As with every Vertu, each Signature Touch for Bentley is handmade in England by an individual craftsman. Our collaboration with Bentley allows us to take this a step further, combining our shared ethos of craftsmanship, performance and luxury materials. The result is a truly exceptional device that brings together these philosophies into one beautiful, high-performance smartphone.
Vertu’s Head of Design, Hutch Hutchison describes his view on the collaboration and why the brand partnership just ‘feels right’:
“For me it’s about a celebration of engineering. There is a natural fit between the two brands. Both very English, we’re also in the business of marrying performance with luxury to create products that are usable every day. In my mind there is a place for luxurious objects that are for particular occasions, or are so delicate that they must be cocooned – but I like to enjoy using the things that I own. I think there is something very special about objects that are really built by hand – by that I mean of solid construction. Things you can depend on because you know they are made with more attention, from superior materials. That’s a way of thinking that Vertu and Bentley definitely share.”
It’s not just an ethos that we share. Signature Touch for Bentley takes a number of design cues from the prestigious cars, developed by Vertu to weave seamlessly into our latest smartphone design. With two Bentley leathers, contrast stitching and debossed Bentley logo on the back of the phone, the design echoes iconic Bentley headrests.
Hutch goes on to explain how the new edition takes its inspiration from the illustrious car brand:
“The latest creation reflects the sporty nature of Bentley. It is dynamic and powerful, as are Bentley’s cars. Bentley’s signature design lines that are found in the interior and exterior of their cars are brought to life in the sculpting of the phone’s surfaces, and the touch points of the phone feature the classic Bentley knurling which is seen on the controls of all Bentley cars. We’ve used Beluga black and Hotspur red, a classic in the sporty Bentley models, with two-tone leather colours just like the interior of the cars.
“The winged form is taken from the design of the iconic Bentley logo and even the phone’s screws are inspired by Bentley features!”
For those wanting to take it one step further, this edition offers Made To Order with bespoke Bentley options for the first time on the Signature Touch range – so you can customise your Signature Touch for Bentley with a choice of leather and stitching colour options. All the handsets are handmade by a single master craftsman, so whether you choose the distinctive Beluga and Hotspur colourway, or coordinate with your favourite Bentley interior, you can be sure that the finished product will be built to the highest standards that both Vertu and Bentley insist upon.