By Nick Horne • 15 September 2019 • 10:58
LUXURY: Pebble Beach Collection - One of One - cars of the Black Badge special commissions of Rolls Royce Bespoke.
IF you ever believed that a Rolls-Royce was the only expensive and select car with an enormous presence then you would be only slightly wrong.
August 2019 in the height of the summer season and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars revealed an explosion of colour at the ‘Pebble Beach 2019 Collection.’ Inspired by the hills, sand and sea surrounding Pebble Beach, this year’s collection is the most colourful yet. The Collection included 13 beautiful Bespoke Commissions, offered exclusively for the clients attending Monterey Car Week 2019.
The collection was led by the brand’s flagship, Phantom. Rolls-Royce Bespoke designers have dressed this Phantom in a shimmering Black Diamond and Gold Bespoke exterior. The interior features the Rolls-Royce Phantom Gallery, an individuality available in no other motor car in the world, designed to house personalised art making the Phantom an extension of its owner’s art and design collection.
Cullinan, the bespoke division of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars marked its second year at Pebble Beach with some of the most extensive Bespoke designs in the ‘Pebble Beach 2019 Collection.’ The four vehicles on display during the week feature colours including Burnout Grey, Black Green, Iced Gunmetal and Galilea Blue.
The iced finish showcases one of the most popular innovations from the paint specialists at Rolls-Royce. The subtle finish offers the solid effect of matte colours with an elegant shine. Colour innovations are nothing new to a design group that has built finishes using glass, silver, gold and diamonds for Bespoke Commissions.
Following recent years of alternating drought, fire and rain, the Monterey Peninsula this year was a sea of colourful wildflowers. Highlighting this year’s debuts were a trio of Bespoke motor cars showcasing the creative colour capabilities of the artisan designers in Goodwood, Sussex the home of Rolls-Royce.
The Pastel Collection draws upon a palette of colours from this year’s ‘wildflower super bloom’ on the Monterey Peninsula. The collection included three one-of-one Black Badge Commissions adding new colours to the Rolls-Royce Bespoke palette and reaffirming the idea that a Rolls-Royce Black Badge doesn’t have to be black.
The collection starts with Ghost Black Badge in Light Green Solid, a new Bespoke exterior finish. The pastel green represents the rebirth of the flora on the peninsula following the years of drought and fire. The hand-crafted leather interior is Black with a striking Serenity Green splash highlighting the iconic Black Badge technical Fibre.
The drophead creation among the collection is Dawn Black Badge in Coral Solid which showcases the Bespoke finish that can only come after seven coats of paint and more than nine hours of hand polishing in the Surface Finish Centre at the Home of Rolls-Royce, Goodwood.
The new pastel colour carries over to the Bespoke Aero Cowling, giving Dawn a colourful yet aggressive exterior. The Dawn Black Badge interior is finished in Artic White and Sunset carrying over the visual imagery of the blooming northern California hills and valleys.
The final piece of the trio is Wraith Black Badge in Semaphore Yellow, a bright and sunny finish for the most powerful member of the Rolls-Royce family. Wraith Black Badge features a Selby Grey and Lemon interior with the iconic Rolls-Royce Black Badge Starlight Headliner. The ‘Rolls-Royce 2019 Pastel Collection’ presents Black Badge unlike you’ve ever seen before.
Nick Horne, London, England
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