Bugatti Unveils Two New Lighters

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Bugatti Group has announced the upcoming launch of two new lighters that the company says solves two of the main problems cigar smokers face: clogged jets and the headache of refilling an empty lighter.

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The Vulcan and Mirage are both dual torch lighters that feature user replaceable burner cylinders and are fueled by butane fuel pods that only need to be swapped out once every 30 days, according to Derrick Hinnendael, general manager of Bugatti Group. Each lighter comes with a replacement burner cylinder so that if you do need to replace it, you won’t be without your lighter by having to send it in for service or find a retailer to exchange it. Hinnendael said that no tools are required to make the swap, and it can be done in a matter of moments.

As for the fuel tank, each one holds 18 ml of butane, which Hinnendael said should last the average cigar smoker about 30 days. It also features a universal valve, so it can be used to fill up pretty much any other lighter.

The Mirage, which comes with a flip-up lid, is available in six color options: gun metal with either black, green or red accents, or chrome with either blue, purple or yellow accents. Each has an MSRP of $99.99.

The Vulcan, which features an adjustable, angled neck design, is also available in six color choices: gun metal with black, green or red accents, or chrome with, blue, purple or yellow accents. It also has an MSRP of $99.99.

Both lighters are being sold exclusively through Cigars International until the IPCPR Convention & Trade Show in late June, at which point the company will make the lighters available to all retailers. Hinnendael said the Vulcan is expected to arrive just in time for Father’s Day, while the Mirage will be released in July.

Images courtesy of Bugatti Group.

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I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.

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