IPCPR 2019: Prometheus

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Having covered the Prometheus booth four out of the last five years, I consider myself somewhat familiar with the company’s offerings every year for the IPCPR Convention & Trade Show. While there are fewer overall products this year than has historically been the case, the items on display that included humidors, lighters, cutters and cigars are no less impressive. This year also marks the 15th anniversary for the God of Fire brand, and so quite a few of the new products were related to that in some way.

As has been the case the past few years, the Prometheus booth is dominated by a large depiction of the company’s namesake at the far end, with display cases all around the exterior holding various products. The front cases are reserved for the newest items, and some of the cases located inside the booth were new as well. 

2019 Prometheus Cigar Tubes

These are the same size as others that have been released before and can still hold a 6 1/2 x 56 cigars, but in two brand new finishes: Black Lacquer/Gun Metal and Black Matte/Gun Metal.

MSRP: $49.95

Release Date: 2019

Production: n/a

2019 Limited Edition God of Fire 15th Anniversary Humidor by Prometheus

There are only two finishes for this commemorative humidor release—Black Lacquer and Macassar Ebony—but both hold the same cigars, both measure 14 x 14 x 9 3/4 inches and both are designed told hold up to 175 cigars.

Both versions of the serial numbered humidor also include two Prometheus Optima Humidifiers that are made in France and one digital hygrometer. There will be a total of 50 humidors split evenly between the two finishes, and each hold the same 60 limited edition God of Fire cigars.

  •  30 God of Fire KKP Special Reserve Piramide 58
  • 30 God of Fire KKP Special Reserve Gran Toro 56

MSRP: $5,500

Release Date: 2019

Production: 100 Total Humidors (25 Black Lacquer and 25 Macassar Ebony)

2019 Prometheus Gun Metal Cutter H

Only available in one finish—Gun Metal— this cutter features double blades and can cut up to 60 ring gauge cigars.

MSRP: $69.95

Release Date: 2019

Production: n/a

2019 Limited Edition God of Fire 15th Anniversary Prometheus Cutter H

Although it sports a similar cutting design to the 2019 Prometheus Gun Metal Cutter H, that is where the similarities end, as this version is a black lacquer base with the Prometheus Bound art accented in rose gold. It is also limited to 500 pieces and priced $10 higher.

MSRP: $79.95

Release Date: 2019

Production: 500 Total Cutters

2019 Limited Edition God of Fire 15th Anniversary Prometheus Magma X

Featuring the same Prometheus Bound art accented in rose gold on the exterior of the lighter, the flame for the Magma X is a jet turbo flat flame. Only 500 are being released and it features a patented dual punch cutter that swings out from the bottom.

MSRP: $99.95

Release Date: 2019

Production: 500 Total Lighters

2019 Limited Edition God of Fire 15th Anniversary Prometheus Magma T

The same Prometheus Bound art accented in rose gold, but with a triple torch. This is also limited to 500 pieces, and it has the company’s patented dual punch cutter on the bottom of the cutter.

MSRP: $110

Release Date: 2019

Production: 500 Total Lighters

2019 Fuente Fuente OpusX Serie “Heaven and Earth” Travel Humidors

As has historically been the case, Prometheus is releasing custom made Travel Humidors filled with OpusX cigars. This year there are three specific cigars, all packaged in 10-count humidors. However, despite the new purple foot bands, Park told me that the blends for the cigars have not changed. In addition, every box is serial-numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

  • Fuente Fuente OpusX Serie “Heaven and Earth” BBMF Maduro Travel Humidor

MSRP: $75 (Travel Humidor of 10, $750)

Release Date: 2019

Production: 200 Humidors of 10 (2,000 Total Cigars)

 

 

  • Fuente Fuente OpusX Serie “Heaven and Earth” Tauros the Bull Travel Humidor

MSRP: $60 (Travel Humidor of 10, $600)

Release Date: 2019

Production: 200 Humidors of 10 (2,000 Total Cigars)

 

  • Fuente Fuente OpusX Serie “Heaven and Earth” Purple Rain Travel Humidor

MSRP: $45 (Travel Humidor of 10, $450)

Release Date: 2019

Production: 200 Humidors of 10 (2,000 Total Cigars) 

2019 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente OpusX Forbidden X “Purple Rain” Humidor

While the Limited Edition Fuente Fuente OpusX Forbidden X “Purple Rain” Humidor by Prometheus features the same number of cigars and the same dimensions as last year’s 2018 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente OpusX Forbidden X “Stairway to Heaven” Humidor by Prometheus— 14 x 14 x 9 3/4 inches, big enough to hold up to 175 cigars—that is pretty much where the similarities end. The price is a bit higher, the number of different cigars you get is lower—albeit some very expensive options—and there are fewer humidors being released overall.

