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  • Ahmed Saleh

Rolls-Royce unveils "The Pearl Cullinan," a unique, luxurious Bespoke car

With great pleasure, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars presents "The Pearl Cullinan," a stunning, unique Bespoke vehicle that was commissioned by the owner's family to commemorate a momentous birthday.

  • Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Private Office Dubai presents one-of-one Bespoke commission, ‘The Pearl Cullinan’

  • Commissioned by a son as a surprise birthday gift for his father: fascia motif features the Arabic symbol for ‘father’ inlaid in stainless steel

  • One of the most extensive uses of mother-of-pearl ever seen in a Bespoke Rolls-Royce motor car, including central rotary dial and clock surround

  • Rear Picnic Tables handmade at the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, each including 1,351 individually selected pieces of mother-of-pearl

  • Bespoke paint finish inspired by the colours of most prized pearl in the owner’s collection

“The Middle East region has long been the source of many of the most technically complex, creatively ambitious Bespoke commissions ever undertaken by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. ‘The Pearl Cullinan’ stands at the very summit of those achievements and is a supreme example of the marque’s creativity and craftsmanship. It is also the very first client Bespoke project to be commissioned through our Private Office Dubai. This is an extension of the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood and gives clients direct access to our talented Bespoke designers, together with the full support of their local dealer partner. As the motor car is a birthday gift to the father of a longstanding patron, it adds a very special dimension to the project: it has been a privilege to create such a magnificent motor car to mark this auspicious occasion. ‘The Pearl Cullinan’ not only has a deep personal meaning to both father and son, it also commemorates the great heritage story of the family. At Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, highly Bespoke commissions have always been crafted with deep emotional connections in mind and each motor car has its own tale.”

César Habib, Regional Director Middle East & Africa, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars introduces 'The Pearl Cullinan,' a one-of-a-kind Bespoke car commissioned to celebrate a significant 90th birthday. It marks the inaugural project unveiled by the Private Office Dubai, collaborating with local Dealer Partners to extend the authentic Goodwood experience to the Middle East and Africa region.

Commissioned in early 2022, 'The Pearl Cullinan' reflects the owner's love for pearls and his extensive collection. The unique Bespoke Pearl Rose exterior finish, inspired by the owner's prized pearl, is crafted exclusively for this car and won't be available to other clients. Paint experts at Rolls-Royce's Goodwood headquarters meticulously developed this finish, combining metallic and pearlescent effects for a unique depth and luster. The process involved approximately 30 iterations, with the color validated under Middle Eastern sunlight conditions.

The interior of 'The Pearl Cullinan' is equally exquisite, featuring Cashmere Grey leather on the front seats and Ardent Red on the rear seats, reflecting the family's heritage. The burr walnut veneer complements the wooden presentation boxes used for pearls. Rose Gold embroidery and Bespoke treadplates add to the luxurious interior.

One of the distinctive features of 'The Pearl Cullinan' is its extensive use of mother-of-pearl, notably in the Picnic Tables at the rear of the front passenger seats. The tabletops feature an intricate circular pattern inspired by traditional Arabic design, with 1,351 pieces of mother-of-pearl inlays, making each table a unique work of art. The burr walnut fascia incorporates an Arabic 'father' inlay in stainless steel. The Bespoke dashboard clock is set in a mother-of-pearl surround with rose gold accents. The Starlight Headliner displays the night sky at the location of the commissioning client's father's birth.

The project, coordinated by Michelle Lusby, Bespoke Lead Designer at the Private Office Dubai, underscores the emotional connection and creative challenge posed by the unique use of mother-of-pearl. It stands as a remarkable testament to Rolls-Royce's commitment to crafting extraordinary Bespoke vehicles.

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