WATCH: The making of the most beautiful limited-edition decanter we’ve ever seen

There are only eight of these Louis XIII Time Collector decanters available in South Africa. With unmatched craftsmanship, the bottle is as mesmerising as the cognac inside it.
Louis XIII

The 2nd limited-edition Time Collection decanter made in partnership with Monnaie de Paris and Saint Louis – has just been released. This second Time Collection celebrates Paris as it was during the World Fair in 1900, where Louis XIII received the highest praise. The creative limited-edition of 2000 numbered decanters commemorating this historical year celebrates the arts and craftsmanship of the city of lights. Of these 2000, only eight have been made available in South Africa, making them a true exclusive for any local owner.

Picture yourself in Paris in 1900. It’s the Belle Epoque: beauty and optimism fill the air and the city is shining at its brightest. Fifty million people have descended onto the capital to celebrate technical and industrial prowesses and usher in the marvels of the future: the technology, the innovation, the architecture and the arts that will shape the century to come. Louis XIII, The Monnaie de Paris and Saint-Louis have much in common: they are all historic French Houses that think ahead of their time, legendary institutions perpetuating an ancestral savoir-faire. Today, with this unique limited edition, they have come together to capture the imprint of time in a creation of lasting value. Louis XIII

The decanter is a reedition of the original bottle inspired by a flask found on the battlefield of Jarnac fought in 1569. It features 13 dentelle spikes instead of the usual 10, a stopper in the form of an upturned decanter, an elegant neck and 7 fleur-de-lys decorated with an 18 carats champagne gold, as well as a central medallion showcasing the Louis XIII Time Collection: Tribute To City Of Lights – 1900 unique medal. The champagne-gold metal coffret presents a new medal design on each corner. Inspired by illustrations from the archives of the Monnaie de Paris, each captures a facet of Paris in 1900: arts & craftsmanship, the iconic architecture, the City of Lights and La Parisienne, that would shape the century to come.

 

The Louis XIII Time Collection: Tribute To City Of Lights – 1900 limited edition gives its owner exclusive access to a full-size medal specially minted by the Monnaie de Paris special workshops and engraved with the same, unique number as the decanter. A collectors’ piece to treasure forever and a must-have for all connoisseurs. It will also provide to clients a seamless access to an exclusive world of privileges thanks to the integration of NFC technology on the cork stopper. Each decanter will directly connect clients to the Louis XIII Society, a private club for owners of Louis XIII Cognac decanters, where members can enjoy exclusive content, unique experiences and personalised services through their smartphones.

Louis XIII

Availability is on request through Louis XIII concierge: conciergerie@louis-xiii.com. For more information about the exclusive society visit www.louisxiii-society.com

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