Who else than a direct descendant of King Louis XIII of France, would be legitimate for this collaboration with S.T.Dupont? HRH Princess Tania de Bourbon Parme always had a love for art and design. She imagined an exceptional piece of art. Only one of its kind exists worldwide. The design concept for the LOUIS XIII Fleur de Parme lighter, as the name suggests, takes inspiration from the Renaissance/Baroque style during the reign of King Louis XIII and captures the elegant and regal references of that period.
The LOUIS XIII Fleur de Parme table lighter and its base are entirely hand-crafted monoliths in royal blue Chinese lacquer encircled by finely sculpted leafs and fleure de parme motifs made of 400gr solid gold. This sumptuous piece of art is adorned with a majestic crown holding no less than 40 brilliant-cut sapphires of 13 carats. While the lighter and base are set with 72 brilliant-cut, 27 princess-cut and 13 cabochon-cut sapphires, atotal of 33.6 carats. Dedicated to collectors of fabulous items and admirers of the royal period, the LOUIS XIII Fleur de Parme lighter also exists as a pocket lighter. Adorned with solid gold leafs and Fleur de Parme overlays, it is set with 45 brilliant-cut and 8 cabochon-cut sapphires, a total of 31 carats. This is the holy of holies of craftsmanship, where nothing appears to be beyond the bounds of imagination or feasibility, providing a permanent source of pleasure and wonderment.
The 500.000 Euros record price has been certified by the Guinness book, making this unique creation « the world’s most expensive lighter ».