Rolls-Royce Bespoke Phantom a Horological Tribute
Iconic British car marquee Rolls-Royce have launched a bespoke version of its Phantom model that pays tribute to the world of horology.
Called the Rolls-Royce Horology Phantom, the special edition model has been inspired by some of the world’s most complicated and unique timepieces, and comes as the carmaker announces unprecedented demand for its bespoke models.
“Our Bespoke designers masterfully translate global taste patterns into works of art, moving beyond automotive conventions to redefine the possibilities of luxury craft,” said Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös.
The Rolls-Royce Horology Phantom was created through a partnership with master horologists from the ‘mecca’ of high-end watches, La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland.
Designers from the Home of Rolls-Royce travelled to La Chaux-de-Fonds to understand the complexities and movements of contemporary timepieces and incorporate their qualities into the bespoke Phantom.
The two-tone exterior paint with Gunmetal for the lower side, and Black for the upper, feature details in Gold and Silver to create a striking contrast, while the traditional, hand-painted coachline features a double-motif and comes in gold and silver, and the Spirit of Ecstasy figure is coated in 24-karat gold.
On the inside, The Gallery gets the largest stainless steel and gold inlay ever made for a Phantom which depicts an abstract schematic of a watch movement. The Rolls-Royce clock, prominently housed in the Gallery, is set in a solid silver, guilloché case.
The first ever Rolls-Royce Phantom was launched in 1925.