This year, there will be a total of 90 humidors available in five different wood selections: Macassar ebony (25), blue sycamore (25), red sycamore (19), black lacquer (13) and yellow sycamore (8). Regardless of which wood option is chosen, 80 special Fuente cigars are included, with each humidor retailing for $7,250.

  • 10 Fuente Fuente OpusX BBMF
  • 10 Fuente Fuente OpusX BBMF Maduro
  • 10 Fuente Fuente OpusX Tauros the Bull
  • 10 Fuente Fuente OpusX Tauros the Bull Maduro
  • 20 Fuente Fuente OpusX Purple Rain
  • 20 Fuente Fuente OpusX Rare Black

MSRP: $7,250

Production: 90 Total Humidors (8 Yellow Sycamore, 25 Macassar Ebony, 19 Red Sycamore, 25 Blue Sycamore & 13 Black Lacquer)

Launch Date: 2019

2019 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente OpusX “Destino al Siglo” Humidor by Prometheus

In addition to the Limited Edition Fuente Fuente OpusX Forbidden X “Purple Rain” Humidor by Prometheus above, the company is also releasing four different versions of the 2019 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente OpusX “Destino al Siglo” Humidor by Prometheus, all of which include 50 Don Arturo Gran AniverXario cigars. There will be a total of 85 humidors, each of which measures the same 21 1/4 x 11 x 5 1/2, and all of which are made in France and can hold up to 175 cigars. In addition, there will be four different wood selections available: Blue Sycamore (26), Red Sycamore (20), Yellow Sycamore (13), and Green Sycamore (26). Regardless of which wood option is chosen, 50 Don Arturo Gran AniverXario cigars are included, and each humidor will carry a retail price of $5,000.

  • 10 Don Arturo Gran AniverXario Sun Grown  Belicoso
  • 10 Don Arturo Gran AniverXario Natural Toro
  • 10 Don Arturo Gran AniverXario Sun Grown Toro
  • 10 Don Arturo Gran AniverXario Churchill Gordo
  • 10 Don Arturo Gran AniverXario Churchill

MSRP: $5,000

Production: 850 Total Humidors (26 Blue Sycamore, 20 Red Sycamore, 13 Yellow Sycamore & 26 Green Sycamore)

Launch Date: 2019

Opus6 2019 Release

As was the case last year, a total of 2,000 travel humidors of the November 2019 release of Opus6 will be available, but this time in only four different colors, each priced at $260: Macassar Ebony (500 total released), Red (500 total released), White (500 total released) and Black (500 total released.) In addition, each of the travel humidors will include three different publications: 20 Years of Fuente Fuente OpusX, The Fuente Story Passion behind the Tradition and Legacy and Journey to Chateau de la Fuente.

Each November 2018 Release of Opus6 humidor include six different limited edition cigars:

  • One Fuente Fuente OpusX Love Affair
  • One Fuente Fuente OpusX King Power
  • One Fuente Fuente OpusX Tiger Shark
  • One Fuente Fuente OpusX Taurus The Bull
  • One Don Arturo Gran AniverXario Toro
  • One Fuente Fuente OpusX Phantom

MSRP: $260

Production: 2,000 Total Boxes (500 White, 500 Macassar Ebony, 500 Red & 500 Black)

Launch Date: November 2019

Opus22 2019 Release

It should be no surprise that there is another Opus22 release this year, and the details are very close to previous years as well: 22 limited edition cigars packaged in four different boxes that have the names of the cigars printed on the outside, all contained within a master box. Limited to 500 boxes total, each release has an MSRP of $975 and will be shipped out in two shipments: 350 in November 2019 and 150 in May 2020.

Each Opus22 2019 box will contain the following limited release cigars:

  • One FFOX Forbidden X 13 Belicoso
  • One FFOX 888 Especiale Natural
  • One FFOX BBMF Natural
  • One FFOX BBMF Maduro
  • Two FFOX King Power
  • Two FFOX Phantom
  • One FFOX LFMF
  • One FFOX LBMF
  • One FFOX Piramide 56 Especiale
  • One FFOX Shark
  • One FFOX Tauros the Bull
  • One FFOX Tiger Shark
  • One Fuente Fuente Forbidden X Churchill Maduro
  • Two Fuente Fuente Forbidden X Double Robusto
  • One Fuente Fuente Forbidden X Toro
  • One Angel’s Share Churchill
  • One Angel’s Share Toro
  • One Don Arturo Gran AniverXario Churchill
  • One Don Arturo Gran AniverXario Toro

MSRP: $975

Production: 500

Launch Date: 2019

November 2019 Release of The OpusX Story

In addition to the Opus6 above, there will be a total of 1,250 travel humidors of the November 2019 release of The OpusX Story, albeit with only four cigars instead of six and only one of the same publications. There will be a total of five different colors available, each priced at $175: Macassar Ebony (250 total released), Red (250 total released), Blue (250 total released), Yellow (250 total released) and Black (250 total released.) In addition, each of the travel humidors will include two different publications: 20 Years of Fuente Fuente OpusX.

