Specially manufactured to celebrate the 8th year of the 12-year cycle in the Chinese calendar, the limited edition pipes ‘Year of the Sheep’ are the eighth in a series of pipes that represent the Chinese Zodiac signs.
This year’s pipes are the classic Dublin in Group 4 (4105) in Chestnut and Cumberland finishes with a hand-cut marbled Cumberland tapered mouthpiece that bears the famous White Spot.
Each pipe is fitted with a 10mm Sterling Silver band engraved with the zodiac sign of a sheep and is supplied with a specially manufactured soft leather case, which is not available otherwise.
This edition is nominally limited to only 388 pieces worldwide in Chestnut finish and 388 pieces in Cumberland finish.
Since all numbers containing the digit 4 pipe have been excluded (4 stands for death in various Asian countries), there are actually only 313 pipes per finish being manufactured, of which only 312 pieces will be offered for sale. The edition number 1 will be kept in the White Spot archive.
Worldwide launch January 2015.
The Dunhill White Spot Zodiac pipe features:
Dublin – Shape 05 – Classic, straight White Spot shape.
Cumberland finish – Sandblast finish, Brown colour, Sandblasted finish invented in 1917 by Alfred Dunhill, brown variety introduced in 1979.
Vulcanite mouthpiece – Traditional hand-cut taper mouthpiece, individually manufactured & fitted for each single pipe.
Size – Group 4
10mm Sterling silver band – Engraved with image of the sheep.
Leather Pouch – soft lamb-nappa pouch with sheep embossing; pouch is not sold as individual product.
Limited Edition – Exclusive and collectable. Although stamped up to 388, only 313 pipes in this finish will be manufactured, of which only 312 units will be offered for sale.
Certificate – Individually numbered between 1 to 388 (omitting all numbers containing a 4).