S.T. Dupont Diamond Case: Mobile Office 1.0

How better for Dupont to celebrate its 135th anniversary than by creating an up-to-the-minute travel accessory made in its customary hand-crafted fashion?

While the 19th Century traveller may have required writing paper, ink, spare nibs, pipe-cleaners and cologne, today’s globetrotter has different priorities. Inside the Diamond Case, yes, you will find a cigarette lighter and a fountain and ballpoint pen set - but these are made from palladium, and there’s also a matching 2GB USB key set with a black diamond (the jet-black jewels are inset on the luggage clasps, too).

The modern traveller can place their laptop at the heart of their black crocodile-skin Diamond Case - which unfolds to form a portable desk - while nooks and crannies conceal hidden delights essential for inner peace: a copy of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Little Prince for a little bedside reading, an S.T. Dupont scented candle, and even a mini teddy bear.

But the most amazing feature of the case is the Diamond Leather that forms the lining: it’s had diamond powder added to it during the tanning process. A method devised by Lucien Dupont in the 1930s, the practice gives the leather a dazzling shine and light while making it resistant to shocks, abrasion and even heat.

The Diamond Case costs from 45,000 euros. However, for those looking for something a little less comprehensive, S.T. Dupont offers a luxury leather goods collection made of the same Diamond Leather. This comprises a laptop-document holder, a shopping bag, an extra-flat laptop bag, and men’s and ladies’ document holders.

For further information, see www.st-dupont.com

Text: Classic Driver
Photos: S.T.Dupont

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