Ettore Bugatti and Émile Hermès met in the 1920s, when Ettore ordered a bespoke suitcase for his first Bugatti Royale. Almost eighty years later, at the 2006 Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance, representatives of Bugatti and Hermès met again. And this encounter turned out to be the beginning of a new collaboration between the two houses…
Whilst most ladies covet a closet full of Hermès handbags (Birkin, Constance and Kelly) the ladies at Haute Today desire the Bugatti Veyron Fbg with a hand stitched, custom designed Hermès interior. It has been whispered amongst social circles that only 10-15 of this model will ever be produced.
Hermès, a French fashion house known for its’ elegance and a synonymous alignment with horses (its logo being a duc carriage with horse) has extended its sought after craftsmanship to include horse power. Talk about taking equestrian chic to a whole new level.
Bugatti Veyron is the world’s most expensive and fastest production car. The limited edition model for Hermès features the Hermès monogram on the front grille, road wheels with a single H in the centre and fuel filler door engraved with Bugatti Veyron Fbg Par Hermès.
The interior is crafted using Hermès fine leather with internal door handles reminiscent of handles used on Hermès trunks. The steering wheel alone takes just over 20 hours to stitch. For a starting price of Approximately US2.4 million dollars pre taxes, and the price includes a Hermès wallet and Hermès suitcase to match. I have no doubt this would be a vehicle both husband and wife would agree on adding to their collection.
by Amanda Johnstone