April 11, 2017 - Zippo, maker of the world-famous windproof lighter, celebrates its 85th anniversary in 2017. Over the years, the brand has amassed a legion of fans, given consumers new ways to enjoy Zippo, and cemented itself within popular culture.
Committed to quality and boundary pushing design since 1932, the company is proud to have produced over 550 million windproof lighters and 300,000 lighter designs. With presence in over 200 countries, the brand enjoys a truly global following.
In recent years, a strong diversification strategy and successful product launches have seen Zippo evolve into a true lifestyle brand. In addition to windproof lighters, Zippo Manufacturing Company has expanded into outdoor equipment, accessories, eyewear, apparel and fragrance.
One of the most recognized brands in the world, the Zippo windproof lighter has a unique and instantly recognizable design and signature ‘Click’ sound. The Zippo brand has established itself as a symbol of American style, seen in the hands of influential people from the worlds of fashion, art, music and film.
To celebrate the milestone and the company’s illustrious history, Zippo has created two commemorative lighters; a high polish chrome finish lighter with a laser engrave/auto engrave imprint and a limited edition Armor® high polish chrome finish lighter featuring a 360-MultiCut engraving process with epoxy inlay and lustre buff.
Watch a behind the scenes video at the design process of this limited edition collectible.