S.T. Dupont, founded in Paris, in 1872 has had a history of royal encounters. Founded by Simon Tissot Dupont and his son Andre Dupont, the company flourished under the expertise of evangelists of leather goods and goldsmiths. The company invented its first pocket petrol lighter in 1941 for the travel case of a Maharajah, after which they have crafted several travel cases and gas lighters for the HRH princess Elizabeth of New York, Duke of Windsor and such. Keeping the legacy, the company has introduced the new Ligne 2 Champagne lighter which is part of the venerable French firms Prestige Collection. It is made from solid 18 carat white Gold embellished with 468 brilliant cut diamonds and retails for $79,000.
There is also a matching fountain pen in solid 18 carat white gold with rhodium finished trim and 502 brilliant cut diamonds for $74,000. S.T. Dupont as recruited above, has always been highly regarded by the who’s who of the affluent community, but came into the limelight when some of its pieces were used by Daniel Craig while playing James Bond in Casino Royale.