S.T. Dupont of Paris has been making iconic luxury items for over a century. James Bond can be seen using a Dupont lighter from time to time. Since cigar smoking is considered a luxury hobby, Dupont has a wide range of options for cigar smokers, and all of their accessories are gift-quality.
The S.T. Dupont Minijet has been on the market for several years, and those made previous to 2017 use a horizontal line as an air vent. Picture above, the new lighters use a flame cutout for ventilation. Current models are a part of the James Bond 007 Minijet family and retail for $150.
The Minijet a lightweight, single-torch butane lighter that is compact enough to carry in your pocket easily. It uses standard butane to refill and lights easily with a side-squeeze ignitor. These is a flame-height adjustment screw on the base. Because these lighters are minimalist and small, the ignition trigger will only light when the lighter is upright, preventing you from burning your hand or functioning as a sort of child lock as well.
The flame is clean, straight and ignited well on every squeeze. Of course, a quality-built product like a Dupont should be both visually elegant and functionally flawless, and these lighters are certainly both.
The S.T. Dupont Minijet is available in a range of colors and designs directly from the Davidoff of Geneva online store. Pictured above are the Matte Black and Red Lacquered Minijets.