Rolls-Royce introduces the “Wraith Luggage Collection” – a bespoke luggage set – which sells for $45,854 in the US. That makes it more expensive than the entry-level BMW 320i – $33,150 – and at the same level with the 340i. Order it in Europe and it will set you back for €28,984, while in the UK, it costs £24,248. In Japan, Rolls-Royce has priced it at 4,753,323 YEN, in Canada it can be had at $44,925, while in the rest of the world it’s available from $42,606.
The collection, conceived by Rolls-Royce Bespoke Designer Michael Bryden and designed in the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Design Studio led by Director of Design Giles Taylor, comprises two Grand Tourer valises, three Long Weekender bags and one Garment Carrier, meticulously designed to be housed in the luggage compartment of a Rolls-Royce Wraith. Like every Rolls-Royce motor car, they can be commissioned to the customer’s exacting specifications.
The design team conversed with Head Butlers from some of the world’s most illustrious hotels, who offered insight into the interaction between guests and their belongings.
The latest technologies and materials are blended with traditional crafts and techniques, leading to an elegantly executed and thoroughly contemporary luggage collection, designed exclusively for Wraith, the ultimate gentleman’s gran turismo,” Bryden said.
Self-righting wheel centers featuring the Rolls-Royce double-R emblem adorn the Grand Tourer, offering a fitting reflection of Wraith itself. The strategically placed wheels, specially designed on a wide track to provide a high level of stability, provide an effortless transfer from ground to luggage compartment, ensuring the bag glides into position seamlessly in the rear of the motor car.
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Carbon fiber has been selected for its light weight and durable properties rather than for the commonly used contemporary aesthetics of the material. It has been formed into the frame of the case, complemented by a wide-set handle and a high-sided design, optimizing the stowage capability of the luggage. The Garment Carrier, a sleek and slim-lined addition that sits seamlessly atop the Long Weekenders and Grand Tourers, has been designed to encompass a gentleman’s shirt and tuxedo or a ladies gown. A loop for a silk tie or scarf is thoughtfully incorporated to provide the utmost convenience.
The Wraith Luggage Collection is available from Rolls-Royce Dealerships. The pieces can also be bought individually.