A Japanese billionaire approached an automaker and told them to modify his Rolls-Royce Phantom.
Calling it the Phantom Oribe, it was designed in collaboration with Hermés. If you’re unfamiliar with Hermés, don’t feel bad. The company makes fashion accessories. Stuff like $25,000 handbags and $1,500 Apple Watch Cases.
This Phantom Oribe was commissioned by Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, yes, the dearMoon guy.
The exquisite Phantom Oribe features a stunning combination of dark green and cream paintwork, said to have been inspired by the glazes of ancient Japanese Oribe ceramics that Maezawa also collects. Maezawa—worth an estimated $3.6 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index—reportedly loved the shade of green so much that he persuaded Rolls-Royce to let him use the bespoke color for his newest jet.
Together, the two companies at his direction put their luxury know-how together to create a finely crafted Phantom that’s even more luxurious and excessive than a standard one.