Cartier Gold Biplane Cufflinks, Inspired by Louis Blériot, Circa 1970
These cufflinks have been inspired by Louis Blériot, who was a French aviator, inventor, and engineer. He developed the first practical headlamp for cars and established a profitable business manufacturing them, using much of the money he made to finance his attempts to build a successful aircraft. Blériot had become interested in aviation while at the Ecole Centrale, but his serious experimentation was probably sparked by seeing Clément Ader's Avion III at the 1900 Exposition Universelle. By then his headlamp business was doing well enough for Blériot to be able to devote both time and money to experimentation. His first experiments were with a series of ornithopters, which were unsuccessful. In April 1905, Blériot met Gabriel Voisin, then employed by Ernest Archdeacon to assist with his experimental gliders.
- Circa 1970
- Gold Cufflinks
- Heads approximately 14mm
- Design House
- Good - Wear consistent with age and use
A pair of Cartier bi-colour gold cufflinks, designed as shotgun cartridges, the base of the shotgun cartridge is white gold and signed Cartier...
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