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Pens launched over the last six years

Pens launched over the last six years

To mark our sixth anniversary, we celebrate iconic writing instruments launched over the last six years.

Graf Von Faber Castell Pen of the Year 2012 Graf Von Faber Castell Pen of the Year 2012
2008
Tibaldi Phoenix and Dragon Box Set
Tibaldi Phoenix and Dragon Box Set
Tibaldi Phoenix and Dragon Box Set
The Dragon and the Phoenix - both highly revered Chinese mythology symbols - have found their way into Tibaldi's exquisite set of fountain pens. Handpainted with intricate detailing, the writing instrument features a winding cap and an 18-carat gold nib. First launched in 2008, these were limited to just 99 pieces. Tibaldi's Phoenix and Dragon fountain pen box set is priced at Rs 5.54 lakh.

2009
Visconti Edvard Munch The Scream
Visconti Edvard Munch The Scream
Visconti Edvard Munch The Scream
With this pen, Visconti pays homage to renowned Norwegian artist Edvard Munch and his much-coveted work, The Scream (circa 1893). Crafted in black resin with sterling silver appointments, the piston-filled masterpiece is enhanced with a 14-carat gold nib. Since its launch in 2009, only 338 pieces have been available worldwide.
Price: Rs 94,500.

2010
Montegrappa Bruce Lee Fountain Pen
Montegrappa Bruce Lee Fountain Pen
Montegrappa Bruce Lee Fountain Pen
Montegrappa commemorated the 70th birth anniversary of martial arts legend Bruce Lee with this pen of significance (a part of the marquee's Icon series). While the cap and barrel feature exquisitely carved sterling dragons, the nib - in 18-carat gold - features the profile of the martial arts star and the crown fashions a perfect Yin-Yang. Available only through auction with prices estimated at Rs 27 lakh onwards.

2011
Caran d'Ache Yuri Gagarin
Caran d'Ache Yuri Gagarin
Caran d'Ache Yuri Gagarin
To mark the 50th anniversary of the first manned spaceflight on April 12, 1961, Caran d'Ache created a prestigious Yuri Gagarin Limited Edition that paid homage to the Russian astronaut. Only 50 fountain pens and 50 roller pens - all gold-plated - were produced for the edition. The pens are made of black lacquer, the cap features Gagarin in his spacesuit, and the clip is set with a black diamond - all evoking the infinity and darkness of space as well as the sparkle of the stars.
Price on request.

2012
Graf Von Faber Castell Pen of the Year 2012

An ode to supreme craftsmanship, Faber Castell's Pen of the Year 2012 blends the hue, textures, and richness of 1,700-year-old German wetland oakwood and yellow gold. The intricate and detailed process of the 24-carat gold leaf gilding technique used in the instrument dates back to the Egyptian era, over 4,000 years ago, and the crown features a chessboard-faceted citrine gemstone. This handcrafted marvel is limited to 1,500 pieces.
Price: Rs 2.92 lakh.

2013
Montblanc Albert Einstein
Montblanc Albert Einstein
Montblanc Albert Einstein
Montblanc's Albert Einstein writing instrument, a part of the marquee's Great Characters Edition 2013, is the most notable collector's item this year. Adequately futuristic in its aesthetics, the pen pays homage to the E=MC» genius. It is limited to 3,000 pieces, the number that represents roughly one hundredth of the value so essential to Einstein's vision of the universe.
Price on request.