I tried searching for it everywhere, just doesn't seem to be able to find the difference.
I purchased a number of Mauviel Cuprinox pieces from Williams Sonoma in the late 1990's.
If I'm not mistaken, the line was, at that point, different than it is today. The pots available from W S had brass handles and were 2mm (maybe 2.5 mm?) thick. No pots were offered with stainless handles at that time...it was as if the bronze handles were somehow more "appealing" or "attractive."
There were, at that time, only two versions of the Mauviel Cuprinox cookware available. If I'm not mistaken, the lower line, which was 1.6mm or 1.5mm thick had cast iron handles...I remember reading this in the literature that came with each piece that I bought.
I think that I still have some of the literature from that time...I'll take a look to confirm this. All I know is that the pots that I purchased, that, incidentally, have bronze handles, are all consistent in the thickness of the copper layer and I believe that it's at least 2mm.
But, again, there weren't as many lines of the Cuprinox available.
That is so true. I needed a bundt pan. WS had it for a steep price. I called NordicWare, the manufacturer, and they told me WS has an exclusive and even they could not sell the pan.
I was in WS for the very first time last weekend. I agree about the high prices. I was a little disappointed because the store was small and the products were like a commercial for WS. Then I went to Sur La Table (6 blocks away) OMG!!!! That store is amazing and crammed with products everywhere. There was almost a line to get in the place