Vertu and Bentley collaborate to launch a special edition smartphone
February 12, 2015: Luxury mobile phones manufacturer, Vertu, has unveiled its first handset created in collaboration with Bentley. The ‘Vertu for Bentley’ handset, is the first joint product release from the new five-year partnership of the two British luxury brands.
The ‘Vertu for Bentley’ smartphone is swathed in quilted calf leather, in the classic Bentley shade of New market Tan, and stitched with a diamond pattern. The supple leather is encased in durable, yet lightweight, titanium, which features tactile diamond knurling. The traditional ceramic pillow has been subtly remodelled to feature a sleeker pillow trim, to reflect Bentley’s elegant and sophisticated style. Every ‘Vertu for Bentley’ phone sports a discrete, metal Bentley ‘B’ wings motif on the face of the handset.
Mirroring the features of the Vertu Signature Touch, the ‘Vertu for Bentley’ handset incorporates the full breadth of the company’s expertise. The acoustics, tuned in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen, feature Dolby Digital Plus virtual surround-sound processing and stereo speakers. Vertu has continued to work with Hasselblad, the world’s most renowned professional photography brand, to perfect the image-tuning of the camera. ‘Vertu for Bentley’ features wireless charging, NFC and Android™ 4.4 (KitKat) software.
The ‘Vertu for Bentley’ handset comes with the full spectrum of traditional Vertu exclusive services, including 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.
Price: INR 12,50,000