DEPJ8_vertu_bentley_couple
Vertu, the English manufacturer of luxury mobile phones, recently unveiled its first handset created in collaboration with Bentley. The ‘Vertu for Bentley’ handset, with its combination of audio performance and curated services, delivers a unique sensory experience. It is the first joint product release from the new five-year partnership of the two British luxury brands, which was announced in July.

The ‘Vertu for Bentley’ smartphone is swathed in quilted calf leather, in the classic Bentley shade of Newmarket Tan, and stitched with a diamond pattern. The supple leather is encased in durable, yet lightweight, titanium, which features tactile diamond knurling. This detailing on the side rails is complemented by an engine-turned pattern on the handset’s titanium back plate, which opens to reveal the engraved signature of the craftsman who meticulously constructed the phone, from start to finish, at Vertu’s headquarters in Church Crookham, England.

Vertu’s Chief Executive Officer, Massimiliano Pogliani commented: “The new ‘Vertu for Bentley’ handset captures the essence of both our brands. It combines English handcraftsmanship, contemporary elegance, outstanding performance and cutting-edge technology.DEPJ8_signature_touch_rear_bentley_whtVertu’s collaboration with Bentley unites both companies’ proud British heritage, as well as unrivalled expertise in the luxury and technology markets, to create a handset which exceeds the expectations of their mutual customer base. The result is ‘Vertu for Bentley’, a device which not only reflects sophistication and discerning taste, but also performs to an undeniably high technical standard to deliver an effortless, intuitive luxury mobile experience.

DEPJ8_signature_touch_front_bentley_whtThe ‘Vertu for Bentley’ handset comes with the full spectrum of exclusive services which the luxury mobile phone manufacturer has become renowned for – comprising a dedicated ‘Vertu Concierge’ service, curated events and experiences via ‘Vertu Life’, and security services from ‘Vertu Certainty’ – alongside a unique ‘Vertu for Bentley’ app, which delivers exclusive Bentley content directly to the device.

DEPJ8_signature_touch_bentley_side_left_whtLimited to 2,000 pieces, the new ‘Vertu for Bentley’ smartphone is available in stores from October 2014, priced from €12,500.

Vertu (38 Old Bond Street, London W1S 4QW)