Only five are being built by Mulliner’s craftsmen at the Crewe factory, with each featuring unique Mother of Pearl and Arabian Gulf-themed motifs. Most notable is the dhow scene, an intricate marquetry inlaid into the Bentley’s Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus dashboard fascia. Also housed in the dashboard is the Breitling clock, which of course, features a Mother of Pearl face.
The humble pearl also inspired the Bentley’s interior colourway, with a Linen main hide complemented by a Brunel secondary hide. Camel and Brunel stitching is used in the quilted seats and door inserts, while gold thread embroidery continues the Arabic influence.
Colour wise, the Pearl Of The Gulf is available in three Mulliner finishes: Ghost White Pearlescent, Porcelain, or a duo-tone Ghost White Pearlescent over Porcelain. Quality and attention to detail is assured, as the Mulliner family can be traced back to 1559, when they were prominent saddlers.