The Exclusive And Bespoke Rolls-Royce Droptail That Also Includes A Unique Audemars Piguet Clock On The Dash
Hardly anyone in the world of horology is not also involved in the motorized world and vice versa, we even risk saying that the connections between these two worlds are very tenuous and historical and it is in this sense that today we bring you what could be the first of the perfect marriages. The luxury brands Rolls-Royce and Audemars Piguet come together to bring the world a masterpiece.
Rolls-Royce La Rose Noire Droptail, the first of four, stands as an exceptional masterpiece, unveiled with privilege and grandeur. Presented to the commissioning clients in a private event near Pebble Beach, California, it embodies the culmination of cherished experiences, significant moments, and revered art pieces. Commissioned by an international family renowned for their discerning taste, this motor car represents the epitome of connoisseurship and luxury. The family’s talent for curating their homes, a remarkable collection of automobiles, and fashion icons is considered an art form in itself by Coachbuild designers.
Drawing inspiration from the captivating allure of the Black Baccara rose, a velvety flower beloved by the family matriarch and originating from France, the La Rose Noire Droptail captures its essence. The deep pomegranate colour of the rose’s petals, which shifts from almost black to a shimmering red in direct light, serves as the core palette for this masterpiece. The shades of “True Love” and “Mystery” are evocative of the romance and intrigue that fueled the clients’ desires throughout the commissioning process.
The exterior of the motor car boasts a radiant “True Love” red, much like the transformative colours of the Black Baccara rose. The unique effect was achieved through an innovative paint process involving multiple layers (150 interactions) of clear lacquer with subtly different tones of red. The duotone theme extends to the brightwork with the “Hydroshade” finish, developed exclusively for this project. This finish, achieved through a distinctive chrome plating process, adds a reflective, dark elegance to select metal details within the interior.
The motor car offers versatility with a removable hardtop, transforming it from a lithe open-top roadster to a dramatic coupé. The roof, exclusively designed for La Rose Noire, boasts a low-slung profile and a unique electrochromic glass section that transitions to near-translucent at the touch of a button.
Inside the car, the interior is a masterpiece in itself, featuring an intricate parquetry design that symbolizes falling rose petals. Crafted from over 1,600 pieces of Black Sycamore wood veneer triangles, the design showcases meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail. The complex pattern is an embodiment of contemporary craft, taking almost two years of careful work to perfect.
In addition, the La Rose Noire Droptail features as a “bonus” an integrated Audemars Piguet clock on its dashboard that is revealed with just a finger touch. As far as we know, this is an exclusive Royal Oak Concept, a Split-Seconds Chronograph GMT, which is presented in a robust titanium case measuring 43 mm in diameter by 17.40 mm thick, which comes with a large date aperture at noon and red counters and inner bezel that match the tone of the car’s interior panel, powered by the In-house Caliber 4407 automatic movement which offers up to 70 hours of power reserve. The watch, which is attached to a mount, comes with a rubber strap with an interchangeable system that lets you wear it on your wrist when you’re not in the car.
The owners of the motor car commissioned an exclusive vintage of Champagne de Lossy to celebrate the occasion, accompanied by a bespoke Rolls-Royce Champagne Chest. This chest, meticulously designed to match the car’s aesthetics, includes hand-blown crystal champagne flutes and special thermal champagne coolers.
In essence, the Rolls-Royce La Rose Noire Droptail is a testament to the passionate journey undertaken by the commissioning family. Their desire for unique and meaningful experiences has not only shaped their legacy but has also become an integral part of the Rolls-Royce legend.
To finish, just say that very soon we will announce here another novelty in the same scope.
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