We’ve written a lot about Bentley. We talked about how the British car maker is celebrating its 100th anniversary with new launch, limited edition luxury pens, stylish furniture, biography diamond studded books and many more.
Now it’s Chess Board for rear seats in Bentley’s SUV!
Bentley’s oldest retailer, Jack Barclay has come up with two special edition Bentaygas and one of them also gets a chessboard integrated in the rear seat armrest.
The special edition models have been designed by Savile Row tailor, Huntsman and Bentley’s bespoke Mulliner division to celebrate the centenary year 1919 when Bentley Motors was founded and Huntsman established its Savile Row boutique.
Only five are being made, four Businessman and one Sportsman, and all are only offered with the V8 petrol variant of the Bentayga.
The Sportsman “take its cue from relaxed countryside pursuits,” says Bentley with more obvious use of tweed on passenger and driver and includes blue leather and Liquid Amber veneer inserts, paired with a red exterior.
The Businessman is described as having a “more urban spirit”, with a two-tone black and grey exterior, black Anthracite interior, carbon fibre fascias and waist rails and tweed on door cards.
The Businessman edition also gets the bespoke Mulliner chessboard in the rear seat rest finished with a drawer trimmed in Huntsman fabric which houses the chess pieces. The chessboard mirrors the Jack Barclay showroom’s chequerboard floor, which has been a part of the showroom since Jack Barclay moved to Mayfair in 1954. Huntsman and jack Barclay logo are embroidered into each of the seat rests as well.
The limited-edition Bentayga is only available through Bentley showroom Jack Barclay, based in Mayfair, London – close to Huntsman.
The partnership is described as “uniting two icons of London’s Mayfair district and two special centenaries: that of Bentley Motors and that of Huntsman’s Savile Row boutique”.
Huntsman and Jack Barclay logos are embroidered into each of the head rests.
Stefan Sielaff, Bentley director of design said: “Bentley is delighted to bring together two brands which have such an impeccable heritage in the heart of London: Jack Barclay and Huntsman.
“The personalisation work we do at Mulliner is about bringing a vision to life – like creating a perfect tailored suit – so adding an element of bespoke Huntsman material to the Bentayga’s lavish and beautiful interior is a perfect fit.”
Pricing has not been revealed, but it’s expected to be significantly more than the Bentayga’s starting price.