Diamond Encrusted Book Celebrates 100 Years of Bentley

By Paul Joseph

British carmakers Bentley have revealed three centenary books designed to celebrate the marquee’s 100th anniversary.

Created in collaboration with luxury publisher Opus, the Bentley Centenary Opus chronicles the brand’s glorious history in its 800 pages divided into nine chapters.

Everything from Bentley’s 24 Hour Le Mans victories, its iconic cars of the past and the extraordinary people who created them are depicted in the books through untold stories, never-seen-before pictures, and more.

To create the books, Opus was granted exclusive access to the designers, engineers, and visionaries who work for the famous car company.

The Bentley Centenary Opus is available in three limited editions, with the front cover of all three boasting a a Bentley crest, similar to the one found on the hood of all Bentley cars.

The Centenary Edition is covered in a choice of four shades of Bentley leather – the same leather used in Bentley upholstery – and is limited to 500 copies, each priced at £3,000.

The Mulliner Edition, has a choice of 17 shades of Bentley leather and includes a hand-made, engine-turned aluminum slipcase. It is limited to just 100 copies and costs £12,500 per copy.

Topping the range is the Carat Edition which is limited to just 7 copies worldwide and is encrusted with diamonds. It comes with a price tag of £205,000.

Each buyer will also receive a Bentley factory tour and a night’s stay at the 5-star Hotel Cafe Royal in London.

By Paul Joseph