De link tussen Bentleys en kluizen is makkelijk te maken: zo veilig als, zo degelijk als, net zo zwaar als… En de gemiddelde Bentley-koper heeft natuurlijk ook een kluisje nodig om zijn
zwart geld en juwelen voor zijn minnares familiejuwelen en andere kostbaarheden op te bergen.
En net als gewone mensen gaan Bentley rijders ook wel eens op reis. Daar heb je dan meteen de link met de Alfred Dunhill Bentley kofferset en natuurlijk met de speciale Ego laptop die Bentley al een tijdje in de aanbieding heeft. Voor de “Ego for Bentley” laptop moet je er wel snel bij zijn, want er worden slechts 250 exemplaren gemaakt. De laptop kan in dezelfde kleuren worden uitgevoerd als je eigen Bentley. Voor de buitenkant wordt dan gebruik gemaakt van leer, terwijl het binnenste van de laptop in iedere Bentley kleur kan worden gespoten. Voor slechts 12.500 euro kun je al de eigenaar worden van een Bentley laptop.
Ego for Bentley 22 September, 2008 Bentley is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership between Ego Lifestyle and Bentley Motors resulting in a limited edition luxury notebook, known as ‘Ego for Bentley’. No more than 250 pieces will be retailed globally in high-end stores from autumn 2008.
Since 2003 Ego Lifestyle has been crafting the world’s most desirable luxury notebooks with the same unmistakable values that define every Bentley – breathtaking performance, handcrafted luxury and refinement, bespoke design and dedication to absolute quality. A sophisticated blend of form and function, this special Limited Edition reflects the individuality and discerning style of both car and driver – the ultimate partner for the perfect drive.
A lot of the unique Bentley details can be found in the bespoke Ego for Bentley notebook, each of them painstakingly hand-built and designed in collaboration with Bentley’s own styling team in Crewe. The colour options of the lacquered inside matches the car’s most popular exterior paint colours for ultimate suitability. The external panels have been trimmed with the finest selection of Bentley leather and finished with the authentic Bentley cross-over hand-stitching, designed to match exactly an individual’s particular requirements.
An ergonomic, integrated handle provides true portability and removes the need for an unattractive bag or case. The iconic Bentley etching, known as knurling, is echoed on parts of the Bentley for Ego notebook, such as the handle and the sliding doors that cover the access ports and ensures a secure grip and a luxurious feel.
Pure chrome detailing is featured throughout, with unique technology on the inside: next to the latest Microsoft Vista Ultimate software, a 64-bit processor and a 160Gb Hard drive, Ego for Bentley’s elegant design incorporates 12 dedicated direct access keys to make Wi-fi, Bluetooth, Webcam, Media centre and other applications both simple and fast.
Each model of the Ego for Bentley collection is a limited edition luxury notebook, accentuated by the white gold frames engraved with your Ego for Bentley’s limited edition number.
Ego Lifestyle, founded in 2003 by Huub van de Boogaard, designs, markets, produces and distributes high-end luxury lifestyle consumer electronics. These activities are executed in co-operation with renowned international firms as well as organisations in the fashion, luxury and lifestyle sectors.
Completely breaking with traditional design and use of computers, Ego moved away from the traditional notebook and created an exclusive fusion of unique fashionable design, ultimate functionality and an individual’s personality.
RRP will be circa £10,000 / €12,500 / USD19,800. Additional regional pricing to be confirmed upon request.
Alfred Dunhill for Bentley 22 September, 2008 The introduction of a new range of leather luggage heralds the start of a broader partnership between Bentley and Alfred Dunhill.
The range possesses suppleness and strength, the two qualities that make it a delight to carry and a treasured possession that ages well. Both these essential qualities are found in the suitcases, weekend bag, briefcase and wash bag made exclusively for Bentley by Alfred Dunhill.
All the pieces have been designed in collaboration with Bentley’s design and styling team in head office, Crewe, Cheshire, and are handcrafted in brown natural grain leather, with a matching interior trim.
The clasps and fastenings have been designed exclusively to Bentley and feature a unique lock mechanism with knurled edges and inset ‘B’ black inlaid feet with knurled edge. They also have a ‘Bentley’ branded chromed zip pull and ‘Alfred Dunhill for Bentley’ embossed leather labels inside the bags.
The calf leather comes from ‘Bovillos’ – young, Spanish bulls in northeast Spain – reared by the Curtidos Badia family, a fourth-generation business that originally began making saddles in 1889. Today the company has diversified into handbag leathers.
The hardware is made in Italy by a specialist company that produces for other top luxury goods designers. The base material is brass coated in 0.50 micron palladium to give a bright silver finish.
There is a significant element of hand-stitching and finishing in all the pieces, which are unlike any others on offer in the market. They are in a contemporary colour and uniquely designed to appeal to people on the move – whether for business or leisure.
This exclusive and long-term partnership reflects the mutually comparable backgrounds of each company. Both were founded by British pioneers with long motoring heritages spanning two centuries. Alfred Dunhill himself owned and enthusiastically drove a 1924 Bentley 3 litre.
Both Bentley and Dunhill are internationally recognised for their high quality craftsmanship, use of materials and superb execution in the respective areas of expertise.
