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Bartolomeo Ferracina€ 1,950.00
Montegrappa Honours A Son of the Veneto –Bartolomeo Ferracina
Among the families of pens created by Montegrappa to honour the most notable personages throughout history is Genio Creativo. Following pens inspired by and dedicated to Dalì, Gibran, Stradivari, Modigliani, Canova, Tchaikovsky and Tiziano is a limited edition acknowledging the contributions of watchmaker Bartolomeo Ferracina. For Montegrappa, the honour has an added meaning, as Ferracina was not only a son of the Veneto: he was born in the same area as the home to Montegrappa.
At a time when fine watchmaking has been recognised as an art, as much as it is a skill, the great horological figures of the past are enjoying new-found respect. Among those who contributed to the development of the machines that tell us the time was Bartolomeo Ferracina, a watchmaker and engineer from Solagna, a little village adjacent to Bassano del Grappa.
While his projects involving hydraulics benefitted the municipalities in which he operated, it was his work with clocks for which Ferracina is celebrated. He produced models of many types and sizes, from pendulum clocks to those with automata, from table to tower clocks, including models with the indication of the lunar phases, the motion of the stars and the zodiac. He managed this even though limiting himself to applying existing knowledge, without having to invent any new mechanisms. His most notable contribution to the history of timekeeping was the reconstruction of the tower clock of Piazza San Marco in Venice, to the benefit of millions of tourists every year.
The Bartolomeo Ferracina Pens
Concomitant with his stature, the pen collection dedicated to Bartolomeo Ferracina introduces a brand-new silhouette for a Montegrappa writing instrument. It is, appropriately, voluminous and as imposing as the immense tribute of Ferracina to the art of watch-making and to the science of engineering.
Offered strictly as a fountain pen, the Ferracina limited edition exists in a total of 300 pens. It is produced in a series of only 100 unique items in each of the three colours of pearlised celluloid: a rich Malachite Green, Shiny Circles made up of shades of grey and Indian Rainbow in beige hues, all with a Sterling Silver trim.
Each pen is fitted with an 18k gold filigree-etched nib, available in the grades of Fine, Medium and Large. The nib’s filigree decoration is also found on the cap’s lower band, which also hosts the Montegrappa logo. The signature clip with the traditional rotating sphere reflects the sinuous curves of the new body form.
Aptly adorning the top of the cap is the perfect homage to Bartolomeo: it contains a functioning watch with a 16 mm diameter, which is detachable from the cap top. It contains a MIYOTA slim quartz movement, its octogonal-shaped crown positioned directly above the pocket clip.
Time-keeping, mechanical ingenuity and manufacture taking place entirely in Bassano del Grappa, all in one pen: there can be no better homage to Bartolomeo Ferracina.
Since 1912, for more than a century, Montegrappa has been manufacturing high-quality writing instruments in the same historic building in Bassano del Grappa, North East Italy.
La Grande bellezza Gemstones€ 398.00 – € 448.00
The historic Florentine brand Pineider is launching on the writing instruments market a new collection that aims to hit the hearts of every fountain pen enthusiast. There are a few innovations on the fountain pen: first of all I would concetrate the attention on the new nib unit made of 14kt solid gold rhodium plated. It immediately catches the eye for its unique cuts on the sides of the nib that provide an amazing flexibility and smoothness.It is available in many sizes from EF to Stub. Then there is the powerful magnetic closure of the cap that works perfectly even when placing the cap on the body.
I would like to give credit to the choice of colors for the splendid resins used: deep and vivacious colors that enhance the classical shape of the pen where the iconic clip in the shape of a quill is a constant reminder of the ancient art of calligraphy that is now attracting so many people around the world.
The fountain pen has a cartridge converter system and comes in a fascinating box made in the ahape of a writing desk containing a little paper set.
A glorious Italian production that reaches its excellence!
The Great Beauty
Beauty is an aesthetic canon capable of rendering a product eternal.
“La Grande Bellezza” pen exploits over thirty years of experience in a balance of form and proportions, that make it practically perfect, classic, never excessive.
The 2018 collection was inspired from the gemstones and the colors we have created recall very realistically the semiprecious stones that in the past have been imitated using celluloid material.
The Material :
Celluoid has been substituted with a new material , resin based , but with an high percentage of marble dust.
The marble dust was added for three reasons :
Make a harder compound to increase the shining of each colors with an high gloss polish.
Increase the specific weight of the material to make it more consistent.
Spread the colors range being the marble easily colored from the primers of the resin.
The result is incredible:
The black color is so deep that any other pen looks like just dark.
Lapislazzuli or Ematite can be mistaken for the real stones, just like all colors of the entire collection.
The quill nib :
A brand new nib was developed in 2017 and after long test is now ready for the release.
Following the world trend for flexible nibs, The quill nib can be defined as iperflex with an excellent memory.
The project was made to create a nib for daily writing and not for calligraphy whose performance are quite different.
The purpose of the new nib is clear: just writing pleasure for everybody, also for beginners, but do not forget that the nib is the extension of the hand and do not need any pressure to write.
The box is an extremely elegant Pineider escritoire, that includes a ream of Pineider’s world renowned cards and envelopes.
