IPCPR 2016: Prometheus

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Prometheus’ booth was in a good traffic area, right next to a main aisle, and as usual the company’s products caused many people to stop and check them out.

Prometheus booth IPCPR 2016

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Prometheus does things nice–really nice--and there were some pretty spectacular things on display this year. Of course, they came with signs that read Please do not touch the humidor, ask for assistance, which people promptly ignored and started touching and opening.
Prometheus 2016 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente Opus X Story Humidor 1 IPCPR 2016
Prometheus 2016 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente Opus X Story Humidor 2 IPCPR 2016
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2016 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente Opus X Story Humidor

The big item this year–literally, as it weighs in at right around 42 pounds–was the 2016 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente Opus X Story Humidor. They come in three different finishes, Macassar Ebony, Red Sycamore and Walnut Burl, and will be limited to 25 pieces per finish. It holds 360 cigars and comes with 100 rare vintage Fuentes and has slots in each of the four drawers for Prometheus’ humidification system. It will retail for $10,000 and will be shipping in November.

Prometheus 2016 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente Opus X Story Humidor 6 IPCPR 2016
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They were particularly proud of the this version of the Walnut Burl, which featured a gorgeous diamond pattern that was replicated on the front, side and top. This was possible as the wood veneer used were all corresponding pieces, tying each side together for a matching pattern.

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Even the little details were well done, with magnets to keep the doors closed securely and the company’s logo stamped on the feet of the humidor.

Prometheus 2016 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente OpusX Story Humidor IPCPR 2016

2016 Release of FFOX for CFCF (Opus 22)

The 2016 release of the Opus 22 doesn’t see much change, though the DVD packaging is updated. These will be limited to 500 sets and will retail for $975, with 350 shipping in November and an additional 150 in May 2017.

Prometheus IPCPR FFOX 6 Travel Humidors 1 2016
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2016 FFOX 6 Travel Humidor

The 2016 version of the FFOX 6 Travel Humidor will come in four finishes: Macassar Ebony, blue, yellow and red. All four versions will have three of the same cigars: the FFOX King Power, FFOX Taurus the Bull and Don Arturo Gran AniverXario Toro, but each color option gets its own selections as well. The Macassar version will also include a FFOX Tiger Shark, FFOX Lancero and FFOX Love Affair, while the blue, yellow and red versions will have a FFOX 13 Belicoso, FFOX Oro Oscuro Churchill and an Angel’s Share Churchill. They will all retail for $260, with 500 of the Macassar produced, 350 of the blue and yellow produced, and 300 red versions produced.

Prometheus Fuente Fuente Forbidden X Black Matte accessories IPCPR 2016

Prometheus Fuente Fuente Forbidden X Black Matte accessories

The last of the new Fuente accessories are done in the new black matte finish. The Ultimo X Forbidden X lighter will retail for $89.95 and the Cutter H Fuente Fuente Forbidden X cutter retailing for $79.95.

Prometheus God of Fire Black Matte accessories IPCPR 2016

Prometheus God of Fire Black Matte accessories

They didn’t want to leave out God of Fire with the new finishes. The Cutter H God of Fire cutter will retail for $79.95, the Retro God of Fire lighter for $79.95, the Ultimo X God of Fire lighter for $89.95 and the Magma T God of Fire lighter for $99.

Each of the new black matte finish accessories have a corresponding black leather protective case offered as well, with the Magma T case retailing for $15, the Ultimo X for $12, the Retro for $10 and the Cutter H for $12.

Prometheus Pocket Travel Tube humidor and Masassar Ebony Round Humidor IPCPR 2016

Prometheus Pocket Travel Tube and Macassar Ebony Round Humidor

Two more new products include a pocket travel tube in black lacquer, retailing for $39.95, and the Macassar Ebony round humidor retailing for $150.

Prometheus Tejus and Carbon Fiber cases IPCPR 2016

Prometheus Leather Cases

New this year are two additional finishes for Prometheus’ leather pocket cases, in tejus leather and carbon fiber. Both cases retail for the same price, the two cigar case for $110 and the three cigar case for $125.

Prometheus God of Fire Serie B Diademas 56 IPCPR 2016

God of Fire by Don Carlos Diademas 56

The God of Fire by Don Carlos, God of Fire Serie B and God of Fire by Carlito are all getting a new size, the Diademas 56. Pictured above is the Don Carlos version.

  • God of Fire by Don Carlos Diademas 56 (6 x 56) – $26 (Boxes of 10, $260)
  • God of Fire Serie B Diademas 56 (6 x 56) – $26 (Boxes of 10, $260)
  • God of Fire by Carlito Diademas 56 (6 x 56) – $26 (Boxes of 10, $260)
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Brian Burt
About the author

I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010 I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion. Besides my cigar hobby and job in the IT industry, my wife and I love traveling, trying new restaurants and relaxing at home with our two dogs.

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