Castello: Perla Nera Dupont Billiard

Product Number: 002-386-4199

The dress black finish is difficult to achieve, and Castello experimented mightily before finding techniques adequate for the established prestige of the marque, but the results have been spectacular since the inception of this finish. The bowl on this Billiard offering is slightly squatter than normal and features a rim studded with dark, rugged plateau. The gently tapering shank-and-stem combination offers smooth lines and creates a pleasing profile that's perfectly suited for a pipe with such classic distinction.

This particular piece was notably crafted in collaboration with S. T. Dupont, the historic French company that's renowned for their luxury goods. Fitting for such a classy brand, this piece features an ornate silver army mount engraved with Castello's iconic castle logo along the topside and the Dupont Paris logo along the bottom. The army mount also allows the stem to be removed easily and at any time, even while the pipe is still hot, without having to worry about damaging the shank or mortise. The striated lines that wrap around the mount pay tribute to the brushed finish often seen on Dupont lighters, resulting in a truly elegant composition from the esteemed Italian workshop.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.61 in./142.49 mm.
  • Weight: 1.44 oz./40.82 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.35 in./34.29 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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