The Maharaja of Patiala ordered for his wives 100 Minaudières – small evening handbags – with lacquer finish, each of which should contain a golden lighter, and thus founded the worldwide success story of the house S.T. Dupont. This order laid the foundation for the production of the first luxury lighter, which went into production in 1941.
In 2016, the brand celebrated the 75th anniversary of the first luxury lighter and reinterprets the first of its kind in a modern design with the new INITIAL line.
It is smaller than the classic line 2 and fits extremely well in the hand. The INITIAL series is available in gilded or white bronze with puristic squares or lines. In addition, the lighter has a double flame, which is common for cigar lighters. The nozzles are located on two sides, the resulting double flame ensures even with cigars for a uniform ignition.