WHITE SPOT CENTENARY
THE WHITE SPOT
When Alfred Dunhill started to manufacture its
own pipes in 1910, he laid down that every pipe was to be fitted with a
hand-made Vulcanite or Cumberland mouthpiece for each individual bowl. Fitted
correctly, those mouthpieces are perfectly aligned to the stem.
From 1912 onwards a small white dot made from ivory
was inserted to mark the top of the mouthpiece, thus facilitating for the user
the correct re(positioning) of the mouthpiece onto the pipe to customers and
In addition to this practical function, the ‘White
Spot’ quickly became recognised as a silent, subtle symbol of sophistication, an
unostentatious sign that stood for the quality of a dunhill pipe, but also
communicated to a third party observer the superior taste of the owner’s choice
Thus, Alfred Dunhill’s White Spot
pipe was born and soon registered as the international
Over the years, the size of the White Spot varied
slightly and from the early 1950’s onwards, due to changed legislation, the
ivory dot was replaced with white resin material.
Alfred Dunhill’s White Spot pipes continue to be the
most recognisable in the world and continue to set the standard in and for the
This Companion Set pipes have been specifically
created and manufactured as a limited edition to celebrate the Centenary of the
invention and introduction of Alfred Dunhill’s White Spot.
The set consists of:
• Limp Companion Case
• Bruyere Billiard Gr.2
• Black Briar Billiard Gr.2 (2103)
• 20 pipe
The pipes are fitted with 10mm Sterling silver bands
with celebratory inscription engraved.
The companion case, made from dark brown Poacher
leather contrasted with tan Tradition bridle and white lamb nappa leather and
black micro cashmere, is a re-edition of the Limp Companion case featured in
Alfred Dunhill’s 1920’s catalogue.
It was manufactured in our London workshop and is
only available as part of this set and will be highly collectable.
Being the Centenary, the production is strictly
limited to only 100 sets world-wide.
Worldwide launch August / September 2012.
|Subject ‘White Spot’
||- To celebrate the 100 years of the introduction of the ‘White
||Small, robust, practical kit – ideal for travelling or as a
|Limp Companion Case
||- Re-edition of 1920’s model|
- Coat pocket
- ideal for ‘on-the-go’
- Brown, robust Poacher leather
contrasted with tan Tradition bridle & white lamb nappa leather and black
- special Centenary embossing on lid
- manufactured in
London workshopbr> - only available as part of this set
||- Shape 03 – best-selling White Spot shape|
||- Bruyere, smooth mahogany red, Vulcanite mouthpiece|
Briar, smooth black, Vulcanite mouthpiece
||Taper mouthpieces, individually cut, shaped, and finished for
each single pipe|
||Group 2 – small to medium size|
|Precious metal bands
||- Sterling Silver = 92.5% pure silver|
- engraved with WHITE
SPOT Centenary artwork
||20 highly absorbent pure Cotton cleaners; tapered for ease of
||only 100 sets worldwide|
||Individually numbered and
Copyright © 2012 by TECON GmbH
with friendly support of Alfred Dunhill LTD. London