Rolls Royce will be displaying a one-off Phantom Drophead Coupe at 2011 Masterpiece London fair. the car features RR bespoke luggage and Asprey jewellery box.
They say this “bespoke model was designed to capture the essence of a perfect weekend get-away.” That’s a royal kind of getaway they’re talking about though, not just your typical picnic!
The Bespoke Drophead is finished in Mazarine Blue and features design details, including teak decking, engraved tread plates and Spirit of Ecstasy with inscription that marks the centenary of the world’s most famous bonnet icon.
On the inside you will be greeted by natural-grain leather interior in in Seashell with Navy Blue contrast for floor and door panels with embroidered R-R logos finished in headrests. Other designer touches include mother-of-pearl inlays throughout cross-banded Santos Palissander wood veneers. White instrument dials, rotary controllers and clock finished in mother-of-pearl complete the design.
But as mentioned, the coolest extras with this car are the unique luggage and the jewellery box:
Asprey Jewellery Case
The Asprey jewellery case, which fits neatly into the passenger glove compartment, took two working days to finish, using a hide of softest grade-one suede cut into 15 separate pieces.
Its central earring holder is detachable and can be interchanged for use with clip earrings or stud styles. There are also two additional sections for elegant cufflinks, and a separate compartment for the owner’s most precious rings. An embossed silver foil Asprey stamp finishes this stunning one-off feature.
Designed in Goodwood, the bespoke luggage set can be found nestled neatly in the picnic boot of the Masterpiece London 2011 Drophead Coupé. The leather used to craft this bespoke set of four cases is of the highest quality and employs a traditional approach in its creation.
Hides were carefully selected for the firmness and grain structure then tanned in pits, a slow artisanal way of producing hard-wearing yet supple leather – and a process that takes four months to complete. The result is beautiful; a substantial material, in deep Navy Blue, that is also resistant to hard wear. Moreover the leather has a distinctive and intense aroma of vegetable tannins that come from the mix of bark, wood and berries used to stabilise and pigment the hides.