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This beautiful lighter is the height of luxury

The ultimate way to light a cigar.

A Bic will get the job done, but this "nearly matchless piece of machinery" could be the ultimate tool for lighting a cigar. Made by the Paris-based luxury brand S.T. Dupont, the Complication Lighter ($41,000) consists of 200 interlinking parts, "most of which are visible through its skeletonized body." The case and working parts are finished in palladium or yellow gold and adorned with a diamond and nine rubies. A two-digit combination code unlocks the lid, and wheels spin as the cap opens and closes. Sliding knobs adjust the flame from a soft plume to an intense jet.