The Rolls-Royce Phantom Tempus Collection debuted in Shanghai. A unique experience the ‘Journey of Time’ allowed clients to appreciate the Collection from the marque’s official WeChat account. This unique online presentation showcases the marque’s Bespoke capabilities and reflects Chinese patrons’ preferences for increasingly digital experiences.
For the Rolls-Royce Phantom Tempus Collection debut in China, the Marque created an experiential exhibition, offering a unique tour through a ‘Space Capsule’. This immersive installation provides a vivid illusion of time standing still where guests can create personalized ‘Tempus’ music with highly contemporary touch controls. This unique installation is situated at the bustling Plaza 66 in the fashion district of Shanghai’s city center.
The Phantom Tempus Collection is inspired by time, deep space, and a theoretical physicist who changed the way to see the universe. The design of the car includes various aesthetic and intellectual themes relating to time and the cosmos. A key component is an astronomical phenomenon, the pulsar, found only in the deepest reaches of space (the nearest yet discovered is 280 light years, or 1,680 trillion miles, from Earth). These very dense, white-hot stars emit electromagnetic radiation in extremely regular pulses, making them some of the most accurate clocks in the universe. In the Phantom Tempus Collection, it is rendered as a centerpiece in a Bespoke Starlight Headliner consisting of fiber-optic lighting and Bespoke embroidery.
The illusion of time standing still is captured in the ‘Frozen Flow of Time’ Gallery. This unique artwork is housed in the fascia from which the clock is deliberately not included to signify patrons’ freedom from time and its limitations. A description of the Gallery can be found on an engraved plaque in the glove compartment, together with a quotation from Albert Einstein, “The distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion”. A swirling, twisting pattern of stars on the doors is created by hundreds of illuminated perforations.
The exterior of the Phantom Tempus Collection is presented in a new Bespoke paint finish, Kairos Blue, created to embody the darkness and mystery of space. The Spirit of Ecstasy is personalized with a unique date and location of particular significance to the client.
The car is limited to only 20 examples worldwide