Black Pearl Anniversary Edition
An Iconic Decanter
To celebrate its 140th anniversary, the House of LOUIS XIII unveiled a limited series of just 775 decanters of the LOUIS XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition. These numbered decanters were drawn from a unique 572-litre tierçon, part of the family's reserve in the Domaine de Merpins.
Such an important celebration demands an iconic decanter: a contemporary "Black Pearl" version of the original metal flask that inspired Paul-Émile Rémy Martin when he created LOUIS XIII in 1874. To craft this superb metallic decanter, the House of Baccarat treated the crystal using a unique plating technique. This gives the decanter a beautiful reflective quality, with myriad subtle contrasts of light and dark dancing across its surface. Achieving this dichroic effect involves layering successive thin coatings of precious materials (titanium, carbon and gold) one upon the other.
The result is a true work of art.