The initial styles feature a modern shape and are available in either 18ct solid gold, silver palladium or platinum.
Bentley and Estede have announced that orders of for the initial collection of the limited series solid gold sunglasses have exceeded expectations, especially in Hong Kong, China and Russia.
The initial styles feature a modern shape and are available in either 18ct solid gold, silver palladium or platinum. The Bentley "B" features on the hand-polished enamel coasting as well as carefully engraved surfaces which reflect the quilted leather design.
All the frames and sunglasses are created to order, with individual numbering, limited to 100 pieces per colour. The Bentley Eyewear collection use special sunglass lenses will provide 100% UV protection and feature state of the art lens coatings.
The glasses come in exclusive packaging, which fits with the new Bentley Mulsanne,
Christoph Rosenauer, son of Albrecht F. Rosenauer, who founded Estede in 1991, says: "The eyewear has been received very well with more orders than we could expect. Currently our main markets are Hong Kong, China and Russia, but we will start by the end of this year to distribute the products also in Great Britain, the US and the Middle East.
"Our main attraction is the level of personalisation that we can offer. The customer can order the frames or sunglasses in the size needed, we can offer them in white, pink or yellow gold (or even platinum if requested). Also the case is made to order and can be in any hide colour that Bentley offers, since we use the same leather as Bentley.
"Due to this level of personalisation we only produce to order according to the customer's specifications. We do not carry stock at present."
The eyewear is sold through optical retail networks around the world.Published 25 August 2011