In the world of precision and unparalleled elegance, few names resonate as powerfully as ST Dupont. Renowned for its legacy of producing exquisite writing instruments, lighters, and accessories, the brand has seamlessly merged artistry with functionality for decades. Now, in a groundbreaking collaboration that fuses the realms of luxury and motorsport, ST Dupont has joined forces with the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans race to create an exceptional collection of pens celebrating the centenary of the famous endurance race.
Now that the wheels and engines of the participating cars have cooled down, we can take a closer look at the results of the event that kept more than 235,000 spectators in attendance this year. Among the car manufacturers that brought their cars to the start line were Porsche, Ferrari, Peugeot, Toyota, but the victory ultimately belonged to the Ferrari team who finished the race at the wheel of the #51 car driven by Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado and Antonio Giovinazzi. The Toyota team managed to get 2nd place with one of their cars and Cadillac came in 3rd.
The aforementioned ST Dupont collection commemorates the centenary of the inaugural 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Tapping into its impressive expertise, the brand has dedicated its craftsmanship to create a truly magnificent collection that consists of writing instruments, lighters, leather goods and even collector’s sets. In addition to the bold, eye-catching colours and aerodynamic design that looks like it’s been plucked from the racetrack, each piece proudly bears the hallmark of the famous endurance race.
Enthusiasts can choose between the classic Defi (available as ballpoint version) and its larger Line D counterparts (available as fountain pen and rollerball pen), and can pair them beautifully with lighters boasting the same colour scheme. For those new to the world of cigars, for example, this is a great opportunity to build a serious collection as there is also a cigar cutter available in gold or chrome finish as well as a 2-cigar case.
Great for everyday use, the Defi series ballpoints come in 3 colours: red with gold accents as well as blue and white with chrome accents. Three versions of Slim 7 lighters in gold, blue and white, together with 3 versions of keyrings complete the range. Those who want a more premium option can choose any version from the Line D series, which they can pair with the larger Ligne 2 lighters. On top of that, enthusiasts can complete their leather goods collection with a wide range of products: from card holders and wallets in the finest leather to travel bags and backpacks, all personalised with the famous ‘Circuit de la Sarthe’ race logo.
Connoisseurs and collectors alike have yet another reason to rejoice as the collection also consists of 4 collector’s sets, one more beautiful than the other. The first is the 24 Hours of Le Mans Limited Edition Set, a true collector’s piece with a production limited to only 188 copies. Each piece in this range pays tribute to the iconic colors of the circuit, combining blue lacquer with yellow gold finishes. This combination reflects the hues of the circuit and symbolizes the alternating day and night during the 24-hour race. The objects in this range showcase an 8-shaped motif, a lucky number that also represents movement. These elements will simply delight automobile enthusiasts with their elegant design reminiscent of legendary race cars’ lines.
If you’re a motorsports enthusiast or collector, you can’t miss this collection because it’s a real treasure. To learn more about it, check out ST Dupont’s website here and get your hands on one of these marvels until they are sold out.