As part of the partnership and in recognition of Bentley’s position as the premium British luxury sporting automotive company, Dunhill will be exclusively offering Bentley cars at their new Homes of Alfred Dunhill in Tokyo, Shanghai and London.
Dunhill has commissioned a series of Bentley Continental Flying Spurs that will be on hand at the Homes for the customers’ exclusive chauffeured use.’
This recognition of our position, and our partnership with Dunhill, gives Bentley the opportunity to present our unique company and cars to important new global customer markets and our commitment to these regions and our customers.
Large suitcase – 63.5 x 50. 5 x 22 cm
Small suitcase – 54 x 39.5 x 16.5 cm
Weekend Bag – 50.5 x 31.5 x 25 cm
Wash Bag – 23 x 20. 5 x 9cm
Briefcase – 40.5 x 34. 5 x 11.5 cm
STOCKINGER FOR BENTLEY SAFES 22 September, 2008 Press release September 2008
Featuring sleek luxury in design and polished perfection in technology, Bentley’s new partnership with Stockinger Safety First Class exemplifies a singular level of commitment to engineering and craftsmanship.
The new Stockinger for Bentley safes combine technological innovation with aesthetic distinction, joining security technology with designer looks. Bentley’s famous commitment to the highest quality of craftsmanship and customer personalisation is highlighted through the enhanced choice of beautiful exterior colours and interior materials available in the two editions of the “Stockinger for Bentley” series: The “Arnage” for watch collectors and the “Continental” for jewellery lovers. Both editions have been designed in conjunction with Bentley’s world-class design studio, situated at Bentley’s head office in Crewe, England.
As a Bentley is unmistakable, so too is a Stockinger safe. Hallmarks of luxury such as the leather linings and the brushed aluminium interior finish unite with the seven layer lacquer and design elements typical of Bentley interiors to create its exciting beauty. The “Stockinger for Bentley” line will be limited to 400 safes for the two models.
Every single Stockinger safe is a unique and bespoke masterpiece. The surface of each piece is carefully and conscientiously primed, painted and sanded off during an 18-stage manufacturing process. This process takes several weeks and is completed with a finish of the finest carnauba wax, which produces a softer look and lends an unusual optical depth to the paint.
The safe is available in all standard Bentley exterior colours, 10 interior leather hides and 3 wood veneer panels. This gives the customers an almost infinite number of combinations for commissioning just the look they desire.
The Bentley handle itself weighs 3.5 kilograms and has been milled in a 16-hour process from a single block of brass. In four more refining steps, the grip has been sanded, polished, chromed and lacquered to provide the jewel-like finish. Complete with the Bentley “B” at the centre of the handle, the “Stockinger for Bentley” provides the ideal, secure environment for your valuables.
For devotees of fine mechanisms, the “Arnage” is an elaborate watch safe equipped with state-of-the-art watch winders for exceptional timepieces, such as the “Breitling for Bentley” range. For more than 20 years Stockinger has been integrating watch winder technology into safes. The watch winder run almost noiselessly, an extremely long, disturbance and maintenance free life is guaranteed. The design captures traditional craftsmanship qualities and techniques and reveals compelling design clues.
The “Continental” has a finish on the drawers and on the safe door which is identical to the Bentley dashboard texture, known as engine turning. Engine turning is a labour-intensive process associated with high quality luxury items and is traditionally found on the racing cockpit interiors of one of Bentley’s earliest cars, the Bentley Blower. For the first time, the engine turning technique has been applied to the interior of a safe.
The “Continental”, with its 6 different trays, provides the ultimate storage solution for jewellery. Whether it be large or small rings, brooches, earrings, wide or narrow necklaces, chokers, cufflinks and bangles, customers can present their precious objects at home in a style befitting the finest items made by master jewellers and goldsmiths. Your finest pieces of jewellery and your dearest watches are treated the way they deserve.
Both the “Arnage” and the “Continental” place beautiful goods in an attractive environment and liberate them from wall safes and basement or bank vaults. About 30 different teams of experts are involved in the manufacture of the safes, engineers, technicians, craftsmen and artists, all with many years of experience.
Dominik von Ribbentrop, owner of Stockinger, says: “Style, grace and security: A Stockinger safe will give you freedom and independence and will increase your peace of mind – in style and at all times.
“Stockinger’s passion is to enrich the grey world of bulky safes with a high-class product that is as secure as a bank, as precise as a master time piece, and as beautiful as a piece of the finest art.”
To date, safes have often been grey and ugly, sitting in the cellar or basement of a house, difficult to operate and far from being convenient. Stockinger Safes are the opposite, manufactured exclusively with Swiss and German components, combining the strongest materials, amazing outside lacquering work and a tailor-made, beautiful interior. Stockinger safes are mainly manufactured for watch collectors and jewellery lovers, in which the inside drawers display special watch winders and jewellery trays.
When Dominik von Ribbentrop first saw the exceptional safes of the small German manufacturing company Stockinger, he was fascinated by its unique and outstanding products. He not only bought two safes but later the entire company in order to perfect the art of safemaking. Before acquiring Stockinger, Dominik started and built up his own internet business, which he later sold to Bertelsmann. Previously, he had studied and worked in England and France.