Bespoke Masterpiece ‘The Pearl Cullinan’ by Rolls-Royce Unveiled

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars recently introduced ‘The Pearl Cullinan,’ a truly unique Bespoke motor car, commissioned to celebrate a significant family milestone.

This extraordinary project, a testament to craftsmanship and creativity, marks the first collaboration between the Private Office Dubai and local Dealer Partners, bringing the renowned Goodwood experience to the Middle East and Africa. We delve into the intricate details of ‘The Pearl Cullinan,’ showcasing its exclusivity and unrivalled artistry.

Bespoke Masterpiece 'The Pearl Cullinan' by Rolls-Royce Unveiled

The Birth of ‘The Pearl Cullinan’

In early 2022, a loyal Rolls-Royce patron initiated this exclusive project to honour his father’s 90th birthday. César Habib, the Regional Director, and Michelle Lusby, the Bespoke Lead Designer, embarked on a journey to understand the father’s life story and passions, shaping the foundation for this extraordinary commission.

The exterior of ‘The Pearl Cullinan’ is adorned with a Bespoke Pearl Rose finish, meticulously crafted to resemble the owner’s cherished pearl. This colour, a delicate hint of pink rarely found in natural pearls, is exclusively reserved for this exceptional motor car. The artisans at the Home of Rolls-Royce used carefully selected pigments, combining metallic and pearlescent effects, to achieve a depth and lustre that is simply unparalleled.

Bespoke Masterpiece 'The Pearl Cullinan' by Rolls-Royce Unveiled

Perfecting this finish demanded nearly 30 iterations, with each applied to a full-sized body panel. These were scrutinized under daylight simulation lamps in the Atelier at Goodwood and tested under the Middle Eastern sun to ensure the colour’s accuracy. Furthermore, the paint underwent rigorous technical testing to guarantee its endurance against heat and UV light over its lifetime.

To complement the Pearl Rose finish, a single hand-applied Rose Gold coachline is added, harmonizing with the rose gold-plated Spirit of Ecstasy mascot. This luxurious theme extends to the Bespoke treadplates, enhancing the door sills’ elegance.

Bespoke Masterpiece 'The Pearl Cullinan' by Rolls-Royce Unveiled

Interior: An Artistic Presentation

‘The Pearl Cullinan’ boasts an interior with two distinct leather colours. The front seats, where the father prefers to sit, feature Cashmere Grey upholstery. In homage to the family’s heritage, the rear seats are adorned with Ardent Red, a hue inspired by the material used to present pearls. The burr walnut veneer echoes the wooden boxes used for pearl deliveries.

The intricate embroidery showcases ‘RR’ monograms in Rose Gold thread on the headrests and rear seat inserts in Grace White. The design, inspired by oyster shells’ symmetrical growth patterns, is set at a precise 55-degree angle to match the veneer.

Bespoke Masterpiece 'The Pearl Cullinan' by Rolls-Royce Unveiled

A Celebration of Mother-of-Pearl

The Pearl Cullinan’ stands as a testament to Rolls-Royces artistry, featuring extensive use of mother-of-pearl, one of the most exquisite materials ever used in a Rolls-Royce car. The designers and craftspeople embraced the challenges and opportunities presented by the natural variations in this beautiful material.

The Picnic Tables, positioned behind the front passenger seats, showcase an intricate circular pattern, inspired by traditional Arabic design, with 1,351 separate pieces of mother-of-pearl inlays. The burr walnut marquetry, encased in clear lacquer, adds a unique touch, as no two tabletops are alike due to the natural variations in both mother-of-pearl and wood.

The burr walnut fascia integrates a mother-of-pearl inlay, inspired by Middle Eastern art, with the Arabic word for ‘father’ inlaid in stainless steel. A Bespoke dashboard clock, a first for Rolls-Royce, features a mother-of-pearl surround, complemented by rose gold dial and hands. The centre rotary dial also showcases mother-of-pearl, adding a tactile, jewel-like quality.

Bespoke Masterpiece 'The Pearl Cullinan' by Rolls-Royce Unveiled

Above the occupants, the Bespoke Starlight Headliner displays the night sky as it appeared on the commissioning client’s father’s birth night.

Conclusion

The Pearl Cullinan‘ represents the epitome of Rolls-Royce’s commitment to craftsmanship, individuality, and the pursuit of automotive perfection. This extraordinary Bespoke motor car, commissioned to celebrate a significant family milestone, encapsulates the essence of luxury and exclusivity. The collaboration between the Private Office Dubai and local Dealer Partners has brought the iconic Goodwood experience to the heart of the Middle East and Africa, further solidifying Rolls-Royce’s position as a global leader in the world of luxury automobiles.

The meticulous attention to detail, from the exclusive Pearl Rose exterior finish to the extensive use of mother-of-pearl in the interior, showcases the brand’s unwavering dedication to pushing the boundaries of artistry and engineering. ‘The Pearl Cullinan’ is not just a car; it’s a testament to the power of imagination, the pursuit of perfection, and the creation of an automotive masterpiece that will be cherished for generations.

As Rolls-Royce designers, their aspiration is to craft commissions that evoke profound emotions and inspire the imagination, just as ‘The Pearl Cullinan’ has achieved. This extraordinary creation will forever stand as a symbol of personal celebration and a remarkable testament to the timeless elegance and innovation that is synonymous with Rolls-Royce.

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