The beginning of the book was given a unique episode: it was 2009, and the four generations of Cartier had gathered under one roof to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the patriarch Jean-Jacques. Grandfather asked Francesca to go down to the cellar to get the champagne to toast, and it was there that she found, by accident, asuitcase full of letters and documentsfrom the maison's first decades. Letter exchanges between his ancestors and clients such as King Edward II, the Grand Duchess of Russia,Coco Chanel,the Dukes of Windsor,Elizabeth Taylor,Grace Kelly and Queen Elizabeth. It couldn't stay all secreted in that suitcase. It was a heritage to be made public, to celebrate an extraordinary journey but also moments and important personalities of the history of the twentieth century. Et voila!