The Limited Cigar Association has announced its new cigar releases for February, the Cavalier Genève Oddjob and the Privada Watch Series Root Beer.

The first cigar is a 6 x 52 toro that uses a viso wrapper from Nicaragua’s Jalapa region, a Honduran habano binder and fillers from Honduras, Nicaragua and Paraguay, with production handled by Fabrica Centroamericana de Tabaco SA in Danlí, Honduras. Pricing is set at $12 per cigar, with production numbers not being disclosed.

As for the name of the cigar, it comes from the villain in the James Bond film “Goldfinger,” who is known for his iconic bowler hat with its sharpened steel rim. In the film, Bond investigates gold smugglers, which is a nod to the gold leaf that appears on Cavalier Genève’s cigars.

Also shipping to LCA retailers is the Privada Watch Series Root Beer, the third installment in the company’s series that pays tribute to notable watch designs. This time, the cigar’s inspiration comes from the bi-colored bezel introduced by Rolex that has become known for its resemblance to the color of root beer.

The cigar is a 6 x 54 Honduran puro that is made at Raíces Cubanas and uses tobaccos grown by Hugo Endemaño. It is priced at $11 per cigar, with production numbers not being disclosed.

Finally, the LCA is sending some new yellow and black display boxes to its retailers that will help its releases better stand out on store shelves. “It is crazy to realize that all of the success that LCA has had in shops thus far has been without the presence of boxes or display units,” said Brian Desind of the Limited Cigar Association in a press release. “The fact that LCA has thrived for this long without any traditional display of cigars speaks volumes to the dedication of the LCA consumers and their passion for this movement.”

The Cavalier Genève Oddjob will go on sale on Feb. 4, while the Privada Watch Series Root Beer can go on sale as soon as retailers receive it.

The original version of the story indicated that both cigars will go on sale Feb. 4, a representative from the LCA corrected that detail, which is reflected above.

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