Rolls-Royce history made with 30 bespoke Phantoms commissioned
Making history with the largest single commission in Rolls-Royce history is ‘The 13’ hotel in Macau who have commissioned for 30 highly Bespoke, Extended Wheelbase Rolls-Royce Phantoms. The first of 30 was handed over to Stephen Hung, Joint Chairman of Louis XIII Holdings, last week at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show.
The car was was ceremonially handed over to its new owner by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Chief Executive Officer, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, who commented, “When luxury visionaries like Stephen Hung seek to realise even the boldest of visions, they look to those with the knowledge and skills to deliver the gift of true Bespoke luxury,” he continued, “These remarkable examples of contemporary Rolls-Royce design reaffirm our position as the only marque capable of realising deeply personal commissions. Once delivered, these exceptional motor cars will stand with The 13 hotel as landmark sights in Macau.”
The 13’s Rolls-Royce Phantoms are adorned with a specially formulated ‘Stephen Red’ exterior paint complemented by a hand-painted twin-coachline in gold that culminates in a specially designed motif. The Bespoke 21” wheels are also finished in ‘Stephen Red’. On opening the coach doors, the stunning exterior theme is elegantly echoed in an exquisitely crafted interior with a specially developed wood staining technique that evokes the ‘Stephen Red’ colour scheme, whilst hand-applied Gold inlays serve to echo the coastline. The intricate detail to attention, as expected with Rolls-Royce standards, is demonstrated with the delicate work shown on the instrument dials and clock (designed in collaboration with master jeweller Graff) with both playing on The 13’s red and gold theme.
Further touches include seat piping in Arctic White and ‘RR’ logos in gold that balance perfectly with the Black main interior leather scheme and a chequered pattern integrated to the rear seats, created to echo the entrance hall motif of The 13. Passenger comfort has, as always, been thoroughly give attention from a refrigerator housed between the rear seats to hand-milled up holders to specially commissioned door panniers that have been added to house a tissue box.
The interior scheme is completed with one of the marque’s most enduringly popular Bespoke design flourishes, the Starlight Headliner, an exhaustively crafted expression of the heavens over Macau on the night of The 13’s ground breaking, formed of 1,360 individually hand-woven fibre-optic lights that serves to bathe occupants in a warm celestial glow. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ and Stephen Hung’s shared commitment to attention to detail is also expressed in a Bespoke take on the umbrellas housed in the rear door which are presented in the signature black and gold theme seen throughout the fleet and designs for The 13 hotel.
Mr Hung’s commission for 30 Phantom Extended Wheelbase motor cars, two of which were, at the time of commissioning, the most expensive motor cars ever built by Rolls-Royce, was announced in September 2014. These two special motor cars feature gold Spirits of Ecstasy’s, gold Parthenon Grilles, gold interior accents and diamond encrusted Rolls-Royce badges, which have been painstakingly crafted at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England. Additionally, the ‘Stephen Red’ paint on the two special ‘Gold’ Phantoms is infused with fine particles of pure gold.
All 30 Rolls-Royce Phantoms will all be delivered to The 13 hotel before it opens in late summer 2016.