14 février 2017
Following in the footsteps of the Cave de Paille humidors introduced in 2015, Davidoff now launches a new humidor within the Masterpiece series. Crafted by the renowned French marquetry artist, Rose Saneuil, the theme of the series is inspired by the Damajagua region in the Dominican Republic where Davidoff has been cultivating tobacco since 2002.
“We are thrilled to partner with an exceptional French marquetry artisan, Rose Saneuil, to develop this unique Damajagua Humidor Masterpiece. Her Masterpieces are breathtaking as the artist mixed 25 selected materials to create them, using tobacco leaves picked from Damajagua, for the very first time in marquetry,” explains Charles Awad, SVP – Chief Marketing Officer at Oettinger Davidoff AG. Other materials used in the creation of the humidors include wood from sycamore, pear and walnut trees, straw, parchment, shagreen and lamb leather. A total of 318 pieces were used in the decoration of each of the 20 limited edition humidors.
The interior of the Humidors is made of Gabon wood, known as okoumé, from central west Africa. Each Humidor is equipped with three proprietary Davidoff De Luxe regulators and a removable basket and holds up to 250 cigars. It is a variation of the Géant humidor, measuring 550 x 356 x 180 mm.
The first Damajagua Humidor (# 1 / 20) will be proposed at the Auction of the Procigar Festival 2017 in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. It will come with a Master Blender’s selection of 50 Toro Damajagua cigars (made of 30 % Damajagua tobacco).
The charity auction benefits three different organizations helping children, elderly and preserving the Dominican Republic heritage: the Voluntariado de Jesús con los Niños (non-profit organization for ill children), the Hospicio San Vicente de Paul (retirement home for low income elders) and the Monumento a los Heroes de la Restauración. The starting bid is US$: 25,000
The release date is set for late April 2017.
Limited to: 20 humidors
Retail price: n/a
Humidor model: Géant
Comes with 50 Damajagua Toro cigars
Diameter: 152 x 21 mm | 6 x 52
Binder: San Vicente Mejorado Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republicx