Dresden has been a home to the Saxon kings for centuries. Located on both banks of Elbe river, it is the fourth largest city in Germany today. Despite 40 years of the Soviet rule and controversial bombing during WWII by the allies, the city's cultural and historic influences remain strong. To pay hommage to the beautiful city, frequently called "Elbflorenz" (Florence of the Elbe), ST Dupont was commissioned by the prestigeous German jeweler "WEMPE" to make this special lighter. Only 25 pieces were produced, making it one of the most rare and hard to find lighters. The gatsby size black chinese lacquer with palladium accents lighter bears Dresden's Coat of Arms - a Lion with a firey red tongue and 2 pillars.