For the twelfth consecutive time, Davidoff releases a limited edition, the Year of the Dragon Limited Edition 2024, to celebrate the Chinese New Year in style. With this release, Davidoff, for the first time, completes an entire zodiac cycle which began in 2013 with the Snake. Today. It consists of a limited-edition Double Corona cigar composed of eight different tobaccos, a special pipe tobacco blend, a cutter, an ashtray, a Masterpiece Humidor, and an additional, very limited Gran Toro cigar exclusively available for the Davidoff of Geneva since 1911 flagship store customers.
The Dragon is the largest and most important character in the entire zodiac, and large is the collection that Davidoff releases in honor of it. “To close this entire Chinese zodiac cycle with many highlights for our aficionados, our creative teams worldwide have outdone themselves in their respective spheres,” says Edward Simon, CMO at Oettinger Davidoff. “We reflected the importance of the Dragon with our largest zodiac cigar thus far: an impressive double corona with an uncut foot. Furthermore, our very limited gran toro cigar, an intriguing pipe tobacco blend, and state-of-the-art accessories and packaging design make this collection one of the most exciting of the entire cycle. I am immensely proud that our series has proven to be so successful and that we can fill our aficionados’ time beautifully with our products.”
The limited-edition Double Corona (50 x 190 mm – 7 1/2″) is composed of 8 different tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Ecuador, which in total have a combined age of 60 years. The cigar surprises aficionados with an uncut foot, meaning that the first 2.5 cm of the cigar will be enjoyed without the wrapper.
The cigars come in a stunning box of ten cigars. The top surface of the box shows a captivating iridescent varnished dragon scales pattern all over. The powerful Year of the Dragon icon in the center holds a pearl, which symbolizes wisdom, prosperity, and fortune in Chinese culture. A wooden tray inside the box reveals two cigar sections divided by a silky red ribbon inspired by the Dragon’s tongue. The retail price is $59 per cigar, and the production is limited to 19,500 boxes worldwide.
The Year of the Dragon Masterpiece Humidor is Davidoff’s most exclusive product for this zodiac and the epitome of elegance and power. It is handmade in France and shows an eye-catching artwork resulting from a collaboration between two renowned artists. The Chinese oil painter Zhang Zhaoying created his vision of the legend of the two Dragons, and the mosaicist Sika Viagbo brought it to life on the humidor with a remarkable mosaic of hundreds of pieces of glass, mirror and brushed brass worth 200 hours of handicraft.
The humidor is numbered and comes with 88 Gran Toro cigars measuring 56 x 152 mm (6″). There are only 25 pieces available worldwide, and the retail price is $49,000. It has the same blend as the Double Corona and uncut foot.
The Davidoff Year of the Dragon Flagship Exclusive marks the brand’s second special release around a Chinese zodiac exclusively available for the Davidoff of Geneva since 1911 flagship store customers. The impressive box in the Year of the Dragon design offers 24 Gran Toro cigars, otherwise only found in the Masterpiece Humidor. 600 boxes of 24 cigars will be sold in flagship stores worldwide.
The Year of the Dragon Ashtray comes in a round shape with two slightly angled notches and offers a generous space for two cigars and ash. The 588 numbered pieces ($490) are crafted from premium porcelain in France. The German-made gold-plated Year of the Dragon Cutter ensures a precise cut for up to RG 56 due to its razor-sharp double blades. The serial number is neatly engraved on the palladium of each of the 588 available pieces ($530 a piece).
From November 2023 (launch dates and availability may vary depending on the country), the Davidoff Year of the Dragon Limited Edition cigars and accessories will be available at select Davidoff-appointed merchants and flagship stores worldwide.