General manager, Asia Pacific, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars The Rolls-Royce Wraith It is striking and bold, while being assured and masculine. There is an elegance and beauty that is underpinned by the distinct swept lines of the fastback design. But there is also an element of the noir, a sense that this is an edgier car than Ghost, or any other car in the Rolls-Royce line-up. In comparison to other luxury vehicles Rolls-Royce is not just a car brand; it is the pinnacle brand in the automotive world’s rarefied segment of super luxury. We demonstrate a true understanding of luxury, giving our customers an authentic motor car using the best materials commissioned by our highly skilled bespoke team. The Rolls-Royce Wraith woman Wraith is made for a new generation of confident young women who aspire to be the best in their field. She will also be a creator, for “when it does not exist, design it” is in the Rolls-Royce DNA. That lady is the icon that adorns every Rolls-Royce radiator: the Spirit of Ecstasy. She encompasses a timeless elegance. The Rolls-Royce woman wants nothing less from a two-door car that is at once dynamic, luxurious and – a key Rolls-Royce trait – effortless. If Phantom is the Tuxedo and Ghost the formal business suit, Wraith is more a chic bomber jacket. Asian exclusivity In Asia, saloons such as Phantom and Ghost Series II are more popular than two-door models but this varies from market to market. Wraith reached out to a new, younger customer set who might not have considered a Rolls-Royce before. Iconic design A Rolls-Royce will always have presence wherever it goes. It achieves this by being iconic (with its unmistakeable design cues), effortless (in how we design the driving experience), and bespoke (no Rolls-Royce is ever identical). We do not design or change things for the sake of it. So a Rolls-Royce aesthetic is timeless, elegant, and often, simple. As a Rolls-Royce designer once said “Simplicity is often one of the hardest things to achieve.” Less is more. www.rollsroycemotorcars.com
Ultimate stealth style. Heels, Emilio Pucci
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Cartier Concours d’Elegance 2015, a meeting of Oriental opulence and marvellous
motorcars, delivers a sublime showcase of the maharajas’ finest. HIGH- END TREASON His Exalted Highness Mahbub Ali Khan, Nizam VI of Hyderabad, was the world’s wealthiest man in his day, and had commissioned for ceremonial use the Silver Ghost – also the world’s most expensive car. It was used as a sort of “travelling throne” and had a domed sofa with panoramic glass. A highlight of India’s golden era, the car simultaneously debuted at and conquered the 2011 Travel With Style, winning the Best of Show award. SANGUINE SEDUCTION In a display of brotherly love, the elder Maharaj Himmat Singhji bestowed a 1939 Delahaye 135MS by Figoni et Falachi upon Maharaj Dulip Singhji of Jodhpur for a Jeep. A most beautiful car, it seems only natural that the 1939 Delahaye – of which no more than nine still survive – would rightfully claim a Best of Show award at the first Cartier Travel With Style Concours d’ Elegance in 2008.
Rolls- Royce Wraith
Bangles, Diane von Furstenberg Cèline Spring/ Summer ’15
1912 Rolls- Royce 40/ 50 h.p. Silver Ghost Barker Dome Roof Limousine