1941 – A lighter made from solid gold for a Maharaja
The Marahaja of Patiala ordered 100 minaudières (small purses) with a coated finish for his spouses, each one filled with one golden lighter – and established the global success story of S.T. Dupont this way. The master craftsmen of S.T. Dupont combined their artistic talents to meet the Maharaja's request. This order laid the foundation for the manufacturing of the first luxury lighter, which went into production in 1941.