Luxury and Rolls-Royce are synonymous. The two go together like champagne and caviar. Quite likely, that was the thought behind the British marque’s latest reveal — the Champagne Chest, a lavish wine-and-appetiser case that is truly unique.
“The Champagne Chest by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is a contemporary and sociable addition to the Accessories Collection,” says Gavin Hartley, head of Bespoke Design, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “The approach is that of designing a Rolls-Royce motor car; the finest materials are married with pinnacle engineering to provide an experience like no other.”

Like the brand’s automobiles, the Champagne Chest is minimalistic in appearance. The enigmatic black box is made of carbon fibre and aluminium, and covered in natural grain leather with Tudor oak wood sections. These details and the embossed images of Rolls-Royce’s iconic ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ emblem recall the materials used in their cars.

The magic, however, lies within. With the touch of a concealed button, the chest transforms into a theatrical stage. Well, almost. The oak-wood lid rises smoothly, converting into a serving tray. Underneath it is a beautiful champagne set: four, hand-blown crystal flutes arranged in a pattern reminiscent of the V12 engine.

The excitement doesn’t end there. On either side of the case are hammocks or containers, lined with ‘hotspur red’ leather. These open to reveal perfectly sized temperature-controlled spaces to chill a bottle of champagne. The compartment can easily be used to store caviar or canapés.

Rolls-Royce even provides for something they call a caviar configuration, which basically offers two thermal caviar caissons, each accommodating a 30g tin. There’s also a pair of mother-of-pearl spoons with magnetic handles that attach to the lid so that nothing impairs the taste of the caviar.

Without leaving anything to chance, the design team has even placed four cotton napkins, with finely embroidered ‘RR’ monograms, under the lacquered lid-table. And for that personalised touch, you can get the chest in a colour of choice.

“The Champagne Chest is crafted for those that seek a heightened sense of occasion in an elegant, entertaining manner and offers the irresistible allure of gadgetry,” says Hartley.

The innovative box is perfect for that Sunday brunch out with friends on a superyacht or on an evening chilling under the stars on the terrace of a private residence.

Either way, you’ll be enveloped in an aura of luxury. Just the way Rolls-Royce intended.

The Rolls-Royce Champagne Chest is available to acquire only through Rolls-Royce dealerships.

www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com

Staff writer