Auction: Lot No. 1 H. Upmann Humidor
H. Upmann is one of the oldest brands of Habanos. Established in 1844, its range of sizes strikes an ideal balance between its strength of flavour,light to medium, and the unmistakable aroma and taste of its Habanos.
All H. Upmann sizes are made entirely by hand with long filler leaves grown in selected fields in Vuelta Abajo, the best tobacco region in Cuba.
Characteristics of the work:
This is a piece of furniture with simple lines but with elegant finishing touches that reflect the more classic style cigar humidors produced in Cuba. It was made entirely by hand from cedar and mahogany, Cuban woods which were duly selected and worked for the preparation of this humidor. Front opening, the door bears a carved brand logo and the name that identifies it at the top of the interior. Inside, placed around the logo of H. UPMANN in high relief, the humidor has 12 horizontal trays made in Cuban cedar. The arrangement of the drawers and humidifiers provides for optimal and safe conservation of all the cigars.
Dimensions: height 105cm, width 85cm, depth 58 cm. Interior capacity: more than 200 cigars.
This humidor contains 225 Habanos H Upmann brand: 25 Magnum 46, 25 Magnum 50, 25 Sir Winston, 25 Upmann No.2 and as special sizes that are not within the regular brand portfolio and which were created exclusively for tonight: 25 Upmann No.1 (42 ring gauge by 165mm long), 25 Noellas (42 ring gauge by 135mm long), 25 Robustos, 25 Magnum 48, and 25 Grandes (49 ring gauge by 168 mm long).
This piece is made by the artisan Neury Ges Alberto Santana, a member of the Cuban Association of Artisans and Artists (ACAA). Self-taught, he has works in private collections in different countries such as Canada, USA, France, Mexico, Spain and Japan. His humidors have been auctioned at the I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VIII, X Habanos Festivals.