The Rolls-Royce Phantom Oribe is another unique creation by the iconic British luxury carmaker. Created in collaboration with the French luxury house Hermès, the Phantom Oribe is the brainchild of Japanese billionaire and art collector Yusaku Maezawa.
If the guy looks familiar, it’s because Mr. Maezawa made headlines in 2018 by volunteering to be the first private passenger to fly around the moon with Elon Musk’s Space X. Yes, he is the moon guy. Inspired by the luxurious accommodation of private jets, the Phantom Oribe ‘ground jet’ is one of the most opulent ways to travel by land.
“This magnificent expression of our cutting-edge product represents a milestone for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, bringing together two houses with more than three centuries of combined experience and heritage,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “It is the result of a deep and genuine collaboration between the homes of Rolls-Royce and Hermès, in which designers, material specialists and skilled artisans worked side by side to create a truly unique Phantom. “
Handcrafted by a combined team of Rolls-Royce craftsmen and bespoke specialists in Goodwood and Hermès in Paris, the Phantom Oribe is inspired by Maezawa’s Japanese Oribe vintage ceramic collection, hence the two-tone MZ Oribe Green and external cream paint. In addition, green paint will also grace Mr. Maezawa’s private jet to match his car. Nice.
However, it is the interior that makes our jaw drop. The entire cabin is resplendent in Hermès Enea Green leather, including specific contact points such as the steering wheel, gear selector, HVAC rotary controllers and door handles. Whereas a Hermès Birkin bag costs between $ 9,000 and $ 500,000, the Phantom Oribe is as luxurious as a Rolls-Royce can get.
Meanwhile, Hermès leather is present around the upper instrument panels, internal pillars and package shelves. But since we’re talking about a billionaire’s private limo, even the glove compartment, the rear trunk, the center console and the champagne cooler are covered in premium Hermès leather. Oh, and did you see the thickness of these rugs?
“It was a real pleasure to work alongside the Rolls-Royce experts and see how this car expresses all the values that Hermès values every day,” said Axel de Beaufort, Director of Design and Engineering for the Hermès Bespoke Division. “We are really delighted to see this bespoke car come to life after a remarkable journey of creation and craftsmanship hand in hand with our two homes.”
Have more. The Phantom Oribe has an exclusive gallery with commissioned artwork based on the creations of French artist and illustrator Pierre Péron (1905–1988). The hand painted Open Pore Royal Walnut piece has a glass lid as in an art gallery.
Rolls-Royce has magnificent interpretations of Phantom, including Phantom Tempus Collection and Phantom Iridescent Opulence unveiled earlier this year, but only Phantom Oribe has the Hermès touch. We still don’t know how much it costs, but a standard Phantom easily exceeds the $ 500,000 mark.
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