The collection includes a fountain pen, a rollerball pen, a ballpoint pen and a pencil in xx colors
Twist magnetic lock
Pineider Invention Patent
Pineider has patented a new pen locking system in its top-of-the-range models, combining the traditional appeal of the screw top with the immediacy and safety of magnetic closure.
Everyone at one time or another has had a badly closed pen slip in their pocket and stain a costly suit. The trouble with traditional closure is that it gives no indication of whether the pen is properly closed or not, so it’s only too easy in a moment of absent-mindedness to replace a pen whose cap has not been tightened as far as it will go.
In Pineider’s patented system, however, the polarization of the magnets permits soft opening and even more satisfying closure, allowing you to open the pen gently or else to watch it roll between your fingers until you hear the closing click.
The Clip: a goose quill
Since the fall of the Roman Empire the Goose Quill was the main writing instrument. The civilization of the modern World was written with the Goose Quill, from Magna Charta to the American Declaration of Independence. The Gigas Codex, the greatest book of the Middle Ages, which required 30 years of flawless work, was called “The Bible of the Devil” because of the hard work needed to complete. Esoteric sources associate the Quill with hope, balance and good luck.
The Goose Quill, chosen by Pineider as its distinctive trademark, is interpreted freely as a function of each pen destined to receive it, fulfilling the fundamental function of holding the pen and allowing it to make a beautiful showing of itself. The Pineider Quill will so become classic, young, technological, futuristic, always respectful of the principles of “Human Design”.
A bouquet of Quills will express all the creativity of the Pineider Brand, always fitted with an impeccable mechanism, which will facilitate its use on any type of fabric.
Collection: Fountain pen, Rollerball, Ball-point, Pencil
Material: Compound of resin and marble to imitate gemstones
Nib: Quill Nib 14 kts 585 iperflex
Closure: twist magnetic lock
Ring: engraved with calligraphers slang
Clip: activated quill in marine steel
Filling mechanism: converter / cartridge
Packaging: Pineider escritoire with matching paper and pen
Limited edition Heritage Ottilie e Alexander
The study and the ladies’ lounge at Faber-Castell castle superbly express the personalities of Ottilie and Alexander von Faber-Castell. With their extraordinary craftsmanship they inspired the fountain pens of our „Limited Edition Heritage”. The metal parts are made of solid silver. The grip, end cap and cap are adorned by the hallmark. The front end of the elegantly fluted cap is decorated by the double knurling characteristic for our Sterling silver writing instruments as well as by the intertwined
initials A, O, F and C – a display of filigree craftsmanship. The words “Handmade in Germany” are engraved in the decorative ring. The 18 carat, bicolour gold nib has been inscribed by hand. The end cap features an engraving of the collection’s name “Limited Edition Heritage” and the limitation of each of the fountain pens to 1,898 pieces, representing the year of Ottilie’s and Alexander’s wedding.
Fantasia Vintage Corsani limited edition€ 355.00
This new collection of fountain pens, created in partnership with Delta, stems from one of my dearest wishes: bring together pen lovers and the most noble material in the history of writing instruments; the celluloid. Who among the pen enthusiasts has never dreamed of owning one? Today the difficulties of acquiring, storing and processing Celluloid makes it all the more expensive and exclusive. To achieve this fantasy of mine I turned to the only company with passion, patience and ability to translate these wishes into reality: the master crafsmen of Delta. With all the vast expertise and knowledge these aritisans gave birth to the first Corsani project: Fantasia Vintage! It is a collection of fountain pens sober,elegant and very limited. The beautiful selected colors, emphasized by the warm iridiscent tones that only the organic nature of celluloid can offer, create an emotion that evokes a past never forgotten. For all those seeking exclusivity, for those who take comfort and pleasure writing rather than testing or just only for those who love the contact with an object made by hand according to the dictates of the best Italian crafsmanship tradition !
All the writing instruments of the Fantasia Vintage collection are turned by hand from solid bars of special celluloid in six different shades enhanced by white rhodium plated or 18kt gold trimmings. Fantasia Vintage is offered exclusively as a fountain pen with steel nib and features Delta's unique filling system, the “converter plus” that allows to fill the pen from the bottom simulating a piston. For those who would like to have a 14kt solid gold € 595,00. The central ring offers engraved representation of the charming and historic pattern, Greek Roman, obtained by the ancient goldsmith “lost wax” technique. Limited and numbered edition of 25 pieces per color : brown ( the only one with champagne gold trimmings), red/blue, turquoise, dark green, light green and bordeaux.
Montegrappa Extra Otto€ 925.00 – € 1,495.00
The newest addition to the famous Venetian house has the goal of becoming the true highlight of the catalog. The shape is inspired by the legendary motif that distinguishes the products Montegrappa: the octagon, example of geometric perfection!
The pen is made of three new colors of celluloid. Anyone with a modicum of familiarity with the world of fountain pens knows the production difficulties of using this noble material reflections unique color.
Produce today, then, the new colors, corresponds to an extremely brave challenge from an economic standpoint and costruttivo.La shape faceted octagonal celluloid makes even more fascinating along with silver trim 925%, the new group scrttura extra oro18kt conducted with Ebonite and the piston filler.
To make it even more exclusive, it will be built only 888 pieces per color: green malachite, pearl gray zebra and pearl gray lines shine. Price € 1,690.00 and € 1,090.00 for the fountain to the roller. Available from early April