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The Rolls-Royce Amethyst Droptail Exudes Purity, Clarity And Resilience

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The Rolls-Royce Amethyst Droptail Exudes Purity, Clarity And Resilience

Amethyst Droptail

The Rolls-Royce Amethyst Droptail features the brand’s largest wood surface

Rolls-Royce proudly presents the Rolls-Royce Amethyst Droptail, a breathtaking coachbuilt masterpiece that celebrates its commissioning client’s cultural heritage, family legacy and personal passions. Here is everything you need to know about it.

One of four unique expressions of the Rolls-Royce Droptail, the Amethyst Droptail is a truly elevated expression of applied art, commissioned by a patron whose family business has grown from a gemstone boutique to a multinational corporation with diversified interests.

Moreover, exceptionally well-travelled, internationally educated and truly global in their inspirations, the client of this vehicle is an established patron of the arts, whose collection of precious jewels, significant motor cars and contemporary artworks are housed in a specially commissioned private museum.

The patron and co-creator of Rolls-Royce Amethyst Droptail expressed a profound desire to celebrate the cultural heritage of their home region. Rolls-Royce Coachbuild designers responded with an inspiration point that would define this Droptail’s exterior treatment, the Globe Amaranth wildflower.Amethyst Droptail

The client’s trust in Rolls-Royce’s artisans to execute the most challenging flourishes is expressed in the car’s Pantheon grille. The exterior grille surround and ‘kinked’ vane pieces are partially brushed and polished by hand with a precise line demarking each finish is a surface treatment that had never been attempted on this scale before.

On top of that, the concept was suggested by the commissioning client’s son, a collector of haute horlogerie who was inspired by the brushed hands of a historically significant piece in his archive. After 50 hours of work, the brand achieved the perfect uniformity in the finishes, as well as the sharpness of contrast between the finish types.

The Rolls-Royce Amethyst Droptail celebrates the materials and crafts personally curated by the commissioning client and his family. The material selection began with a sample of wood offered by the client, a stunning Calamander Light open-pore wood, which has a complex texture and long bands of colour.RR

What’s more, the primary leather hue on the interior of the Rolls-Royce Amethyst Droptail, aptly named Amethyst, complements the exterior surface and is finished with a subtle pearlescent lacquer, reminiscent of the brilliance of the precious gemstone after which the vehicle is named.

The Rolls-Royce Amethyst Droptail fascia is graced with a unique timepiece commissioned by the client from the renowned Swiss haute horlogerie maison, Vacheron Constantin, handmade in Geneva, and is named ‘Les Cabinotiers Armillary Tourbillon.’


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