A pair of high-end coffee table books from author Aaron “Sig” Sigmond and published by Assouline are coming out ahead of the holiday season in celebration of the 110th anniversary of Arturo Fuente.

“Arturo Fuente: Since 1912,” which is part of the Assouline Ultimate Collection, is Sigmond’s follow-up to his Assouline Ultimate Collection bestseller, “The Impossible Collection of Cigars.” The hand-bound book celebrates the accomplishments of the past three generations of the Fuente family, their cigars, and how their surname, and the OpusX marque, have become synonymous with epicurean global luxury. It includes more than 125 original photographs by Ian Spanier and a by Oscar-nominated actor and director Andy Garcia. It is finished with authentic hand-tipped cigar bands and presented in a handcrafted clamshell box.

It checks in at 240 pages, with pricing set at $1,200 in the U.S., £1,000 in the U.K. and €1,200 in other countries.

“Arturo Fuente: From Dream to Dynasty” is part of the Assouline Icon Collection is a more compact yet in-depth edition that tells the story of Arturo Fuente’s history and celebrated craftsmanship that will be appreciated by both the brand’s most devoted fans as wells cigar historians. Its 304 pages features an extended text that the publisher says “will preserve Don Arturo’s legacy for generations to come.” It is priced at $75 in the U.S., £62.50 in the U.K. and €75 in other countries.

Sigmond is an internationally recognized authority on cigars who has traversed the world of cigars, both personally and professionally, for over 30 years. He was the founding editor of Smoke magazine and The Cigar Report, as well as a contributor to Maxim, the contributing cigar editor for Playboy magazine, and the author of “Playboy: The Book of Cigars.” He has also written books on the watch brands Bulova and Accutron.

The books are scheduled to be available beginning in December.

Update (Sept. 20, 2022) — The published has updated the release date and is now calling this a December release. It had originally been scheduled to be released in November.

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