Published on August 20th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Rolls Royce Black Badge goes beyond Black

Pebble Beach 2019 Collection to Monterey

Following recent years of alternating drought, fire and rain, the Monterey Peninsula this year was awash in seas of colorful wildflowers. Highlighting this year’s debuts were a trio of Bespoke motor cars showcasing the creative color capabilities of the artisans in Goodwood, Home of Rolls-Royce.

The Pastel Collection draws upon painter’s palette of colors from this year’s ‘wildflower superbloom’ on the Monterey Peninsula, and includes three one-of-one Black Badge Commissions adding new colors 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 color carries over to the Bespoke Aero Cowling, giving Dawn a colorful 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.

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.

All Black Badge commissions feature a stunning technical fiber fascia and interior accents as well as custom Black Badge Bespoke Starlight Headliners and Bespoke ‘Pebble Beach 2019 – special commission’ treadplates.

“Every year, thousands of Rolls-Royce patrons come together for Monterey Car Week. It’s one of our most important family gatherings around the world, especially for our American owners. This year we present the largest offering of Rolls-Royce motor cars ever and in the most vivid Bespoke colors and configurations in history.

Each and every commission has been created by the designers and craftspeople at the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, working with the finest leather, wood and precious materials. It’s thrilling to introduce the 2019 Pebble Beach Collection as the world gathers to view the classics the brand has created over the past 115 years,” said Martin Fritsches, President of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars North America on Rolls-Royce’s stunning debuts.

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