The name Latitude is taken from a terrestrial globe and speaks to the cosmopolitan nature of discovery and venturing beyond the known.
The Latitude model was introduced in 2005. It retains the clean economy of form of the original Hard-edge, and adds a dimensional, ridged design to the casing. The geometric pattern is achieved through a method called “diamond cut” in which patterns are made with a diamond tipped engraving bit. "We took the unusual, if inefficient, approach of employing this technique used for jewelry and the ornamentation of metal, and applied it to polycarbonate" The effect is simultaneously luxurious and utilitarian.
A family-owned business based in Tokyo, Tsubota Pearl have been producing lighters since 1952. Founder Hiroshi Tsubota chose the name “Pearl” after the world’s first cultured pearl was invented in Japan.
A truly sustainable object is something that has replaceable and repairable parts.
If you need a replacement wick or flint, feel free to reach out to email@example.com and we'll send you more for a small shipping fee.
If you need help repairing, replacing, or refilling, check out Tsubota Pearl's video series here.
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