predicesor to the Robusto. Usually 5″ by 50 ring originally half of the Double Corona size. The last quarter of the 19th century, Financier L. Rothschild told the Hoyo de Monterrey factory to develop a shorter cigar with a larger ring size, so that smokers could enjoy a richer taste without having to puff away at a full-length cigar. Baron Elie Rothschild of France ordered 2,000 each year.