After reading the couple threads where people were tripping about new cigars not having the old 3 dots on the band...
Series D. No. 4.
I called up the La Casa del Habano in Nürnberg and asked them to send me one from the most recent box they had. Thomas told me the freshest ones he had were tubos and I told him that would be fine. So I ordered a few goodies and today they arrived.
Here are the cigars I received
And here are the details of the D No. 4 band
So there you have it. Partagas changed the band to having one single dot. Proved by a cigar from a source that is indisputable.