Each November 2018 Release of The OpusX Story humidor include four different limited edition cigars:

  • One Fuente Fuente Forbidden X Robusto
  • One Fuente Fuente Forbidden X Double Robusto
  • Two Fuente Fuente Forbidden X Toro

MSRP: $175

Production: 2,000 Total Boxes (250 Yellow, 250 Macassar Ebony, 250 Red, 250 Blue & 250 Black)

Launch Date: November 2019

2019 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente OpusX Purple Rain Black Lacquer Prometheus Collection

This year, there are two different collections of lighters and cutters, with the first being the 2019 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente OpusX Purple Rain Black Lacquer Prometheus.

As the name suggests, all of the items in this collection feature a black lacquer background and purple logo, including the 2019 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente OpusX Purple Rain Black Lacquer Prometheus Cutter H, which is made with double steel blades and retails for $79.95.

Next is the 2019 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente OpusX Purple Rain Black Lacquer Prometheus Magma T which retails for $110. Then there is the 2019 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente OpusX Purple Rain Black Lacquer Prometheus Ultimo X, which carries an MSRP of $99.95 and features a triple torch flame and a punch cutter on the bottom. Finally, the collection includes a 2019 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente OpusX Purple Rain Black Lacquer Prometheus Magma X, a triple torch lighter with double punch cutters on the bottom that retails for $99.95.

2019 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente OpusX Purple Rain Black Lacquer Prometheus Cutter H

MSRP: $79.95
Production: 500 Total Cutters
Launch Date: 2019

2019 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente OpusX Purple Rain Black Lacquer Prometheus Magma T

MSRP: $110
Production: 500 Total Lighters
Launch Date: 2019

2019 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente OpusX Purple Rain Black Lacquer Prometheus Ultimo X

MSRP: $99.95
Production: 500 Total Lighters
Launch Date: 2019

2019 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente OpusX Purple Rain Black Lacquer Prometheus Magma X

MSRP: $99.95
Production: 500 Total Lighters
Launch Date: 2019

2019 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente OpusX Purple Rain Black Matte Prometheus Collection

Exactly like the Black Lacquer versions above in every way, except that the background color is a black matte finish instead of black lacquer.

2019 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente OpusX Purple Rain Black Matte Prometheus Cutter H

MSRP: $79.95
Production: 500 Total Cutters
Launch Date: 2019

2019 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente OpusX Purple Rain Black Matte Prometheus Magma T

MSRP: $110
Production: 500 Total Lighters
Launch Date: 2019

2019 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente OpusX Purple Rain Black Matte Prometheus Ultimo X

MSRP: $99.95
Production: 500 Total Lighters
Launch Date: 2019

2019 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente OpusX Purple Rain Black Matte Prometheus Magma X

MSRP: $99.95
Production: 500 Total Lighters
Launch Date: 2019

2019 Limited Edition God of Fire 15th Anniversary Prometheus Ultimo X

Another triple torch, another limited edition of 500 lighters, another patented dual punch cutter on the bottom.

MSRP: $99.95

Release Date: 2019

Production: 500 Total Lighters

Sencillo Black Piramide 60 No. 4 and Black Piramide 60 No. 5

The third and fourth additions to the Sencillo Black line measure 4 1/2 x 60 and 5 1/2 x 60 respectively and are each sold in boxes of 10.

  • Sencillo Black Piramide 60 No. 4 (4 1/2 x 60) — $10.50 (Box of 10, $105)
  • Sencillo Black Piramide 60 No. 5 (5 1/2 x 60) — $10.95 (Box of 10, $109.50)

Release Date: 2019

Production: Regular Production

God of Fire KKP Special Reserve Piramide 58

New size, new bands and a new name. God of Fire KKP Special Reserve Piramide 58 comes packaged in a 10-count travel humidor that retails for $399.50.

MSRP: $39.95 (Box of 10, $399.50)

Release Date: 2019

Production: n/a

God of Fire KKP Special Gran Toro 56

Details about the God of Fire KKP Special Gran Toro 56 are exactly the same as the Special Reserve Piramide 58 except that the Special Gran Toro 56 is longer, a bit thinner and there is a different background color on the box.

MSRP: $39.95 (Box of 10, $399.50)

Release Date: 2019

Production: n/a

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Brooks Whittington
About the author

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.

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