What's the difference between S.T. Dupont Ligne 1 and Ligne 2 lighters?

What's the difference between S.T. Dupont Ligne 1 and Ligne 2 lighters?

In this blog post, we'll explore the exquisite Line 1 and Line 2 lighters, two masterpieces that epitomize the brand's commitment to sophistication and innovation. Join us on a journey through the legacy of S.T. Dupont as we illuminate the allure and sophistication of the Line 1 and Line 2 lighters, elevating them beyond mere accessories to true works of art.


S.T. Dupont line 1 (right) and line 2 (left) comparison


Both the Line 1 lighter boast a unique rectangular design with a rounded corners that distinguishes it from the angular structure of the Line 2. Characterized by clean lines and a minimalist aesthetic, the Line 1 lighter underscores a commitment to simplicity and elegance. In contrast, the Line 2 lighter adopts an elongated rectangluar form with bold angles. Its body is frequently embellished with a variety of materials, including lacquer, precious metals, and natural elements like Chinese lacquer, mother-of-pearl, and exotic woods, adding a touch of sophistication and diversity to its overall appearance. 

s.t. dupont line 2 and line 2 short comparison       s.t. dupont line 1 and line 1short comparison

The Line 1 lighter is available in a small version as well as a taller version. The Line 2 family is forever expanding, currently consisting of the Line 2, Line 2 Slim,  Line 2 Short, Line 2 Perfect Ping and the Le Grand.


s.t. dupont line 1 and 2 size comparison

The dimensions of the S.T. Dupont Line 2 lighter can vary, but it typically has a longer and narrower profile compared to the Line 1.
The length is usually around 37 x 11 x 62 mm.

The Line 1 is the thicker of the two models with the large model measuring 35 x 14 x 58 mm and t he small measuring 35 x 14 x 47 mm.

Flame Regulator

Line 1 BR with flame regulator           s.t. dupont line 1 bs with shut off valve

(Left - Ligne 1 BR with Flame Regulator Wheel

Right - Ligne 1 BS with Shut off Wheel)

The Line 1 lighters come in 3 varieties known as the BR (briquet reglable) and the BS (briquet standard) and the rarer petrol models. The major difference between the BS and BR varients is the ability to adjust the flame. The BR models include a regulator wheel to adjust and control the flame size. The BS model has a shut of valve in place of the regulator wheel. Petrol models are adjustable by extending the size of the wick.

s.t. dupont line 2 flame regulator valve

(Ligne 2 Flame Adjustment Knob)

Line 2 lighters are equipped with their refill valve underneath the lighter, indicated with an arrow. Simple turn towards the (+) to increase the flame and towards the (-) to decrease the flame. While the Line 2 was originally released with a single soft flame, the new additions have been adorned with a dual flame mechanism. This dual flame mechanism is ideal for afficianados who prefer a fast and even ignition of their cigars.

Flame Mechanism

(Line 1 Left/ Line 2 Right)

The Line 2 lighter features a robust and reliable flint ignition system. It produces a soft, adjustable flame suitable for lighting cigars, cigarettes, or other items. While the original models produced a single flame, all modern Line 2 lighters are equipped with a dual flame burner. This flame is designed with cigar aficionados in mind, creating a wide flame to evenly toast and ignite your cigar.

While the ignition mechanism remains largely the same for the Line 1 collection, these lighters were only produced with a single flame mechansim. This makes Them an ideal companion for cigar and cigarette smokers alike. 

Depending on the age of your model, the flame type can be modified by your local service center. Most lighters can be adjusted to either a single flame, a dual flame or even a pipe flame burner.

Price Point

Naturally, these distinctions trickle down to pricing. The Line 2, with its additional features and heftier build, often commands a higher price compared to the Line 1. However, both represent investments in quality craftsmanship and timeless elegance.

Which One to Choose?

Ultimately, the choice between S.T. Dupont Ligne 1 and Ligne 2 lighters boils down to personal preference. Are you inclined towards the sleekness of the Line 2 and enhanced functionality of the Ligne 2, or the vintage appeal of the Line 1? Consider your lifestyle, preferences, and the subtle nuances that resonate with your taste in luxury.

S.T. Dupont's Ligne 1 and Line 2 lighters epitomize refinement, each carrying its own distinct allure. Whether it's the slender sophistication of the Ligne 1 or the robust elegance of the Line 2, both exemplify the brand's commitment to unparalleled craftsmanship and style.

In the end, it's not just about owning a lighter; it's about possessing a piece of artistry and indulging in the finer pleasures life has to offer.