Two gold infused Phantoms join Rolls-Royce collection for The 13 hotel, Macau
January 19, 2017: Extravagance has a color: gold. And so, two exceptional Rolls-Royce cars will join the collection at the anticipated hotel, The 13. Reserved for the hotel’s most important guests, the two Bespoke gold infused creations will become the flagships of the 30 strong collection of Rolls-Royce Phantoms, commissioned by luxury entrepreneur Stephen Hung, Joint Chairman of The 13 Holdings Limited.
With 24 carat gold on both the exterior and interior, the two distinctive motor cars will be heralded as the finest in the fleet and the most expensive Rolls-Royce Phantoms ever built.
The exterior finish is enhanced with particles of 23.75 carat gold, a weight chosen for even disbursement, achieving a perfectly executed finish. The result is the most expensive and meticulously engineered paint the marque has ever produced.
An uplit 24 carat gold-plated Spirit of Ecstasy, the graceful figurine, sits atop a gold-coloured Pantheon Grille and hallmarked Rolls-Royce badge, made using 97.1gms of 18ct gold before being plated in 24 carat gold to match the interior gold highlights. Vitreous enamel is used to form the signature RR emblem and is surrounded by 336 pavé set brilliant-cut diamonds. A golden twin coachline is hand-painted by Mark Court, Rolls-Royce’s resident expert coachline painter, using a fine squirrel hair paintbrush.
Within the coach doors, the Rolls-Royce umbrellas, on hand to protect occupants from undesirable weather or awaiting paparazzi, are also personalised by incorporating a gold handle and a golden trim to match the colour themes of the hotel. Gold tread plates are engraved with ‘PHANTOM Specially Commissioned by Stephen Hung’.
The two Gold Phantoms also have a starlight headliner, created to depict the Macau constellation on the night of The 13’s ground-breaking. Gold thread is handwoven into the star-scape to identify this constellation and a gold plaque, engraved with the date and location of the ground-breaking of the hotel.
On entering the Extended Wheelbase Phantom, guests are greeted by a black and white seat feature which boldly reflects the chequered floor of the entrance hall of the hotel. The seats are covered in large scale hand-woven black and white leather panels providing a three-dimensional texture to the interior cabin. A new gold coloured pearl effect leather has been created to edge the seats.
The instrument dials and clock, both reference The 13‘s red and gold theme. The clock was designed in collaboration with master jeweller, Graff.
The 30 Bespoke Phantoms represent the largest single commission in Rolls-Royce history.