London based brand Alfred Dunhill have come a long way since their days of providing a line of essential automobile accessories. Now known primarily as a provider of high-end luxury goods and a longstanding sponsor of Gold tournaments, they have recently released a new line of turbo lighters largely inspired by the design of their iconic butane gas lighters.
Long the favourite torch choice of James Bond in both print and screen – back in the days when his love of smoking was rivaled only by his love and martinis and women – the Dunhill lighter is the ultimate fashion accessory for smokers with style.
Featuring an updated turbo gas mechanism, these new Dunhill Turbo Lighters are available in five different styles and boast a silhouette reminiscent of their classic sports lighters. The new range boasts a vintage style gas ignition on top of a patterned, steel rectangular body, with each model constructed from different premium materials – including mosaics, carbon fibre and wood.
Even if you are not a frequent smoker yourself, designer lighters are looking to go the way of hip flasks (no longer the exclusive domain of the alcoholic) and have become a fashionable ornament for people of all different backgrounds and opinions, especially with retro inspired fashion continuing to dominate the formal scene. Why not keep one on hand for a less health-conscious friend?
An elegant and timeless addition to any collection, this exquisite lighter is available for purchase now from the Dunhill website and various good boutiques. Prices range between £500-£750.