Davidoff has announced two new Masterpiece humidor releases for 2020.
The Davidoff Masterpiece Humidor Series 2020 I and II are both produced in collaboration with Rose Saneuil, a French artist who has collaborated with Davidoff in the past for other high-priced Davidoff Masterpiece humidors.
This version is priced at $15,000 which includes 50 cigars.
For Masterpiece Humidor Series 2020 I, Saneuil paid tribute to a sunset using gold leaf, tobacco leaves, mother of pearl, parchment, walnut, wenge and pear wood. The elements are laid into the top of the humidor by hand to create a larger image.
It will be limited to eight units and debuts in September.
The second release, the Davidoff Masterpiece Humidor Series 2020 II, also uses gold leaf, tobacco leaves, mother of pearl and parchment. For that humidor, the woods used are Macassar, vavona and sycamore. The company says the second release uses a shimmering effect to create a “more vibrant appearance.”
It will ship in November and is limited to 12 humidors.
Both humidors use okoumé wood in the inside. Davidoff has used okoumé, an African wood, for humidor interiors because it is known for having a neutral aroma. The humidors measure 21.65 inches x 14 inches x 7 inches.
As is the case with other Masterpiece Humidors, they will come with exclusive cigars that can only be purchased by buying a humidor. The Davidoff Masterpiece 2020 is a 6 x 52 toro that uses a five-year-old Ecuadorian habano wrapper over a seven-year-old Ecuadorian 702 binder.
Inside are five Dominican fillers:
- Hybrid 192 volado, aged eight years
- Piloto Ligero, aged seven years
- San Vicente ligero, aged six years
- San Vicente seco, aged eight years
- Yamasá viso, aged 13 years
Each humidor will come with 50 cigars.
Saneuil studied at École Boulle in France where she settled on marquetry, a form of decoration that involves using small pieces of wood and other materials to decorate furniture.
Update (Aug. 12, 2020) — Pricing is $15,000 per humidor, which includes 50 cigars. This story was originally published on Aug. 3.