To mark Bentley’s historic 100 years, Bomber Ski created the limited edition Centenary Edition ski which is adorned with 24-karat gold plated diamond-shape inserts. The collaboration between two of the world’s leading luxury brands results in an extraordinary introduction to the very finest ski equipment and an entrée into a range of snowscape experiences and après-ski enjoyment around the world.
Over the course of 18 months, Bentley Lead Designer Chris Cooke worked closely with the Bomber teams in New York and Italy. The design and development of the Bentley ski have also been influenced by Bode Miller, legendary ski racer and co-owner of Bomber. To pay homage to Bentley’s 100th year, the Centenary Edition ski is inspired by the diamond motifs, textures, and patterns found in the EXP 100 GT concept car launched in 2019. With just 100 pairs being made, and featuring 24-karat gold-plated diamond-shape inserts, the lavish skis will turn heads on the slopes.
The Black Diamond Edition ski is finished in gloss black and features the distinctive Bentley diamond motif. The six diamonds are accentuated in a gloss black finish, the sharp surrounding lines are formed using a highly unique pressing process.
Within the boutique Bomber factory in Biella, Italy, each pair of skis takes about 32 hours of handcraftsmanship to ensure the perfect execution. The ski is made from a sandwich construction with a core of wood and fibers, covered by two layers of Titanal. The top layer blends from negative to relief to add further texture.
The iconic Bentley wings logo adorns the top of the skis with the Bomber Ski marque placed at the tail. Both are crafted in aluminum which is inspired by the brushed aluminum of Bentley’s Continental GT models.
Bomber has partnered with the top resorts and hotels to create the Bomber x Bentley Ski + Drive Experiences, an exclusive program of world-class skiing, dining and après-ski experiences at five-star destinations. As part of the ski events, customers will be able to drive Bentley vehicles on some of the most inviting mountain roads in the world.
Only 100 pairs of the Centenary Edition skis and 200 pairs of the Black Diamond Edition have been manufactured and are available for sale for $3,750 and $2,750 respectively. The skis are currently available in one size, 171cm, with additional sizes available January 2020.