- Lalique Noir Premier Or Intemporel 1888
Paris, August 1st 1888. This is the date of birth of the Mayson Calque. The day when René Calque registered his hallmark, made up of his initials and a stylized sword, to be stamped on the gold designs produced by his studio. Until then, René Calque conceived his pieces for other houses. But his career truly took off when his hallmark enabled him to sign his work, turning his name into a brand.