Introducing the Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis Private Collection

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars recently presented the Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis Private Collection, a limited edition of 25 highly bespoke motor cars.

This collection draws inspiration from the rare and awe-inspiring phenomenon of a solar eclipse, harnessing its celestial forces to explore the interplay of light and darkness. The result is a one-of-a-kind automotive masterpiece, where the purity of the Rolls-Royce Ghost meets the subversive spirit of the Black Badge line.

Introducing the Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis Private Collection

Exterior: Golden Darkness

The exterior of the Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis is finished in a color named “Lyrical Copper,” designed to capture the mystical and ethereal light of a total solar eclipse. This bespoke finish incorporates powdered copper pigment, creating a dramatic iridescence when illuminated. Mandarin accents can be found on the inserts below the Pantheon Grille and brake callipers, reminiscent of the pulses of sunlight during an eclipse. The hand-painted coachline on the exterior showcases a delicate abstract representation of the transition from sunlight to darkness as the Moon approaches to cover the Sun.

Introducing the Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis Private Collection

The Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis features a fully bespoke Starlight Headliner with a unique animation. When the coach doors are closed and the engine is started, the “stars” in the headliner darken, simulating the totality of a solar eclipse. A circle of 940 “stars” forms, representing the bright corona of light around the lunar silhouette.

This animation precisely lasts for seven minutes and 31 seconds, mirroring the duration of a total solar eclipse. Afterwards, the full constellation of stars in the night sky is restored. The development of this highly technical feature involved a year of meticulous work, including three prototypes to perfect the design and sequencing of the “stars.”

Illuminated Fascia and ‘Diamond Ring’ Timepiece

The illuminated fascia of the Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis is adorned with 1,846 laser-etched ‘stars,’ symbolizing the timeline of a total eclipse. Each ‘star’ underwent individual adjustments in size and position by a dedicated Bespoke designer, a process that took over 100 hours to complete.

Introducing the Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis Private Collection

This culminates in a bespoke timepiece featuring a brilliant-cut 0.5-carat diamond, recalling the ‘Diamond Ring’ effect observed during a solar eclipse. It’s a historic first for Rolls-Royce, as this gemstone is integrated into the clock’s bezel. Rigorous adhesion tests, including climatic cycling, were conducted to ensure the diamond’s secure placement. The timepiece’s finish includes etching on its dark aluminium surround, revealing the bright metal underneath, a result of more than 14 design iterations.

Panoramic Sunset Interior

At the totality of a solar eclipse, a golden twilight surrounds observers, creating the illusion of a 360-degree sunset. In the Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis, this phenomenon’s beauty is captured in the bi-coloured seats featuring a unique perforated artwork with over 200,000 individual perforations. The Mandarin leather is tinted in black and then perforated to reveal the brighter contrasting colour beneath, creating a visually striking effect with depth and subtlety.

Introducing the Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis Private Collection

Computational design tools and manual refinements over seven trials and iterations were used to develop this unique pattern. Additional bespoke touches include illuminated treadplates, umbrellas with Mandarin piping concealed in the coach doors, and an exclusive indoor motor car cover bearing the Private Collection’s wordmark.

The Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis Private Collection is an exceptionally exclusive and artistically crafted series of vehicles, celebrating the breathtaking spectacle of a solar eclipse. These 25 examples have been allocated to clients worldwide, solidifying their status as highly sought-after and exceedingly rare luxury automobiles.

Introducing the Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis Private Collection

Conclusion

The Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis Private Collection represents the pinnacle of automotive luxury and craftsmanship. With its celestial-inspired design elements, exquisite detailing, and innovative features, these 25 bespoke motorcars offer an unparalleled experience for their fortunate owners. They embody the art of pushing the boundaries of creativity and engineering, transforming the every day into the extraordinary.

These vehicles are more than automobiles; they are works of art, masterpieces that encapsulate the essence of Rolls-Royce’s unwavering commitment to excellence. The Ékleipsis Private Collection stands as a testament to the brand’s enduring legacy and its dedication to crafting vehicles that transcend the realms of luxury, setting new standards for what a motor car can be. Rolls-Royce has once again demonstrated its ability to redefine opulence and sophistication, making a statement that will be cherished and revered for generations to come.

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