|Alfred Dunhill Ltd
LEATHER CIGAR CASES
| You remove the white cardboard sleeve;
open the steel grey box with the proudly centred
unfold the velveteen cloth;
and can’t help but appreciate the exquisite leather cigar case.
|But does it live up to its looks?
The criteria - what to look for in a cigar case:
Besides beauty, the leather must be firm enough to protect the cigars;
Moulded grooves are essential to hold each cigar in place;
Telescopic – to allow for different length cigars;
The fit should be as close as possible to offer a reasonable seal - a “whoosh” of air as the case is closed;
Stream-lined design with rounded top and bottom, to ensure that the case will slip easily into a pocket;
The final touch – a leather lining that won’t snag the cigar, and is not too absorbent;
“Sidecar” – a distinctive, relatively new finish: “Bitter-chocolate” brown, almost black, with a subtle grain and elegant plated logo. The straight line of the outer sleeve neatly mirrors the straight edges of the logo.
According to “Affluent Page”, the inspiration for this finish goes back nearly 100 years, when Dunhill specialised in motoring accessories; in fact their motto at the time was “Everything But The Motor”. In 1915 they designed an elegant motorbike sidecar, catering to the gentleman motorcyclist.
“White Spot” – Black, grained calf leather from Spain, the home of the luxury cigar case industry.
Sophisticated styling, with the distinctive white spot – a symbol of perfection.
“Terracotta” - Traditional tan colour cowhide – quality leather with a smooth and tasteful appearance. Simply embossed with the elegant Dunhill logo.
Dunhill Sidecar Cigar Case; 2 Robustos; Dark leather
Dunhill Sidecar Cigar Case; 2 Cor.Extra; Dark leather
Dunhill Sidecar Cigar Case; 3 Corona.Extra; Dark leather
Dunhill White Spot Cigar Case; 3 Cor.Extra; Black leather
Dunhill White Spot Cigar Case; 2 Cor.Extra; Black leather
Dunhill White Spot Cigar Case; 2 Robustos; Black leather
Dunhill Terracotta Cigar Case; 2 Robustos; Tan colour cowhide
Dunhill Terracotta Cigar Case; 2 Cor.Extra; Tan colour cowhide
Dunhill Terracotta Cigar Case; 2 Churchill; Tan colour cowhide
A word of caution:
Most cigar cases do not have a built-in humidification system – so cigars cannot be expected to remain fresh for more than one or two days, especially in dry climates.
For longer periods, eg when travelling, try glass tubes or a travel case
Made in Britain
Razor sharp, smooth action, durable material, a perfect cut
What more could you ask of a cigar cutter
With modern technology one can regulate the evaporation rate of water to a set degree of Relative Humidity – in the case of cigars: 70%; Certain chemicals (tasteless and harmless) can be added to ensure that when the ambient Relative Humidity is about 70%, evaporation will stop. Now that means that as long as you keep your humidifier topped up
the RH will stay at this optimum 70%
Dunhill Humidity Control System
165mm x 65mm x 20mm – up to 200 cigars
Use only distilled water
A system which will maintain your cigars
at optimum condition - made in France in collaboration with CREDO™.
The secret of its originality lies in a physico-chemical solution. The principle is on the creation of a mélange of water and tension-active substances, which limits the potential of the evaporation of the water itself. The humidity of the air is a function of the composition of this mélange. Therefore, the system can control the Relative Humidity of the ambient atmosphere inside your humidor.
Dunhill Travel Humidor System
For the Dunhill Travel Humidor (up to 7 Churchill cigars) or any Case or Box for up to 20 cigars – a simple evaporative system to maintain the condition of previously humidified cigars.
180mm x 20mm x 18mm
|AUTHORISED STOCKISTS of DUNHILL White Spot products
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Because we always guarantee our products – anything that isn’t completely to your satisfaction can be returned (in original condition and packaging) for a full refund.
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