Rolls-Royce has introduced a bespoke Phantom that pays tribute to the world of horology and has been inspired by the most complicated and unique timepieces. Called the Rolls-Royce Horology Phantom, it was revealed along with the announcement by the Goodwood-based luxury automaker that the global demand for its bespoke models has soared to new, unprecedented levels. The British automaker has sold a record number of bespoke creations, which is in stark contrast to the severe slowdown being witnessed by the automobile sector currently. “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 bespoke Rolls-Royce Horology Phantom was created with inputs from master horologists from the mecca of high-end watches, La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland. Designer from the Home of Rolls-Royce traveled to La Chaux-de-Fonds to understand the complexities and exotic movements of contemporary timepieces and incorporate the qualities into the special Phantom creation. It gets elements from the most exclusive timepieces available. 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. The traditional, hand-painted coachline features a double-motif is done in gold and silver while the Spirit of Ecstasy figure is coated in 24k 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. There is no word if the bespoke model has already been spoken for or not.