Updated: Oct 23, 2020
One of the most beautiful cigar bands to date isn't just amazing art. There is meaning to this one. Below you can see the breakdown of what has been constructed into the stunning Opus X cigar band.
1. Left Half of Oval:
In addition to forming the first half of the "O," it also serves as the letter "C," which represents company patriarch Carlos Fuente Sr.
2. Orange Glow:
Nickel mines in the mountains of Bonao radiate an amber light that can be seen at night from the Chateau de la Fuente tobacco farm.
3. Die-Cut Style:
The die-cut shape of the band is the same geometric pattern of most Arturo Fuente cigar bands, from the Don Carlos to the flagship Gran Reserva.
4. Torn Edge:
An allusion to Fuente Jr.'s childhood. As a boy, he tore a valentine down the middle, giving the first half to his sweetheart and keeping the other.
5. Double F:
The bond between father and son is central to the monogram. A pair of gilded "Fs" symbolizes both Fuentes—Carlos Fuente Sr. and Carlos "Carlito" Fuente Jr.
6. Right Half of Oval:
In addition to forming the second half of the "O," it also serves as the letter "C," which represents company president Carlos "Carlito" Fuente Jr.