Van Cleef & Arpels

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the bet of a Bentley going faster than the Blue Train: Cannes-Calais. Babe Barnato the President of Bentley at that time won this in 1931 and offered this Necessaire in 1932 to his wife. Platinum, emeralds, sapphires, diamants Van Cleef and Arpels Art Deco Jewelry, High Jewelry, Le Mans, Bijoux Van Cleef And Arpels, Le Train Bleu, Bentley Speed, Smoke Cloud, Blue Train, Lipstick Case

Le Train Bleu nécessaire c1932, Van Cleef & Arpels. Babe Barnato, the chairman of Bentley and winner of the Le Mans car races 1928-1930, once won an odd bet. In March 1931 he raced against the Blue Train, from Cannes to Calais. To immortalize this feat and apologize for his absence, he ordered a platinum nécessaire for his wife.