Hermes Helps Rolls-Royce Build One-Off Phantom

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It's like a private plane that you fly on the ground.

Perhaps more than any other automaker, Rolls-Royce grants owners the license to craft a bespoke vehicle catered to their individual personalities. We've recently seen the UK marque install rare Koa wood into a car, create some tantalizing paint colors, and design a car with architectural inspiration. Rolls has just revealed its latest bespoke creation, crafted specifically for the Japanese entrepreneur, art collector, and supercar enthusiast Yusaku Maezawa. This is the 2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom Oribe, designed in partnership with French luxury goods company Hermes.

"This magnificent expression of our pinnacle product represents a landmark for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, bringing together two houses with more than three centuries' combined experience and heritage. It is the result of a deep, genuine collaboration between the Houses of Rolls-Royce and Hermes, in which designers, materials specialists, and skilled craftspeople worked side by side to create a truly one-of-a-kind Phantom," said Torsten Muller-Otvos, Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

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The one-of-a-kind Phantom is finished in a two-tone color scheme with bespoke Oribe Green and cream-white paint, created with inspiration from 16th-century Japanese ceramics. Maezawa recently commissioned a private aircraft, which will be finished in a matching green. He envisions this car as his "land jet," bringing the comforts of air travel to the road.

If the exterior weren't special enough, the interior is finished in Hermes Enea Green leather on the major control points, including the steering wheel, duchess handles, gear selector, and climate knobs. The green leather covers other areas, such as the upper instrument panel, interior pillars, parcel shelf, and less visible locations like the glovebox and center console. Cream-colored front seats and accents both match the lower exterior color and contrast with the green leather beautifully. Matching lambswool floor mats give the Phantom Oribe an airier feel inside.

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An Open Pore Royal Walnut veneer with the Hermes "Toile H" is applied to the dashboard, doors, center console, rear console, and picnic tables. To make sure the wood on the doors is uninterrupted, Rolls-Royce carved speaker frets into it rather than install metal speaker grilles.

The piece de resistance is the Phantom Gallery, a unique element that runs through the car's dashboard. On this bespoke car, Hermes commissioned an artwork inspired by French artist Pierre Peron. The hand-painted artwork shows the Hermes horse motif, displayed behind a piece of glass. Rolls-Royce did not quote a price for this custom Phantom, but it's likely much higher than the car's $455,000 base price.

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