1858- Frédéric Boucheron opens his first store in the Galerie de Valois, at Palais Royal, during the heyday of the Second Empire.
1866- Boucheron creates its atelier.
1867- Paris Universal Exhibition: Frederic Boucheron wins his first Gold Medal only 9 years after opening his first boutique.
1878- Paris Universal Exhibition: The Foliage necklace, a sapphire and diamond set with a central sapphire of 159 carats (32 g), created for Mrs. H. Mackay, wins the Grand Prize. references to same book different pages 1883- The Russian Prince Felix Youssoupoff purchases a corsage decorated with 6 detachable diamond bows during one of his visits to Paris.
1893- Frederic Boucheron moves to 26 Place Vendôme in the residence of the Countess of Castiglione. He opens the largest boutique on the square.
1898- Boucheron opens a store in Moscow, later transferred to St. Petersburg in 1911.
1902- Frédéric Boucheron dies, his son Louis succeeds him.
1921- Boucheron is commissioned to make a tiara for Lady Greville; it was later given to Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
1928- Louis Boucheron is asked by the Maharajah of Patiala to set the stones of his treasure, which are brought to the Place Vendôme boutique by the private guards of the prince.
1930- The Shah of Iran asks Louis Boucheron to assess the Imperial Treasure of Persia and issues a decree naming him Official Curator and Guardian of the Treasure.
1959- Louis Boucheron dies, leaving his sons Fred and Gerard in charge of the business. Édith Piaf purchases a Boucheron watch for the love of her life, Marcel Cerdan.
1962- Fred Boucheron retires, leaving his brother Gerard as head of the establishment.
1970- In the 1970s the best-selling snake line was created.
1973- Boucheron’s first boutique opens in Japan.
1980- Gerard Boucheron retires and Alain Boucheron becomes President and General Manager.
1988- Boucheron launches its first women’s fragrance in a ring-shaped bottle.
1994- Boucheron takes of a new development in the sector of fashion accessories: the Boucheron Eyewear collection. Boucheron sells to Schweizerhall.
2000- Gucci Group acquires the House of Boucheron
2002- Boucheron launches the «Beauté Dangereuse» collection.
2003- Boucheron launches the “Not Bourgeois” collection
2004- Gucci Group is fully acquired by PPR. Jean-Christophe Bédos is appointed C.E.O. The “Jaipur” High Jewelry line and the “Déchaînée” collection are launched.
2005- Launch of four new jewellery lines: Trouble, Quatre, Diablotine, Vingt-Six. Boucheron opens its first boutique in Shanghai and its first flagship in Dubai. The debut of the “Trouble Désir” high jewellery collection
2006- Boucheron and Alexander McQueen collaborate together to create a limited-edition Novak bag that incorporates the snake motif of Boucheron’s Trouble line. Boucheron opens its first boutique in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. Launch of the “Exquises Confidences” jewellery line.
2007- The beginning of a collaboration between Boucheron and Swiss watchmaker Girard-Perregaux that produces the Haute Horlogerie watch series. The debut of the “Fleurs Fatales” high jewellery collection. Boucheron launches an E-commerce site so that customers can purchase Boucheron creations online.
2008- Boucheron marks its 150th anniversary with a yearlong celebration.
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