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Dunhill 1890 Motorites & Travel Lines

With over 100 years of history, Alfred Dunhill is a brand which is rich, yet complex in its perception. It began with the dream of one man- Alfred Dunhill- the quintessential English entrepenour. Obsessed with detail, fanatical about quality and craftsmanship, his talent lay in creating exquisitely designed, ingenious accessories for the perfect gentleman.

Alfred Dunhill inherited a harness business in 1893 at the age of 21. Alfred soon saw that the age of the automobile was coming and decided to convert his father's factory from horse-drawn carriage accessories to motor accessories. “Dunhill Motorities” was soon born and Alfred was fast at work inventing and creating all possible accessories. The pioneering of early motoring ment drivers needed to be fully equipped for any conditions or hazards. When taking to the open road, in what were not much more than horseless carriges, driving goggles, the “Bobby Finders” and the “Windshield Pipe” (which protected the smoker while driving) , were essential accessories. It was this sort of innovation in response to the customer's needs that would make Dunhill the leader in its field.

Alfred supplied everything that was required from weather proof trunks, cases and leather coats to altitude meters to assist up and down motoring - from voltometers and clocks for the dashboard to lamps as well as horns of extraordiany shape and musical ability which could frighten off the sleepiest drivers of old-fashioned horses and carts.

From the 1900s on Alfred Dunhill produced accessories for the Pipe, Ciagrette and Cigar smoker. In 1906, the first pipes and tobacco shop opened on Duke St. The shop soon came to be known for its customized blends. Each customer could come and create his own recipe, noted in a little book entitled “my mixture.” This is a prime example of Dunhill's ability to tailor itself to the customer's needs. In the 1920s the compendium Cases were created. Comprising a cigarette case, ivory notepad, a lighter, a propeling pencil, penknife, a watch and stamp compartment. Such cases were soon adapted for the cigar and pipe smoker.

Alfred also manufactured Pipes (with its famous white dot), lighters (the highlight being Pablo Picasso’s gift to his mistress Dora Maar. With her portrait engraved on the tiny lid).

In 1933 the New York store opened in the Rockefeller Center on 5th Ave. At that time three events influenced sales and creativity:The Silver Jubilee of George V & Qween Mary, the funeral of George V and the coronation of George VI. Royalty, rulers, Indian princes, polititians, diplomats, movie and theater stars from Europe and America all passed through Dunhill.

Today Alfred Dunhill still caters not only to the English gentry but also to the hip and stylish business man and woman. Having created business suites eather ready made or to order. Impecable accesories for Cigar and Pipe smoker. A line of cigars to rival any Cuban and Pipe smoking blends as good as any of the estyblished Danish brands.


1930 Picasso Lighter


2005 Motorites Bag
Dunhill White Dot Humidor
Dunhill Pipe

Dunhill Pipe Tobacco



Dunhill Humidors


White Spot Makore
50 & 100 capacity

With over 100 years of history, Dunhill is a brand which is rich, yet complex in its perception. It began with the dream of one man - Alfred Dunhill - the quintessential English investor. Obsessed with detail, fanatical about quality and craftsmanship, his talent lay in creating exquisitely designed, ingenious accessories for the perfect gentleman.

Whom do we have to thank for the humidor – for the opportunity to keep cigars stored for a long time without loss of quality in the most unsuitable conditions? The inventor of this technology for the correct storage of cigars is rightly considered to be Alfred Dunhill.

It is a historical fact that in 1907, he first installed a cabinet in his London shop that was specially equipped for storing this easily-damaged product. Thick wooden walls, tightly fitting doors and a small water container in one corner – and that was all the technology it took.The water container ensured a high level of humidity, and the thick walls and tightly-fitting doors prevented the humid air from escaping outside and concentrated it all inside the cabinet. Ideal conditions for cigar storage. But this revolutionary novelty was not particularly popular.

The reason was that at that time cigars could be kept in ordinary cellars – they weren’t too cold, but they were sufficiently humid. And that, incidentally, was what many cigar retailers and some inveterate smokers did, since practically every house had a cellar. But this state of affairs came to an end in the middle of the 20th century with the widespread introduction of central heating in Europe, which made the cellars warm and dry, thoroughly unsuitable for the storage of capricious tobacco products. Mr. Dunhil then created the first desktop humidor around 1930.

Today the Dunhill desktop humidors hold from 50 to 100 and 200 cigars.The travel humidors hold from 10 to 20 and 25. Both types carry the Dunhill humidity control system.Which, will maintain a relative humidity of 70%. The best conditions being between 68% to 73% optimum humidity.

Every humidor is fashioned in a traditional style, exuding an air of refinement and exclusivity. Using exquisite wood veneers, like Thuya, Acaju, Macassar Dark,Mahogany and Macassar Ebony. The interior of each box is beautifully lined in Spanish cedar.

Each humidor is cut and assembled by hand. The fit of the lids to the rest of the box is so precise that the only air it gets is when the owner opens it. The hinges are made to Dunhill’s strict specifi cations and installed by hand.

The gloss will take several days and steps. The final product is a precious piece of master cabinetry.


White Spot Makore
50 & 100 capacity

White Spot Travel
10 capacity

White Spot Travel
10 capacity



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#1462 Dunhill Small Sidecar Travel Black Leather Humidor
Dunhill Leather humidors are individually handmade by genuine leather master craftsmen. We use only the best hand-dyed and hand waxed leather specially tanned for Dunhill. The design of our Dunhill humidor is classically inspired. The character of each piece derives from painstaking attention to detail and the artistic flair of our Master Craftsmen. The black sidecar grained leather humidor is the optimum protection for your valuable cigars while traveling. The Dunhill humidor contains a concealed magnetic closure system. Also an internal self-regulating humidification system, which guarantees a constant relative humidity of 70-72%. Finish off with a natural spanish cedar lining. The Capacity is 10 Cigars. Dimensions: Small ? 9 1/2 L x 9 1/2 W x 1 1/2 H.

Accessories | Humidor: Dunhill
Accessories | Humidor: Dunhill

#1463 Dunhill Small White Spot Travel Black Leather Humidor
Dunhill Leather humidors are individually handmade by genuine leather master craftsmen. We use only the best hand-dyed and hand waxed leather specially tanned for Dunhill. The design of our Dunhill humidor is classically inspired. The character of each piece derives from painstaking attention to detail and the artistic flair of our Master Craftsmen. The black white spot grained leather humidor is the optimum protection for your valuable cigars while traveling. The Dunhill humidor contains a concealed magnetic closure system. Also an internal self-regulating humidification system, which guarantees a constant relative humidity of 70-72%. Finish off with a natural spanish cedar lining. The Capacity is 10 Cigars. Dimensions: Small ? 7 L x 8 W x 1 1/2 H.

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