Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is introducing the Celestial Phantom, which features a starry night theme and is encrusted with 446 diamonds. This stunning motor car actually made its debut at the Frankfurt IAA but to make it even more enticing, the automaker painstakingly set diamonds into the door-cappings, centre console lid and rear-privacy divider by hand.
CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös said that the automaker built “something truly special” for the Dubai International Motor Show to celebrate the fact that the Middle East is the biggest market for Bespoke cars worldwide.
This unique car is built to commemorate the delivery of the first Phantom to its owner January 1, 2003 at midnight, a decisive moment in Rolls-Royce history.
The exterior color scheme evokes the night sky. The paint has fine glass particles in it, achieving a fascinating sense of depth and light. Upon opening the coach doors of this very special Phantom Extended Wheelbase, you’ll see how the theme continues.
There’s a new version of the Starlight Headliner, which is a highly admired Bespoke feature. Representing the constellations are more than a thousand fibre optic lights hand-woven into the Celestial Phantom’s headlining.
It uses the finest leathers in a ‘Dusk’ hue in reference to the inky nature of a cloudless night sky.
It also comes with Bespoke glassware and an elegantly appointed picnic set that expresses a customer’s lifestyle and passions through their very own personal, highly Bespoke Rolls-Royce. The South Downs Planetarium checked the authenticity of the night-sky constellation arrangement.
The hand-stitching to the headliner subtly illustrates the constellations. There’s engraving on the wheel centres while the car’s ethereal theme is enhanced with an uplit Spirit of Ecstasy figurine.
Furthermore, it comes with a themed re-imaging of the famed Rolls-Royce Picnic Set. The glassware uses a hand-engraved Celestial motif. Famous porcelain maker Nymphenburg was commissioned for the set’s plates, offering an excellent presentation of the constellations.
Rolls-Royce believed that designing the Phantom was like composing a piece of well-known classical music. With time, this idea created the potential of various interpretations while keeping the basic melody that has become so popular.
Like a selection of stirring music, the Phantom always brings delight to its audience. Recognisable melodies, like traditional design motifs that can be found throughout the generations, come alive through an orchestra of artists performing at the Rolls-Royce home in Goodwood, where care for the most minor detail enchants in each vehicle.
Recurring themes start with the celebrated Spirit of Ecstasy that proudly adorns every model's Pantheon grille, inclining into the breeze with pulsating gown, while in silhouette, every Phantom family member presents a lengthy rear overhang and traditional two-to-one ratio for the height of the wheel to body.
The slender-rimmed steering-wheel reminds you of stylishly designed multi-use controls of the Phantom II and III, and additional touches such as the bulls-eye shaped vents and organ-stop plungers further suggest at prior masterpieces.
Twenty-first century design touches also charm owners and anyone for whom a sighting of a Rolls-Royce is an exceptional instance to be cherished. The interlocking double-R Rolls-Royce initials in the hubcaps, for example, stay vertical constantly. The coach doors have a soft-close function, and they contain Teflon-coated umbrellas, providing the most opulent way to disembark from any vehicle, in any weather.