Davidoff Cigars presents its new limited edition Masterpiece humidor Royal Release, crafted by the French feather artist, Émilie Moutard-Martin.
“We are delighted to partner with the exceptional French feather artist, Émilie Moutard-Martin, to design this unique Masterpiece humidor Royal Release,” says Edward Simon, Chief Marketing Officer of Oettinger Davidoff AG.
Émilie Moutard-Martin fittingly associated the three stages of the cigar tasting experience with the time and rhythm known in dance. The aromas developing in the three distinct stages of cigar-tasting resonating with the three-four time of the waltz. So, she asked dancers to perform a waltz in her studio with paint on their feet and this is how the first designs evolved. “Observing Émilie performing her craft is watching a true artist. The finesse, details and creativity in her unique process of working with feathers made this outstanding Davidoff Masterpiece humidor indeed a work of art,” Edward Simon explains further.
How the dance took flight
Out of the dancer’s canvas, an imaginary maritime map came into focus, the curling figures revealing islands and the interweaving shapes creating a archipelago. Émilie selected peacock feathers and treated them with a technique which she developed herself, the feathers taking on a plant-like, organic quality.
A humidor at home in a gallery
Through the simple natural wonder of the feather, she brings the two worlds of Davidoff and dance together and their interplay gives rise to an original work, a flight of the imagination to the beat of the waltz. The humidor fits up to 250 cigars.
The five Masterpiece humidors Royal Release will be available at Davidoff Flagship Stores and selected Appointed Merchants in December 2019.
The Royal Release Perfecto cigars
Each humidor is accompanied by 50 Davidoff Royal Release Perfecto cigars, blended by Davidoff’s Master Blender for this masterpiece.
Length: 15.6 cm; 6”1/8
Wrapper: Dominican Republic
Binder: Habano Ecuador
Filler: San Vicente Ligero, San Vicente Mejorado Visus, Piloto Ligero, Hybrid Corojo/Olor Ligero and Dominican Criollo Visus