About Bentley Eyewear in the UK

In 2010 Bentley Motors and Austrian optical specialists Estede started a partnership with the initial collection of a limited series of solid gold sunglasses, followed by some prescription frames based on the same design concept.

This first collection of Bentley Eyewear builds on Estede’s rich experience in manufacturing high-end eyewear. This know-how in combination with the sophisticated design language of the famed British marquee form the fusion that made this collection possible.

The initial styles are timeless but yet modern shapes, available in either 18 kt solid gold, silver palladium or platinum and can be seen as the epitome of luxury eyewear.

The characteristic Bentley “B” settled in a hand polished enamel coating as well as carefully engraved surfaces, reflecting the quilted leather design, are some of the characteristics for this first collection.

However, even if all materials are exclusive and exceptional luxury, the styles itself are easy to wear, simple and informal.

All frames and sunglasses are made to order, individually numbered and strictly limited to a 100 pieces per colour variation. The Bentley Eyewear collection uses only special sunglass lenses, which not only offer 100% UV protection but also reflect the latest in lens technology with state of the art lens coatings.

The products come with an exclusive packaging reflecting the high level of quality and design. The eyewear case not only fits perfectly into the new Bentley Mulsanne, but rather is a statement of its own. However it is not only the noble materials of gold or platinum, or the handcrafted workmanship that makes the frames special.

It is the small details, the combination of craftsmanship and technology as well as the individualization of the frames that make Bentley frames and sunglasses truly unique.

More about Bentley

Bentley Motors was founded by W.O. Bentley in 1919 when the first Bentley engine burst into life at New Street News, London.

From these modest beginnings, W.O’s company went from strength to strength through the 1920s, with an evolving series of acclaimed motor cars and a parade of racing triumphs to prove their outstanding performance. These laurels were capped with five outright victories at Le Mans between 1924 – 1930 and a sixth in 2003.

If Bentley had mission statements in those days, it could not have been expressed more eloquently than in the words of W.O. himself, “To build a good car, a fast car, the best in class”.

There are many unmistakable characteristics that define a Bentley – handcrafted luxury, distinctive design, breathtaking power and performance, a refined and exhilarating driving experience. Yet it is the combination of these characteristics that makes Bentley so unique.

The six-time success at Le Mans has made Bentley more than a car – it has come to stand for a way of doing things: with spirit, flair, courage, instinctive intelligence and teamwork. Endurance racing has always been a way to test, strengthen and improve the cars.

A Bentley is unmistakable – all it takes is a glance at the twin headlights, matrix grille or the high waistline to know one. The paradox of the car is that although it is instantly recognisable, it takes time and effort to hand-build each one. That’s the assured Bentley hallmark.

More about Estede

Estede was founded by Albrecht F. Rosenauer in 1991 as an eyewear company dealing with true luxury products beyond the mass and fashion market.

Before starting his own business Albrecht F. Rosenauer gained rich experience in the field of eyewear being on the board of one of the dominating eyewear companies: Carrera – Optyl. He was the creator of such successful concepts as Porsche Design, Alfred Dunhill and Carrera before he decided it was time for a new approach to luxury eyewear.

Over the years Estede has launched successful solid gold eyewear for several famous brandnames such as S.T. Dupont or Chopard.

In 2010 Bentley Motors and Estede start their cooperation with their initial collection of a limited series of solid gold sunglasses, followed by some ophthalmic frames following the same design concept.

This first collection of Bentley Eyewear builds on Estede’s rich experience in manufacturing high-end eyewear. This know-how in combination with the sophisticated design language of the famed British marquee form the fusion that made this collection possible.