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A closer look at LOUIS XIII Time Collection — 1900 unique medal

The unique medal represents the city of Paris as the centre of technology, innovation, architecture and the arts since 1900.

Picture yourself in Paris in 1900 — the Belle Epoque era where beauty and optimism fill the air and the city that’s shining at its brightest. The bourgeoisies relishing in the joie de vivre and their avant garde savoir faire in only the best things in life. At this very juncture, Louis XIII came into the spotlight.

Founder Paul-Émile Rémy Martin, who was an active member of the Paris Universal Exposition jury, presented the LOUIS XIII and received the highest praise. It was a distinguished entry in the new century with prestige, alongside the Monnaie de Paris who minted over 40,000 medals awarded throughout the 210 days Paris World Fair event.

A celebration of technology, innovation, architecture and the arts it was as the historic French Houses — Louis XIII, The Monnaie de Paris, and Saint-Louis — joined hands to create a masterpiece that would last a lifetime. In the same bandwidth for arts and craftsmanship, the imprint of Time is created through a reedition of the original bottle inspired by a flask found on the battlefield of Jarnac fought in 1569.

The decanter features 13 dentelle spikes instead of the usual 10, a stopper in the form of an upturned decanter, an elegant neck, and seven fleur-de-lys decorated with an 18-carat champagne gold. But the solitaire that adds lustre to the decanter is the central medallion showcasing the LOUIS XIII Time Collection: Tribute to City of Lights — 1900 unique medal. The champagne-gold medal coffret presents a new medal design on each corner, inspired by illustrations from the archives of the Monnaie de Paris that capture the facets of Paris in the 1900: Arts & Craftsmanship, the Iconic Architecture, the City of Lights and La Parisienne — all that we have come to love about the City of Love.

Each LOUIS XIII Time Collection: Tribute to City of Lights — 1900 limited edition gives is owner exclusive access to a full-size medal specially minted by the legendary Monnaie de Paris special workshops and engraved with the same, unique number as the decanter. A collector’s piece to treasure forever, and a must-have for all connoisseurs — especially with only 2,000 numbered decanters produced.

The LOUIS XIII Time Collection: Tribute to City of Lights — 1900 retails at RM33,800.

Martin Teo
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Martin has a bent for history and food culture, especially of the Peranakan heritage. Since the pandemic, he finds joy in plant parenting and continues to expand his collection of Philodendrons, Anthuriums, and Syngoniums. He's now on a lookout for the elusive Philodendron Florida Beauty to add to his urban garden.