Ettore Bugatti and Émile-Maurice Hermès laid the base for a new form of luxury which France stands for up to this very day. Bugatti revives the relationship with Hermès to create the unique Chiron habillé par Hermès for the entrepreneur and real estate investor Manny Khoshbin.
With Chiron habillé par Hermès, Bugatti demonstrates the intricate and special application of colors, fabrics and finishes to complete the unique look that Mr. Khoshbin had been dreaming of. The overall color scheme of the exceptional Chiron is characterized by the distinguishable leather shade of ‘Craie’ made famous by the legendary handbags and other luxury goods to come from Hermès. The off-white, chalk-derived hue envelopes the complete outside of this Chiron; making for one exterior color when most Bugatti Chiron models consist of two main colors for contrast.
The rear bumper, all mesh covers, trim parts and Bugatti ‘Classique’ alloy wheels are all finished in ‘Craie’. There are also a number of unique design features on the exterior of the car, with the horseshoe grille on the front customized with the Parisian brand’s signature ‘H’ monogram, while its classic ‘Courbettes’ motif, decorates the underside of the rear wing.
Manny Khoshbin selected the optional ‘Sky View’ glass roof, adding two fixed glass panels above the driver and passenger seats. The exposed engine bay that embraces the top-side of the hyper sports car is the only exterior item not finished in ‘Craie’, save for the ‘Italian Red’ brake callipers and the aluminum-finish door sills.
Almost all material used for the interior of this unique Chiron is crafted by Hermès, with the ‘Craie’ share representing leather of the seats, middle console, inner signature line, roof and rear panel plus the doors’ clasps. The ‘Ecru’ leather around the center console, dashboard and other parts of the interior, developed by Bugatti, combines with the shade of ‘Craie’, while the carpets are finished in the color ‘Beige’.
The order of this special Chiron involved two visits to Hermès in Paris to discuss design, the realization of the interior and see progress being made. Between myself, the team at Hermès and designers at Bugatti, we exchanged hundreds of emails. I took my time to draft the car and that was very much a conscious decision – this is a car that I will one day hand down to my son, it will live for generations. I’m truly thankful to the teams at Bugatti and Hermès for making this happen. I came to Bugatti with the idea, and it’s not something that they’d usually do but they were open to the notion of making something special. Now I have three Bugatti models in my collection, and there is soon to be a fourth. There’s this one, and two Veyrons, one a Grand Sport Vitesse “Les Légendes de Bugatti” Rembrandt Bugatti, that I love just to look at, they are so beautiful. – Manny Khoshbin
This application of Hermès design with Bugatti cars is not the first time the two French luxury houses have worked together. Before the First World War, Ettore Bugatti commissioned saddles and other leather tacks from Émile-Maurice Hermès, and the company’s leather later was used in racing cars by Bugatti in the 1920s. In 2008, Bugatti paid tribute to the lasting relationship with the ‘Bugatti Veyron Fbg par Hermès’.
Article Source: Lux Expose