The Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan Collection was unveiled in full handcrafted glory in at Mondial de L’Automobile in Paris. The bespoke Phantom collection drew its inspiration from the modern metropolis. Only 20 of these glittering specimens will be commissioned, making them among the most exclusive special edition Rolls-Royce fleets.
This collection pays homage to the greatest modern metropolises through strategic design cues and some very special touches. The stand-out feature is the artistic 3D engraving of a city located on the rich wooden dash and the wooden pullout tables. The city drawings were given dimension through a meticulous process involving marquetry. This process inlays small sections of wood veneer to create intricate art motifs, like the city seen in the photos. Passengers in the Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan Collection get the vibe of looking down onto a city Gotham-style each time they pull out their table.
Fun fact: The city motifs include over 500 individual wood veneer pieces. Think of it as a very expensive puzzle. Another grand slam for this model is the two-toned stitching of a city in the rear seating. The skyscraper was created with 6,800 stitches.
The metropolitan theme for this bespoke Phantom fleet continues to the seating with specially formulated Aetherius Grey leather. The color mirrors the hues from a city skyline. Another fascinating feature is the rotating bezel displaying the times for 24 of the world’s greatest cities.
The exterior of this collection is a hue called Darkest Tungsten, also inspired by city skylines. It could also be available in the slate gray hue from the interior. While this is a bespoke collection, buyers will have further opportunity to tweak the color palettes should they choose.
Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös made the following statement on the fleet:
“I can think of no more fitting location than Paris to debut this remarkable new motor car. This is a city that echoes Rolls-Royce’s very special brand promise in perfectly combining the timeless and modern in a manner that celebrates the art of the master craftsperson. Our customers across the globe delight in challenging our designers and craftspeople to create true, one-of-a-kind pieces of automotive art. This latest Collection serves to showcase the extraordinary scope for bespoke personalization afforded to every patron of the marque.”
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