Rolls-Royce doesn't do special editions. But if it did, they'd probably be the most diamondy and luggagey in the world.
Ladies and gentlemen, may we present to you the one-off Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe built especially for the Masterpiece London 2011 fair; a fair where you can admire rare Egyptian works of art, 19th century continental furniture and medieval manuscripts. Not one for the easily bored, then.
The bespoke Roller features a new Asprey jewellery case that slots into the glove compartment and took two whole days to finish, with a detachable central earring holder (which can be interchanged for use with clip earrings or studs, naturally), while two additional sections house the ‘owner's most precious rings' and ‘elegant cufflinks'. Best leave those black Hummer cufflinks in the drawer at home, probably.
The Phantom Drophead also comes with a bespoke luggage set that slots into the picnic boot of the convertible, using carefully selected hides (firmness and grain structure) which were then tanned in pits. The bags took four months to make, are Navy Blue in colour and apparently smell of ‘vegetable tannins'.
Rolls hasn't changed the engine or drivetrain, meaning this earring holder and luggage is still ably wafted around by a 6.75-litre V12 which is more than capable, sire, in a convertible which is probably as cool as you can carry off.
But, let's be honest, Rolls could have done a little bit more. How would you trick out a Phantom Drophead for the uber-posh Masterpiece fair?