IPCPR 2018: S.T.Dupont

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On one hand, I love seeing all of the new items in the S.T.Dupont booth at the annual IPCPR Convention & Trade Show. On the other hand, this post is not particularly fun to construct. The French accessory maker is traditionally responsible for the most amount of new products at the trade show, a longstanding tradition that will continue this year.

S.T.Dupont is housed within the Davidoff of Geneva USA booth, its U.S. distributor, which got a makeover this year. Dupont’s section is more defined, now on one side of the booth. Like last year, there was a signature item roped off and with a massive price tag.

S.T.Dupont Montgolfiere Ultra Exclusive

The flagship piece of the S.T.Dupont booth pays tribute to France’s history with hot air balloons. The balloon itself is bronze with various patina finishes. It rises via a motorized element to show off a solid yellow gold lighter that features 3.85 cts of diamonds and is modeled after Versaille.

It’s officially listed as limited to eight pieces, though the number could be less as the price tag is massive.

Production: 8 Pieces

MSRP: $325,335

Launch Date: 2018

S.T.Dupont 007

This is not the first time S.T.Dupont has created a James Bond 007 collection, though some of the items will be offered for the first time. The collection is shipping at three different times.

Shipping right now are the following items:

  • S.T.Dupont Ligne 2 007 Gold — $1,826
  • S.T.Dupont miniJet 007 Gold — $200
  • S.T.Dupont Cigar Cutter 007 — $403.94
  • S.T.Dupont Line D Fountain Pen 007 Gold — $1,825.66
  • S.T.Dupont Line D Ballpoint — $1,401.34

Shipping in August are the following:

  • S.T.Dupont Ligne 2 007 Black/Gold — $1,965.34
  • S.T.Dupont 007 Collector’s Set — $5,459.04
  • S.T.Dupont miniJet 007 Black — $200
  • S.T.Dupont Line D Fountain Pen 007 Black/Gold — $1,965.34
  • S.T.Dupont Line D Roller Baller 007 Black/Gold — $1,683.34
  • S.T.Dupont Line D Ballpoint 007 Black/Gold — $1,541

Shipping in November:

  • S.T.Dupont Maxijet Lighter 007 Chrome — $280
  • S.T.Dupont Maxijet Lighter 007 Black — $280
  • S.T.Dupont Maxijet Cutter 007 Chrome — $280
  • S.T.Dupont Maxijet Cutter 007 Black — $280

S.T.Dupont Cigar Universe

This describes a variety of items, notably metal cigar cases that were shown off in Europe last year. In addition, there are two new colorways of the Le Grand Dupont lighter, as well as two new colors for the Maxijet cutter and lighter.

Some items are shipping now, while others are expected by early October. The first batch, i.e. the one that is shipping now, includes:

  • S.T.Dupont Metal 1-Cigar Case — $160
  • S.T.Dupont Metal 2-Cigar Case — $220
  • S.T.Dupont Metal 3-Cigar Case — $235
  • S.T.Dupont Metal Cigarette Case — $225
  • S.T.Dupont Maxi Chrome Ashtray — $190
  • S.T.Dupont Humidor — $2,2200
  • S.T.Dupont Minijet Case — $45
  • S.T.Dupont Ligne 2 Case — $174

In late September or early October, the second round of items is expected to begin shipping. That includes additional colors for the cases, as well as the lighter and colors.

  • S.T.Dupont Le Gran Dupont Brushed/Palladium — $1,064
  • S.T.Dupont Le Gran Dupont Blue/Palladium — $1,586
  • S.T.Dupont Maxijet Sunburst Blue — $210
  • S.T.Dupont Maxijet Sunburst Brown — $210
  • S.T.Dupont Maxi Cutter Sunburst Blue — $182
  • S.T.Dupont Maxi Cutter Sunburst Brown — $182

S.T.Dupont Firehead Under Lacquer

The new collection combines Dupont’s Firehead collection with the company’s famous lacquer. All four items are expected to begin shipping in August.

