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Rolls-Royce Celestial Phantom

2013-11-11 07:13

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER: The Celestial Phantom has 46 diamonds meticulously set into the door-cappings, centre console and cabin divider. Image: ROLLS-ROYCE

The one-of-a-kind Celestial Phantom celebrates a seminal moment in Rolls-Royce history - the handover of the first Phantom to its owner at midnight on January 1 2003.

Image gallery: Rolls-Royce Celestial Phantom

This extraordinary motor car that first debuted at the Frankfurt IAA to great acclaim and is presented with one important addition - 446 diamonds meticulously set into the door-cappings, centre console and cabin divider.

'STARRY NIGHT THEME'

Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos said: “The Middle East is the largest market for Bespoke in the world and in celebration of this we sought to create something truly special for the Dubai International Motor Show.

“Every Rolls-Royce is crafted with only the finest materials, extending the Celestial Phantom’s starry night theme with one of the rarest and most precious commodities in the world.”

The one-of-a-kind model celebrates a seminal moment in Rolls-Royce history - the handover of the first Phantom to its owner at midnight on 1 January 2003. As a tribute to the historical moment, the interior has what the automaker calls "starlight headliner" that shows the constellations as they were at midnight on that historic evening. The stars are represented by over a thousand fibre optic lights.

The constellations were verified by the South Downs Planetarium in England to ensure authenticity.

Dining under the stars takes on a new dimension with a themed re-imaging of the famed Rolls-Royce picnic set. The glassware features a beautifully hand-engraved Celestial motif whilst celebrated porcelain maker Nymphenburg was commissioned for the set’s plates.

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