Four French luxury houses come together to give rise to the most monumental masterpiece, L’Odyssée d’Un Roi. Offering a bespoke tribute to the cognac’s mythical journeys through the ages, Louis XIII has collaborated with Hermès, Saint-Louis and Puiforcat. To pay ode to the luxury travel heritage of Louis XIII, each house has contributed its own centuries-old savoir-faire to the creation of a series of three objets d’art. These one-of-a-kind masterpieces are being presented in culture capitals on different continents as part of a yearlong traveling exhibition. Each crystal edition, holding a rare blend of Louis XIII, has been worked upon by more than 50 individual artisans who have devoted over 1,000 hours per piece of L’Odyssée d’Un Roi. Baptiste Loiseau, Remy Martin Cellar Master since 2014, along with former Cellar Master Pierrette Trichet has created the exceptional blend which is an assemblage of eaux-de-vie from Grande champagne that are as rare as they are precious
The bespoke trunk designed to hold the exclusive creation has been hand-stitched by Hermès using the finest leathers. Modeled on a classic steamer trunk, the interior luxuriously holds the unique magnum decanter of Louis XIII.
The engraved, white gold pipette of L’Odyssée d’Un Roi has been handmade by the Art Deco silversmith Puiforcat for the ritual of service.The special crystal decanter and its elegant matching serving glasses were mouth-blown, cut and engraved entirely by hand at the royal cristallerie Saint-Louis. Sotheby’s will be auctioning all the three Louis XIII Unveils L’Odyssée d’Un Roi with proceeds benefiting The Film Foundation, a non- profit organization founded by Martin Scorsese and several other leading filmmakers to preserve and restore classic films, ensuring their survival for future generations.