S.T. Dupont celebrates the Year of the Dog in a very special way.

As we’ve come to expect year after year, S.T. Dupont, the Parisian manufacturer of lighters, pens, handbags, and perfumes, has decided to release a very special collection of pens and lighters in order to celebrate the Chinese New Year. This year is the Year of the Dog, and the French brand honors it with a pair of double-flame lighters complemented by two very special pens.

Set in bronze and flaunting a sublime yellow gold finish, these items were inspired by Chinese wooden doors and Ruyi – small objects that are said to bring about power and fortune.

Let’s analyze each piece closely.

Starting off with the Ultra-Exclusive Neo-Classic President pen, we notice a dog profile that adorns both sides of the cap. There’s also a yellow gold door motif that boasts red natural lacquer. The nib is made out of 18-karat solid gold, while the special stand comes with a Ruyi-style design of its own. Oh, this pen costs $19,500, by the way, which is definitely an intimidating price tag.

S.T. Dupont's Year of the Dog Pen and Lighter

Moving on to the Ultra-Exclusive Ligne 2 double-flame lighter, this piece also comes with complex door motifs, a carved dog, and red natural lacquer elements. Priced at no less than $19,996, the lighter has decorative guilloché patterns on its ignition roller.

S.T. Dupont's Year of the Dog Pen and Lighter

Both the pen and lighter are a part of a limited edition of 88 units each. This makes them incredibly exclusive and sought-after. If these two are a bit too expensive for your taste, you could get your hands on the Prestige Neo-Classic President pen, which costs $7000 and is available as both a fountain and rollerball.

Last but not least, the Prestige Ligne 2 double-flame lighter is limited to just 288 units, and it costs $7,250. It includes 18-karat yellow gold elements, and it shares some design cues with its more expensive cousin.

Whether you’re a connoisseur or just a luxury enthusiast, this S.T. Dupont collection is definitely worth some attention. For more information about this collection, you should head over to S.T. Dupont’s own website.

S.T. Dupont's Year of the Dog Pen and Lighter

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