The new Partagás Captitols, the petit corona that comes in retro tin packaging, will get it Swiss launch next week, according to Intertabak AG, the distributor for Habanos S.A. products in the country.
The cigar, which comes in the Marevas vitola, measures 5 1/12 inches (129mm) long with a 42 ring gauge. It’s part of a series called Habanos Línea Retro, which so far has only one additional member, the Romeo y Julieta Club Kings, which was released earlier this year. Habanos S.A. described the size as being “possibly the most popular format in the history of Habanos,” adding that it has long been considered the “standard size” of cigars.
For the Partagás marca, the Capitols is a reintroduction of the Marevas size to the line, as a pair of discontinued cigars have also used the size. The Partagás Petit Coronas was discontinued in 2002 after being on the market since before the 1960s, while the Partagás Petit Privados, a tubed cigar, was discontinued in the 1980s.
The Partagás Capitols will be available in La Casa del Habano locations in the country as of Aug. 12, and at Habanos Specialists as of Aug. 19. It is priced at CHF 65 ($71.40) per pack of five cigars. The Partagás Capitols tins are packed in a more traditional-looking Partagás box, each holding 10 of the tins.
Images courtesy of Intertabak AG.