  • S.T.Dupont Line D Ballpoint — $709.56
  • S.T.Dupont Line D Rollerball — $763.14
  • S.T.Dupont Line D Fountain Pen — $943.66
  • S.T.Dupont Ligne 2 — $1,168.96

S.T.Dupont Picasso Collection

This is not the first time the company has created a Picasso collection, but this time it is centered around the drawings in Profil de femme.

Production is limited to 1,967 pieces of the Ligne 2 and Line D items, while the Writing Kit and Smoking Kit are both limited to 145 pieces.

  • S.T.Dupont Ligne 2 Picasso — $2,000
  • S.T.Dupont Slim 7 Picasso — $260
  • S.T.Dupont Line D Convertible Picasso — $1,875
  • S.T.Dupont Line D Ballpoint Picasso — $1,755
  • S.T.Dupont Line D Fountain Pen Picasso — $1,975
  • S.T.Dupont Writing Kit Picasso — $2,500
  • S.T.Dupont Smoking Kit Picasso — $2,600
  • S.T.Dupont Cigarette Case Picasso — $525

S.T.Dupont Year of the Dog Exclusive

This is made of bronze using yellow gold and lacquer as finishes. It comes with a sculpture base.

Production: 88 Pieces

MSRP: $23,568

Launch Date: 2018

S.T.Dupont Year of the Dog Prestige

There’s a cheaper lighter—albeit still nearly $9,000—version that is just a Ligne 2 lighter. An accompanying fountain pen is priced the same and also limited to 288 pieces.

Production: 288 Pieces

MSRP: $8,620

Launch Date: 2018

S.T.Dupont Labyrinth

This custom Ligne 2 also comes with a custom base. While Dupont has done similar styles of custom metal work, the company says they are able to get better contrast with a new technique. There’s a matching pen, also limited to 88 pieces and also priced at $18,585.

Production: 88 Pieces

MSRP: $18,585

Launch Date: 2018

S.T.Dupont Trojan Horse Exclusive

One of the more interesting pieces from S.T.Dupont, the Trojan Horse is an actual bronze statue of a horse that contains a special Ligne 2 Lighter inside.

Production: 8 Pieces

MSRP: $34,746

Launch Date: 2018

S.T.Dupont Trojan Horse Ligne 2

In addition to the Trojan Horse sculpture, there’s a limited edition Ligne 2 lighter featuring engravings of the horse in rhodium. In addition, S.T.Dupont has a limited edition pen priced at $17,105 and limited to 88 pieces.

Production: 288 Pieces

MSRP: $8,620

Launch Date: 2018

S.T.Dupont Peacock Ligne 2

One of the more intricate pieces in the S.T.Dupont booth, the Peacock lighter is bronze with gold plating and nine Lapis Lazuli Cabochons. The base is made of Labrodite Cabochon and the tail is gold plated with 43 Lapis Lazuli Cabochons.

Production: 8 Pieces

MSRP: $49,427

Launch Date: 2018

S.T.Dupont King of Cards Ligne 2

This is made of rhodium and shows much more contrast than just about any other S.T.Dupont lighter I’ve seen. It’s a somewhat larger production run given the details, but still rather limited.

Production: 288 Pieces

MSRP: $8,484

Launch Date: 2018

S.T.Dupont E-Slim

This is not for cigars, but S.T.Dupont has created an electronic lighter. The E-Slim features a variety of safety measures but is essentially restricted to cigarettes and cigarillos due to its small coil opening.

It can be recharged via USB and does not require butane.

S.T.Dupont Candle Lighter

If you’ve ever wanted to use the flat flame from the Slim 7 to light your candles, S.T.Dupont has made a lighter just for you. This elongated version features the same flat flame as the Slim 7, but designed for lighting candles.

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Charlie Minato
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