Founded in 1872, S.T. Dupont has become synonymous with luxury accessories of unparalleled style, quality, and sophistication. This year S.T. Dupont celebrates its 150th anniversary and launches a special edition lighter to celebrate this important milestone. S.T. Dupont presents a ‘perfect ping’ Line 2 lighter to commemorate the very building where the artistry, superb craftsmanship, and magic all began – The Hotel Particulier.
The Hotel Particulier is a U.S. exclusive edition and is limited to 150 pieces.
History of “8 bis rue Dieu”
The post-war period coincided with a new start for the ‘Dupont’ family business which adopted a new name “Les fils de S.T. Dupont”. The Dupont brothers, Andre and Lucien, purchased a new building located at 8 bis rue Dieu in the Republique neighborhood of Paris housing 60 artisans spread out over three floors. Once there, they remained suppliers for department stores and were able to welcome prestigious clientele. Soon the grand private mansion grew to house 250 artisans to craft one-of-a-kind pieces along with their collections.
Printed Lacquer Technique
S.T. Dupont’s master craftsmen utilize a printed lacquer technique for this collection to animate the beautiful Maison portrayed on each lighter. The embossed images in sepia and cream tones are expertly crafted with a matte finish. Each side of the lighter features a different view of the iconic building.
The top and sides of the lighter feature the classic ‘micro-diamond head’ engraving perfectly accenting the images of the historic building on the lighter. The top of the lighter is adorned with the S.T. Dupont logo and the ignition roller is engraved with 24 grooved lines to enhance grip during ignition.
Material: Solid brass and lacquered printing technique