Famed car manufacturer Rolls-Royce recently added to its portfolio of collectables, the Rolls-Royce Cellarette – a high end container that includes a whisky bottle holder and luxury drinking glasses.
Containing an array of features, the Cellarette is a whisky and cigar chest that derives from what’s described as the brand’s heritage of providing clients with affable hosting opportunities.
Designed for entertaining, it includes a leather-lined, black anodised aluminium bottle holder can accommodate an array of bottle sizes. The Spanish cedarwood-lined humidor is complete with a hygrometer and an intricately detailed cigar cutter and lighter, made by S.T. Dupont of Paris.
“The Rolls-Royce Cellarette, the latest addition to the Rolls-Royce Connoisseur’s Collection, offers our clients new ways to enhance their lifestyle beyond the experience of their Rolls-Royce motor car,” said Nicholas Abrams, Bespoke Designer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in a prepared statement. “Historically, Cellarettes were used to secure wine and spirits. This bespoke chest can be configured to stow aperitifs or digestifs, depending on the client’s preferences, alongside prized cigars, in a spectacular fashion.”
The Cellarette has a polished aluminium chassis, enveloped by embossed Rolls-Royce Havana leather. It features an Obsidian Ayous Open Pore veneer serving tray with Spirit of Ecstasy inlay, and although the Cellarette will fit into the rear of any Rolls-Royce, it can shine as a centerpiece at any gathering.
The dark exterior of the Cellarette opens to “emit a warm, ambient glow.” Armagnac leather highlights are accentuated by what’s said to be a soft light. The accessories reveal in a mechanical fashion, mirroring the opening of the coach doors of a Rolls-Royce motor car.
Once opened, you’ll find hand-blown lowball glasses, each finished with the ‘RR’ monogram. These glasses rotate outwards as the unit opens, evoking what the brand says is a sense of theater.
In unison with the glasses, an Armagnac leather-lined bottle pannier is revealed. The ‘RR’ embellished holder can adapt to different bottle sizes, with the bottle held in place magnetically by a polished aluminium fastener.
At the opposing end is a humidor which, when opened, offers the user a cigar tray. Cigars are nestled in Spanish cedarwood at the chosen humidity level, a measure that is precisely monitored by a hygrometer. Featuring unique detailing, the hygrometer is said to recall the hands of the Rolls-Royce clock.
Accompanying the humidor are two smaller containers, magnetically held at either end of the cassette … one for a detailed cigar cutter and lighter engraved with the Spirit of Ecstasy Expression, and the other for an ashtray. To ensure compact transit, the ashtray’s cigar cradles extend only once the container is opened.
Like any Rolls-Royce product, the luxury brand said the Cellarette can be tailored to a client’s exact specification. The Rolls-Royce Cellarette is available to acquire through Rolls-Royce dealerships, with prices starting from £40,570 (around $55,500 USD).
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