Davidoff Unveils Zodiac-Inspired “Year of Collector’s Edition” Cigar Collection

Basel, Switzerland, February 2024 – Davidoff Cigars is proud to announce an unparalleled collector’s item, the “Davidoff The Year of Collector’s Edition.” This exclusive collection marks the culmination of a twelve-year journey, celebrating the Chinese zodiac with limited edition cigars from 2013 through 2024. Limited to just 100 sets, this exquisite assembly comprises 96 premium handmade cigars, featuring eight for each year’s zodiac-inspired edition, from the Year of the Snake to the Year of the Dragon.

A Zodiac Journey with Davidoff The odyssey began in 2012 with the launch of the Davidoff Cuveé Selection 2012, inspired by the Year of the Dragon, initially released exclusively in Asia. This sparked the creation of a global series, starting with the Year of the Snake Limited Edition in 2013. Each zodiac sign’s unique traits were intricately woven into the cigars’ formats, blends, and innovative packaging, reflecting the character and stories of the zodiac. “The zodiac signs guide our designs, from the larger signs inspiring more generous cigar sizes to the Rabbit perfecto, which unveils its complexity gradually,” explains Edward Simon, CMO at Oettinger Davidoff. This collection not only offers a seamless zodiac journey from box to cigar but elevates craftsmanship and packaging design to unprecedented heights.

The Collector’s Edition: A Masterpiece of Craft and Design Housed in a stunning cabinet with twelve wooden trays within a vibrant red casing, the “Davidoff The Year of Collector’s Edition” is a homage to Chinese culture, from its tea ceremony-inspired tray design to the pagoda-evoking stacked arrangement. Each tray, bearing gold-engraved zodiac icons, release years, and cigar formats, is a tribute to the respective zodiac year. A numbered plate on the casing adds a touch of exclusivity, denoting each set’s unique place in this limited edition.

Exclusive Launch and Availability The collection will debut on Chinese New Year at Davidoff of Geneva since 1911 flagship stores in Hong Kong, New York City, and Geneva, with availability following in the spring of 2024. Interested collectors are encouraged to reserve their set at these flagship locations.

About Oettinger Davidoff

Oettinger Davidoff Group, with sales of around 500 million Swiss francs and over 3,900 employees around the world, traces its roots back to 1875 and remains family-owned to this day. The company is dedicated to the business of producing, marketing, distributing and retailing premium-branded cigars, tobacco products and accessories. The premium-branded cigar business includes Davidoff, AVO, Camacho, Cusano, Griffin’s, Private Stock, Zino and Zino Platinum. Oettinger Davidoff Group is also the sole agent of many brands in several countries such as Haribo in Switzerland. Its business is anchored in a strong “crop to shop” philosophy, having pursued vertical integration from the tobacco fields in the Dominican Republic and Honduras to its global network of 65 Davidoff flagship stores/satellites and strong appointed merchants in over 130 countries.