This listing is for a. ST DUPONT MONTGOLFIÈRE HOT AIR BALLOON SOLID GOLD & DIAMOND LIMITED EDITION OF 8 LIGHTER & SCULPTURE. The item will need to be paid for to begin the commissioned work. We are authorized dealers for S. Dupont, and this piece comes direct from the distributor.Don't pass up the opportunity to own a very rare piece from the S. Dupont collection below the usual online price! Enjoy the peace of mind of purchasing from one of the most credible luxury goods sellers online! The first clearly recorded instance of a balloon carrying human passengers used hot air to generate buoyancy, and was built by the brothers Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Etienne Mongolfière in Annonay, France. These brothers came from a family of paper manufacturers and had noticed ash rising in paper fires. The Montgolfière brothers gave their first public demonstration of their invention on June 4, 1783. The first untethered, free flight with human passengers was on the November 21, 1783.
King Louis XVI had originally decreed that condemned criminals would be the first pilots, but de Rozier, along with Marquis Francois d'Arlandes, successfully petitioned for the honor. For this occasion, the diameter of the balloon rose to almost 50 feet, with a smoky fire slung under the neck of the balloon. Placed in an iron basket, it was controllable and was able to be replenished by the balloonist. News of the balloon flights spread quickly.
By December, 1783, Goethe wrote to a friend about Wilhelm Heinrich Sebastian Bucholz's attempt in Weimar "to master the art of Montgolfière". The pioneering work of the Montgolfière brothers in developing the hot air balloon was recognized by this type of balloon, being named Montgolfière after them.
Dupont, in collaboration with 2SAINTS, has designed the most innovative and magnificent Montgolfière, an impeccable image of the world's first hot air balloon that mechanically lifts up, revealing the exquisite lighter, representing the palace of Versailles. Montgolfière exclusive lighter is limited to 8 piece worldwide. It is created in solid yellow gold, with 3.85ct pavé diamonds throughout. Fully working and ready to use.
As these are made-to-order, production will take around 5 months. Comes with all boxes and papers! For more great pens, watches, and leather goods, all offered at the best prices online, check out and follow my profile at the link below! All items are expected to be paid within 48 hours of the listing's end, unless prior notice has been given.
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Truphae is a full service luxury goods brokerage, specializing in the world's finest timepieces and writing instruments. With clients in over 60 countries on every continent, we have built a massive network of luxury goods owners, collectors, and enthusiasts. Through this network, we are happy to source any luxury pen or watch for our customers. Offering superior customer service and some of the most rare items in the world, the company has quickly soared to becoming one of the most searched-for and followed writing instrument sellers.With clients that include celebrities, past presidential candidates, former Prime Ministers, CEOs, professional athletes, and others, our record is demonstrated through our flawless reputation. The item "ST Dupont Montgolfiere Hot Air Balloon Solid Gold Diamond LE of 8 Lighter" is in sale since Wednesday, August 1, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tobacciana\Lighters\Dupont". The seller is "truphae" and is located in Greer, South Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.