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Flying B Letter Opener
Our chrome-plated letter opener is the perfect gift for someone who has everything. An elegant addition to any desk, either at home or in the office, the letter opener takes inspiration from the Bentley 'Flying B' mascot which adorns the bonnet of the new Flying Spur.
Long regarded as a symbol of automotive excellence around the world, Bentley’s iconic ‘Flying B’ mascot was redesigned in 2019 in celebration of Bentley's centenary year. The new mascot, now restyled for the next century, is an evolution of previous designs dating back to 1930, when the mascot was first employed on a Bentley 8 Litre.
Presented in a Bentley gift box.
Material: Zinc alloy with chrome plating.
Dimensions: 17.5cm L
INSPIRED BY THE NEW FLYING SPUR
Mirroring the design of the new iconic Flying ‘B’ mascot, first shown on the new Bentley Flying Spur, our collection of Flying B pieces celebrate the unique history and design of this mascot.
THE HISTORY OF THE FLYING B
A bonnet mascot was deemed the ultimate vehicle accessory in the 1920s, embodying effortless power and speed to announce your arrival in style. Artist F. Gordon Crosby created the first Flying B mascot in brass – owners of Cricklewood-era Bentleys from the mid-1920s were offered this option and it soon became a statement piece of Bentley design.
THE NEW FLYING B
Long regarded as a symbol of automotive excellence around the world, Bentley’s iconic ‘Flying B’ mascot was redesigned in 2019 in celebration of Bentley's centenary year. All Bentley designers were asked to submit a new design for the mascot – the winning design by Hoe Young Hwang was inspired by the owl. The minimalist, contemporary shape of the new design represents an owl gliding over a calm lake in pursuit of prey, the mascot’s widening base tracing out the wake created on the water.
THE NEW FLYING SPUR
The new Flying 'B' bonnet mascot is now available as an option on the Flying Spur for the first time since the 1950s. Completely redesigned for Bentley’s second century, the mascot is now crafted from stainless steel and hand-polished – with the option to have illuminating wings. The mascot automatically deploys when the car is unlocked, illuminating in synchronicity with the headlamps.