Live, Light, Luxury: The S.T. Dupont Edition

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

What makes a S.T. Dupont lighter a Dupont? The man who’s captured luxury in his pens, leather goods, and other men’s accessories is most successful with his impressive collection of lighters. How do these lighters differ from other brands? What gives these lighters that wonderful, luxurious feel?

Simon Tissot Dupont started his luggage and leather goods store in 1872. Since the start of his shop he’s excelled and quickly established a name for himself. In 1941, S.T. Dupont mass produced the first luxury lighter and according to the S.T. Dupont website it’s all thanks to, “the Maharajah of Patiala who ordered 100 Chinese lacquer minaudière clutch bags for his consorts, each containing a solid gold lighter”.  That order took three years to complete, and the S.T. Dupont luxury petrol lighter was born.

These luxury lighters boast being made with the finest materials and craftsmanship and have a unique ‘cling’ sound every time you flip the top of the lighter.  The price of S.T. Dupont’s lighters can range anywhere from $300 to $8,000 depending on materials used and design of the lighter. As you’ll see below, while the price and materials change, the overall quality and stature of the S.T. Dupont brand does not.

S.T. Dupont Ligne 2 Diamond Head

This beautiful lighter is a newbie’s dream. The Ligne 2 collection stays in the lower end of the S.T. Dupont lighters at only $396. This particular model has the classic Diamond Head pattern with a palladium finish. The S.T. Dupont “D” logo is on the front with the engraved S.T. Dupont logo on the bottom along with its own serial number. This lighter fits beautifully for a new collector or just someone who wants to splurge. 

 S.T. Dupont Black Lacquered Ligne 2

The next S.T. Dupont lighter featured today is the S.T. Dupont Black Lacquered Ligne 2 lighter. While this lighter shares the same internal workings as the previous Ligne 2 model, this particular lighter is flawlessly made with black Chinese lacquer with gold finishes. The black Chinese lacquer is specially curated from a tree indigenous to China (the Toxicodendron vernicifluum).This black lacquer is strong, solid, and perfectly durable giving the S.T. Dupont lighters an edge. This lighter, of course, also produces the signature “cling” sound, has an adjustable flame, and an original serial number. 

 S.T. Dupont Tournaire Limited Edition Hard Rock Catacombs Ligne 2

This magical beauty is the crème de la crème of our S.T. Dupont lighter collection. The S.T. Dupont Tournaire Limited Edition Hard Rock Catacombs Ligne 2 lighter is truly a luxurious lighter and a collector’s dream. The unique skull and guitar design combined with absolute exclusivity makes this lighter the envy of all others. We carry one of the 31 pieces made. This S.T. Dupont lighter is part of the Ligne 2 collection and therefore possesses all of the same signature qualities. However, for $7,900 this special edition (and unbelievably stunning) accessory can set you apart in the world of luxury.

What’s your experience with S.T. Dupont lighters? Let us know in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you! 


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