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One-Off Rolls-Royce 'Rose Phantom' Has Over A Million Stitches

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The motif intricately replicates the Phantom Rose that only grows in Goodwood.

We've seen some pretty stunning Bespoke commissions from Rolls-Royce, but even in such rarified and eminently luxurious company, this stands out above most, maybe even all of them.

It's a new Phantom ordered by Lebanese-Swedish entrepreneur Ayad Al Saffar, who has what the automaker describes as "an extraordinary passion for flowers." And we gather that's quite an understatement, considering the work that went into this job, which is constituted of no fewer than a million individual embroidered stitches throughout the unsurpassedly plush interior of the British limousine. The result Rolls-Royce calls "the Rose Phantom," and it's not hard to see why.

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The car is predominantly blue, as you can see, but not just any blue. The exterior is painted Peacock Blue with a twin coachline in Charles Blue, intertwining like the stem of a rose. The theme continues on the Charles Blue-striped wheels, but the real creativity is unleashed inside the opulent cabin.

Open the "coach doors" and you'll see not only that Charles Blue leather with Peacock Blue piping on the "Serenity Seating" but also the million stitches creating the floral and butterfly motif throughout – extending even to the headliner, with the "starlight" fiber-optic lights individually interspersed into the embroidered roses.

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And they're not just any roses, either. These are Phantom Roses, which were exclusively bred by Harkness Roses and only grow at the Rolls-Royce factory in Goodwood. The owner (who gave each of his four daughters names of flowers) was evidently inspired by the sight of the garden in full bloom, as was Ieuan Hatherall, the Rolls-Royce Bespoke designer who led the project.

"There is a transcendent beauty when a rose garden is in full bloom," said Hatherall. "The patron wanted to create that same feeling of awe; an abundance of flowers to lift the spirit and celebrate nature's decadent beauty, in the Rose Phantom's serene interior."

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