To showcase its superlative art of lacquering and to re-create a long-forgotten technique know only to the true master craftsmen, ST Dupont established itself as a leader in lacquered pens by introducing the Chairman pens series in early 1990's. The series consisted of Chairman Amber and Chairman Grenat pens. The base models were of the Montparnasse collection pens. Chairman Amber uses classical barleycorn guilloche (machinework) design covered with translucent Amber Chinese lacquer coating,
creating a fascinating play of light reflecting from the metalwork. The Chairman Grenat uses Guirland pattern of guilloche, much more intricate and complex than Barleycorn, and crimson red or ruby-colored Chinese lacquer coating, thus creating a stunning play of light, reflection and color. Each pen comes in a pinewood box with a "Chairman" metal plaque. This collection was an instant success and sold out shortly. The series went out of production by the end of 1994. The estimated number of pens produced is a few hundred pieces in each size.