Habanos, S.A. introduces its new Línea Retro at the 35th Edition of the Havana International Fair

  • This new Línea Retro kicks off with two products: Partagás Capitols and Romeo y Julieta Club Kings
  • This novelty will be showcased at the fair, alongside a wide collection of classic products from the Habanos, S.A. portfolio and the most recent launches

Habanos, S.A will introduce its latest release at the 35th Edition of the Havana International Fair (FIHAV 2017):  the new Línea Retro, presented through two products, Partagás Capitols and Romeo y Julieta Club Kings. This highly appealing and modern-day proposal for consumers also boasts an unmistakeable retro charm in its design.

The new Línea Retro stands out for its metal box presentation. An attractive design inspired by the original pocket cigar holders that became so popular in the seventies. Nowadays, these pieces are highly-valued and sought after by collectors all around the world.

The Partagás Capitols and Romeo y Julieta Club Kings cigar cases feature a technical design developed exclusively for Habanos, S.A. that will solely be used for the Línea Retro product launches.

Each case holds 5 , with the vitola de galera Mareva (42 ring gauge x 129 mm length). Mareva is possibly the most popular format in the history of Habanos, and its dimensions have been for a long time considered the “standard” size versus all the other formats. With Partagás Capitols, the brand Partagás introduces again the Mareva to the brand’s regular portfolio.

The Línea Retro, consequently, joins the Habanos portfolio with the aim of gradually introducing this same concept to other brands.

35th Edition of the Havana International Fair

The Havana International Fair, which has been held consistently since 1983, is Cuba’s most important multi-sector trade fair and is considered to be among the most representative of all fairs in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event, that will run this year from October 30th to November 3rd, will take place at the EXPOCUBA exhibition centre.

Habanos S.A. will have a spacious stand in the Central Pavilion, in the same location as last year’s edition.

As well as the Línea Retro, with Partagás Capitols and Romeo y Julieta Club Kings, Habanos, S.A. will also showcase during the fair many other iconic and renowned vitolas and new launches presented in 2017. Among this year’s major releases highlight the following: H. Upmann Sir Winston Gran Reserva 2011, Línea 1935 de Montecristo, with three vitolas: Maltés (53 x 153 mm), Dumas (49 x 130 mm), and Leyenda (55 x 165 mm). The first two unprecedented in the brand; Quai D’Orsay and the new vitolas: No. 50 (50 x 110 mm) and No. 54 (54 x 140 mm), the new Romeo y Julieta Petit Royales (47 x 95 mm); the 2017 limited editions: Cohiba Talismán (54 x 154 mm), Partagás Series No. 1 (52 x 138 mm) and Punch Regios de Punch (49 x 120 mm). There will be also present the new releases for the specialized stores La Casa del Habano and for the establishment of the category Habanos Specialists: Trinidad La Trova (52 x 166 mm) and H. Upmann Connoisseur B (54 x 150 mm). 

About Corporación Habanos, S.A.

is the world leader in the commercialisation of premium cigars both in Cuba and the rest of the world. It has a network of exclusive distributors present in five continents and in over 150 countries.

Habanos, S.A. commercialises 27 Premium brands made Totalmente a Mano-Totally by Hand- under the Protected Denomination of Origin (D.O.P.), including important brands such as Cohiba, Montecristo, Partagás, Romeo y Julieta, Hoyo de Monterrey and H. Upmann, among others. After over 200 years, Habanos continue to be made and have been a benchmark for the entire world ever since.

For more information about the Festival and Habanos, S.A.:

For more information:

Habanos, S.A.: Daymi Difurniao Tel. 5372040513 ext. 565
Young & Rubicam:  
  Cristina Andreu Tel: +34 676 78 04 70
  Carla Lladó Tel: +34 669 54 69 09
The official Denominación de Origen Protegida (D.O.P.), or Protected Denomination of Origin used only to describe the most outstanding brands of cigars, which are manufactured in Cuba to the most exacting standards established by the Regulatory Council, from tobaccos grown only in particular areas of the island that are also protected as Denominations of Origin. In English the word translates as Havanas, which are widely considered to be the best cigars in the world.
The Havana-based company, jointly owned by the Cuban industry and the British Imperial Tobacco Group, which markets all 27 Habanos brands worldwide.
Totally by hand. A description created in Havana to differentiate between Cuban methods of making cigars by hand from the semi-mechanised metods used elsewhere that can legally be described as "Hecho a Mano" or "Hand Made".