Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Rolls-Royce Press | posted March 03, 2015 17:26
The interior is upholstered in hand-woven silk sourced from China
Rolls-Royce Motors Cars debuts the Phantom Serenity, a unique model with an equally-unique paint finish and an intricately designed interior that was inspired by the opulent cabins that have carried kings, queens and world leaders according to the British automaker.
Immediately apparent from the outside is the 'Bespoke Mother of Pearl' paint finish which is one of the most expensive one-off paint as claimed by Rolls-Royce. The Phantom Series II-derived automobile features a three-stage pearl paint effect that was hand polished for 12 hours to give the Phantom Serenity its distinct hue.
It is inside the Phantom Serenity where Rolls-Royce dedicated its time in making the one-off interior. It has a 'Smoke Green' cabin which was due to the automaker's use of hand-woven silk sourced from Suzhou, China. Some areas of the cabin feature hand painted crimson blossoms which were painted directly onto the silk and required craftsmen 600 hours of work per panel.
In addition, its two-tone coachline also features the blossom motif which was applied with the use of a brush made from squirrel hair.
Other materials that can be found inside the Phantom Serenity include a rare smoked cherrywood and bamboo furnishings that gives the car a more oriental theme. The trunk is fitted with an Arctic White leather along with a carpet made from the same material. Completing it all are two parasols which are stored in the trunk that feature the Serenity's motif.