. Edition, paying tribute to its founder Walter Owen Bentley, inspired by the last car he designed for the company which was also his personal car. The second is the Continental GT Number 9 Edition, the model is a tribute to Sir Tim Birkin, the British driver who won Le Mans race in the 1920s, breaking all the records driving a Bentley. The last model revealed by Bentley is inspired by another of its icons: the No.1 Blower of 1932. These cars claim their heritage by incorporating an original part of the historic model on which they are based and will be produced in only 100 examples.
In addition, every Bentley built in 2019 includes a Centenary Specification pack, comprising unique gold badging, distinctive seat embroidery, unique tread plates and other special details.

Along with these limited editions, a number of activities and collaboration are rolling out.
A special and exclusive book documenting the company’s work over the past century was created in collaboration with Opus, a publisher specializing in luxury books. The Bentley’s Centenary Opus is a massive 66.5-pound tome with over 800 pages, available in three limited editions: the Centenary Edition with only 500 made, the Mulliner Edition limited to only 100 copies, and the 100 Carat Edition. This last tome comes encrusted with 100 carats worth of diamonds with only seven examples in the world, one for each continent, for a truly exclusive cost of 200,000 pounds.

Earlier this year, Swiss watch manufacturer Breitling, celebrating the long partnership, introduced the Breitling Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition, produced in 18-karat red gold or stainless steel. Both watches include some outstanding Bentley-inspired design features.
The City of Le Mans instead, honored Bentley by renaming one of its major streets — Rue de Laigne — to Rue des Bentley Boys, all in the name of celebrating 100 years of Bentley.

Graf von Faber-Castell, with whom the Bentley brand has recently signed a partnership for the creation of exclusive writing instruments, presents its second line of pens. the Centenary Faber-Castell Limited Edition is composed of three variants to choose from: a classic fountain pen, a modern rollerball pen, and a ballpoints pen. All three items boast the same elegant aesthetic that includes unique features like a diamond-quilt pattern on the black PVD-treated metal barrel, the distinctive knurling and the Bentley “B” on the cap crown, further adorned by a golden anniversary ring.

We are looking forward to knowing the other collabs that the brand will unveil in the next months.