Diamonds are commonly known as a precious stone used in fine jewelry. Apart from the use of diamonds in industrial applications and fine jewelry, diamonds have also been known to enhance the looks of mobile phones and laptops. Hewlett Packard (HP) had launched a laptop back in 2016 covered in rose gold and its logo and power button were known to be encrusted with diamonds. iPhone 6S was also rumoured to be studded with diamonds. This doesn’t stop here. Recently a car manufacturer has launched a collection that has diamond studded logo and other accessories.
Rolls-Royce, the luxury car manufacturer announced the launch of the Adamas Collection, featuring 40 ‘Wraiths’ and 30 ‘Dawns’ with diamond-encrusted logos. The Wraiths and Dawns are the latest addition to the Black Badge name, portraying a darker theme, higher performance and more rarity. The centre piece of every Rolls-Royce – Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament is made out of 294 layers of carbon fibre, which takes 68 hours to produce.
Adamas meaning ‘untameable’, ‘invincible’ and also ‘diamond’, had inspired the overall collection. The cabin of the car speaks of diamonds throughout. The clock and infinity logo that denotes a Black Badge Rolls-Royce are studded with 88 black Lab-grown diamonds. These diamonds are sourced from San Francisco-based Ada Diamonds. The stones weigh 0.7 mm – 0.9 mm. The iconic Rolls-Royce’s star celling lights also form the molecular structure of carbon as it becomes a diamond.
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, chief executive officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, “Adamas is a Collection that fuses the extraordinary competence of our Bespoke craftspeople from the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex, with the rebellious spirit of Black Badge. This is a motor car for the risk-taker who is not afraid to embrace a bold and progressive statement of true and modern luxury, in its darkest form.”
The original Rolls-Royce Black Badges were Cobalt Blue Wraith and Mandarin Orange Dawn. The new Adamas Collection, has a Morpheus Blue over Black or Aphrodite Red over Black for both the models, giving a new look to the original Black Badge
Giving the owner the power and precious nature of this Collection, a tread plate reading either ‘Black Badge Wraith Adamas One of Forty’ or ‘Black Badge Dawn Adamas One of Thirty’ can be found in the cabin of the car. The cars which haven’t yet been produced are said to be sold out through pre-order for USD 456,000.
Jason Payne, Founder & CEO at Ada Diamonds also tried his hands on the newly launched car.