French luxury brand S.T. Dupont has released Year of the Dog pen and lighter collection. This limited collection includes two pens and double-flame lighters set in solid bronze and finished in dazzling yellow gold. The inspiration came from the carvings of the traditional Chinese door and a ruyi, a ceremonial sceptre in Chinese Buddhism and a talisman symbolising power and good fortune.
The Year of The Dog Ultra Exclusive Collection includes the Ligne 2 dual-flame lighter and the Neo-Classic President pen. The collection’s Ligne 2 Lighter features an elegant door motif, an interior of red lacquer and a lovely dog carving.
Neo-Classic President pen features dog’s profile on both sides of the cap, while the red natural lacquer background pops behind the delicate yellow gold antique door motif. The fountain pen also features an 18-karat sold gold nib and Ruyi-style carved stand. The pen is priced at $19,500 and the lighter, $19,990. The Ultra Exclusive Collection is limited to 88 individually numbered pieces.
The Prestige Collection, includes the Neo-Classic President pen featuring an 18ct solid gold nib, red lacquer across its full length, finished with solid bronze and lucky Chinese patterns.
The Prestige Ligne 2, available in solid bronze, tiger eye stone and crystal rock, features the faithful animal against the traditional door motif on one side, and the Chinese ideogram on the other side. The pen is priced at $7,000 and the lighter costs $7,250. The Prestige collection is limited to 288 pieces.
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with S.T. Dupont’s regal Year of the Dog limited-edition pen and lighter collection.