Aeons in the making
It takes years to develop the hides, which are used in every Bentley that leaves the factory at Crewe. And centuries to grow the wood used for their immaculate fascias. But, for the stone selected for the new veneers, we’ve had to go much further back – 200 million years, in fact. Clay deposits, crystallised by the weight of unimaginable forces over countless years, obtain a new foliated structure, known as slate or quartzite slate. It is this substance, ethically and sustainably sourced from India in light grey, natural red, black, and copper that forms the raw material for the new stone veneers.