This particular lighter is in brand new and unused condition! We are authorized dealers for S.T. Dupont, and this piece comes direct from the distributor. Most of these go for full retail prices because of how rare they are, so don't pass up the opportunity to own a great piece from the S.T. Dupont collection below the usual online price! Enjoy the peace of mind of purchasing from one of the most credible luxury goods sellers online!
Philippe Tournaire, an artist-jeweler for over 40 years, creates pieces combining architecture and high jewelry thanks to its showcasing of exceptional stones, meticulous sculpture and incredible three-dimensional work. He is rewarded by the prestigious Living Heritage Company Label (EPV) which is a mark of official recognition of the French State to French firms for the excellence of their traditional and industrial skills. At his beginnings he worked alone in an abandoned cellar that he converted into an atelier. he has never been formally trained as a jeweler and holds a degree in electronics; but it turned out to be fortunate, as it gave him the opportunity to keep a genuine open mind. His voyages to Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the US, brought him a great deal of traditional savoir-faire along with an understanding of modernity, thus allowing his audience to better comprehend the originality of his jewelry, the roots of which go back some 40 years.
Today, Philippe Tournaire does not hesitate to keep ancestral, even archaic, techniques but also uses new technologies. The combination of the two very different techniques gives the final piece an incomparable result. His fascination with the hand-crafted jewelry and ornaments of our earliest ancestors, his open-mindedness and his incessant quest for originality are the qualities that transform each of his creations into masterpieces combining precious metals and stones with the history of art and science. Every stone is set to showcase its beauty, each material is sculpted scrupulously, depths and dimensions are explored, and ancestral skills are fused with the technology to create exceptional pieces that balance the art of the architecture with that of "Haute Joaillerie."
Cuba's architecture - rather like its music - is an eclectic mixture that over time has assimilated various outside influences to create strikingly unique cityscapes which can still be seen today. Spanning four centuries, these places, mansions, churches, castles, and more simple structures catalog a pregression of styles. The academic classicism of aristocratic 18th-century Spanish homes blends with 19th-century French rococo, while art deco and art nouveau exteriors from the 1920s fuse into the cool, columned arcades of ancient palaces in Mudejar style. In honor to the freedom of Cuba, S.T. Dupont pays homage to the rich heritage and history of this colorful country by handcrafting an exclusive range of writing instruments and lighters with a well renowned jeweler, Philippe Tournaire.
Fully working and ready to use.
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