Imperiali Genève Emperador: Give that man a cigar! And a tourbillon

Imperiali Genève Emperador

True luxury goes up in flames. The Emperador made by Imperiali Genève is without a doubt the craziest cigar cabinet ever made. This mechanical device not only stores up to 24 cigars it also shows time on a flying tourbillon timepiece AND it functions as an ashtray. For the aficionado who has it all!

Imperiali Genève calls the Emperador “the most prestigious cigar cabinet ever made”. And they could wel be right. The Emperador cigar cabinet is the union of precision mechanics, exceptional materials, superlative watchmaking and state-of-the-art electronics. Inside the cabinet 24 cigars, each rolled in fine gold leaf and protected inside individual glass sleeves, are conserved in the most perfect environment achievable, thanks to a self-regulating humidity system. Specially developed and patented, it requires no human intervention and no additional water.

Sensual experience

Since fine watchmaking and fine cigars often go hand in hand, the Imperiali Genève Emperador has something for the avid lover of haute horlogerie as well. A flying tourbillon shows the time – which you easily lose track off whilst enjoying a fine cigar – and the Emperador’s accessories such as a cigar-cutter that delivers an ultra-precise cut, an ashtray that responds intelligently while the lighter produces the perfect flame. The Emperador is not just a cabinet, it’s an experience for the senses.


Mechanical movement wound by a device that operates without any manual intervention. The crown, positioned under the cabinet, is integrated into a reduction stage in contact with the electronically controlled device, which winds the crown at regular intervals to maintain sufficient and continues power reserve. • Made with well over 3,500 components – Gold, Chinese lacquer, rhodium, glass, Alucobond®, Alucore® with laser-welded inserts, composite fibres, aged aluminium alloy, high-resistance aluminium-zinc-copper alloy, nickel palladium, Flexathène®, antibacterial and antifungal material with aerogel.  • Length: 70 cm. Width: 45 cm. Height: 30 cm.

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Lex Stolk

The author Lex Stolk

Lex Stolk studied Journalism in Utrecht and it was during his time as a student he developed a passion for mechanical watches. He has spent his entire career in the publishing industry working for a wide range of publications before entering the watch world professionally seven years ago. His work for several watch publications made it possible for him to combine his love for both watches and magazines.