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Rolls-Royce Serenity shown at Geneva Motor Show

March 04, 2015, 06:51 PM IST by Selvin Jose
Rolls-Royce Serenity shown at Geneva Motor Show

Rolls-Royce is a status symbol to own and no matter how rich one gets, owning one is an achievement. That apart, what if someone yearns for exclusivity even with a Rolls-Royce (RR) car. Well, they have an answer – Serenity, well not in the context of the word, but RR has made a bespoke model based on the Phantom Series II.

The British ultra-luxury carmaker claims, the Serenity "introduces a completely new level of individualized luxury applied to a Rolls-Royce Phantom".

It is inspired by the oriental themes as well as from the "opulent" Rolls Royce models of the early 20th century. There aren’t many tweaks to the exterior design except the paintjob, but the paint made for the model named 'Bespoke Mother of Pearl' is the most expensive colour ever developed in the history of the brand. The company claims that polishing it takes 12 hours by hand.

A two-colour coachline and three-colour blossom motif that is a handiwork worthy of a pat on the back of Rolls-Royce Bespoke Design team.

Step inside and the luxury extravaganza is about to take you into dreamland. The British luxury carmaker has used unspun silk thread from Suzhou, China, famous for its creation of imperial embroidery. This material used in the Serenity is hand-dyed by Chinese craftspeople. Later, RR’s team hand paints crimson blossom directly onto the silk.

The company claims that, "the resulting panels and swatches that have formed the centrepiece of Serenity would take up to 600 hours of work per panel".

“The rear compartment of a Phantom is the most tranquil, beautiful place to be, a place where time and the outside world simply slip past,” saidChericaHaye from Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke Design department. “This tranquility made us think of the Oriental tradition where Emperors would take to their private gardens to reflect in solitude under the blossom trees. The blossom motif is one that is cherished in Far Eastern culture and has been beautifully applied to the Royal robe design over the centuries. We felt it was the perfect representation of tranquility and serenity for a beautiful modern interior from Rolls-Royce.”

Well, the interior doesn’t just get silk all over, it also gets Smoked Cherrywood on door panels and “Mother of Pearl” paint inside the cabin.

Well, we aren’t done describing the Rolls-Royce Serenity yet, exterior and interior exclusivity apart, the boot of the car gets Arctic White leather linings with an Arctic White carpet. There are two parasols that feature the Serenity design and are placed between Bespoke leather loops in the boot lid.

Well, that was some artwork by the ultra-luxury carmaker from Great Britain. There is no indication on the number of Rolls-Royce Serenity to be made, but do we see one land up on our shores? Well, it will be one exclusive chariot and the owner will be the envy of every Rolls-Royce Phantom owner.

Tags:Phantom,Rolls-Royce,Rolls-Royce Phantom
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