This Mulliner and Boodles Bentley Continental GTC is merging driving with jewellery 

This Mulliner and Boodles Bentley Continental GTC is merging driving with jewellery 

by Ollie Cox
2 min

British luxury jeweller Boodles, and Bentley’s in-house bespoke coach building division Mulliner have got together to work on a one-of-one Bentley Continental GTC. The collaboration combines the responsive performance and comfort of driving a Bentley Continental with the detail-driven approach for jewellery-making that Boodles is known for. 

The combination of craftsmanship and design began last year when a team of Boodles’ luxury jewellers visited the Mulliner workshops to devise an understated colour palette specification using rare materials and intricate craft details. But with all of these lovely design inclusions, it only made sense that you could see them, and that’s why the Continental GTC model was chosen, where sun-soaking, roof-down actions is all part of the deal.

Mulliner 22-inch wheels are painted in Tungsten, with brake callipers in a contrasting gloss black. This understated colour palette meets with a pinstripe in Boodles’ signature Powder Pink that traces a line around the edge of the Styling Specification front and rear spoilers and sills. On top of this, there’s a “Boodles | 798” exterior badge on the front fender. 

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These one-of-kind features are designed to reflect the opening of a Boodles Jewellery Box, evoking a moment of joy every time you enter the vehicle’s cockpit. Inside, fascia and door rails feature Piano feature dual finish Piano Linen and Autumn Stone veneers, bisected by a painted pinstripe Powder Pink. But it gets even better; advanced laser-cutting techniques have enabled stone panels of veneer to be one-tenth of a millimetre thick from natural stone formed over 200 million years ago. With such rare, luxury materials included, you can be sure you won’t be seeing too many of these around. 

The Bentley Mulliner and Boodles collaboration reflects centuries of the highest level of craftsmanship. Mulliner’s origins can be traced to a Northhampton coachbuilding firm commissioned to design coaches for Royal Mail in 1760. Boodles was founded in 1798 in Liverpool and has made a name for itself as one of Britain’s most prestigious luxury jewellers. 

The Boodles Continental GTC is available for purchase now. 

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