A pair of premium coffee table books by author Aaron “Sig” Sigmond and published by Assouline are coming out ahead of the holiday season to celebrate Arturo Fuente’s 110th birthday.
“Arturo Fuente: Since 1912”, part of the Assouline Ultimate Collection, is Sigmond’s sequel to his best-selling Assouline Ultimate Collection, “The Impossible Collection of Cigars”. The hand-bound book celebrates the achievements of the last three generations of the Fuente family, their cigars, and how their family name and OpusX brand have become synonymous with epicurean global luxury. It includes over 125 original photographs by Ian Spanier and Oscar-nominated actor and director Andy Garcia. It is finished with authentic handmade cigar bands and presented in a handcrafted clamshell box.
It checks in at 240 pages, with a price tag of $1,200 in the US, £1,000 in the UK, and €1,200 in other countries.
“Arturo Fuente: From Dream to Dynasty” is part of the Assouline Icon Collection is a more compact yet in-depth edition that tells the story of Arturo Fuente and his famous craftsmanship that will be enjoyed by both the most dedicated fans of the brand and by the cigar wells. historians. Its 304 pages contain an extensive text that, according to the publisher, “preserves the legacy of Don Arturo for generations to come”. It is priced at $75 in the US, £62.50 in the UK, and €75 in other countries.
Sigmond is an internationally recognized authority on cigars who has traversed the cigar world, both personally and professionally, for over 30 years. He was the founding editor of Smoke magazine and The Cigar Report, as well as a contributor to Maxim, the cigar editor for Playboy magazine and the author of “Playboy: The Book of Cigars”. He has also written books on the watch brands Bulova and Accutron.
The books should be available from November.