Rolls-Royce Brings an Explosion of Colour to Monterey Car Week
Rolls-Royce revealed the ‘Pebble Beach 2019 Collection’ this past weekend at Monterey Car Week 2019, a burst of colourful inspiration inspired by the hills, sand and sea surrounding Pebble Beach.
The collection includes 13 beautiful bespoke commissions, headlined by the brand’s flagship, Phantom. Rolls-Royce bespoke designers have cloaked 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 marks 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 showcased 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 even diamonds for bespoke commissions.
The ‘Pebble Beach 2019 Pastel Collection’—Black Badge goes beyond Black
Highlighting this year’s debuts were a trio of bespoke motor cars showcasing the creative colour capabilities of the artisans in Goodwood, Home of Rolls-Royce.
The Pastel Collection draws upon painter’s palette of colours from this year’s ‘wildflower superbloom’ on the Monterey Peninsula, and includes 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 Fiber.
The drophead creation amongst 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 Arctic 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.
This collection showcases the alter ego of Rolls-Royce Bespoke as the brand highlights the potential of its Black Badge Bespoke offer. The combined skills of the bespoke craftspeople from the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England, and the rebellious spirit of Black Badge has propelled the brand into the 21st century appealing to the risk-taker who is not afraid to embrace a bold and progressive statement of true and modern luxury, in an aggressive form.