The "Le First" model is a close replica of the first and only Chateau Laguiole that was launched in 1993. To everyone's surprise, including Mr. Vialis (the owner/creator of the brand) around 80,000 units were sold that year. Soon "Le First" was followed by many other models. The major visible difference between the appearance of the first Chateau Laguiole and this replica is the absence of the two vertical lines located on the bottom bolster. This newly redesigned bolster is a feature of the 2020 version.
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The Château Laguiole Grand Cru series was created to satisfy the need for a stylish and most durable wine opener. The Grand Cru has the same main characteristics as the Classic series with an added touch of elegance and is more suitable for heavy-duty use (more than 20 bottles a day). The reason for the added strength resides in the massif front top bolster, the part where the screw enters the handle.
All genuine Château Laguiole corkscrews like this one are Made in France. The gift box package comes with a leather holder as per the photo as well as a Member Card with QR code card where you scan to register your warranty.
What's Included: Corkscrew - Member Card (pls scan the QR code for warranty registration) - Leather Belt Sheath - Gift box.
All Château Laguiole wine openers are made of 12C27 stainless steel and weigh around 115g. The overall length (closed) is approx. 11.5cm. The foil cutter is serrated and measures around 4.1cm.