To hold the lighter they also introduced a fine case, made of very heavy fine grained leather, fully lined then hand stitched and molded.
Sliding the top off the case presents the first glimpse of the lighter, in this case part of the ST Dupont Ligne 2 lighters (there was also a Gatsby model).
The lighter began life as a single solid block of brass that is then machined before a guilloche pattern or Chinese Lacquer is applied. After final assembly the lighters are tested for function as well as a distinctive "ping" or "clink" when the cap is opened. If it doesn't look right, work right or even sound right it never gets out of the door.
The pens were fashioned in a similar Chinese Lacquer patter and came in two sizes, the standard and an X-Large version as shown here. The nibs are 18K gold in a semi wrap around format and are always extremely smooth. The caps are slip on that self center during the last quarter inch or so of travel and seat with a reassuring click.
Here you can see all three together.
Next time I'll look at another Ligne 2 lighter, a Black Chinese Lacquer version done in a cigar band motif.