Montegrappa Passione Rollerball
Embarking on a journey to touch the soul of the writer, Montegrappa – Italy’s oldest and most respected manufacturer of fine writing instruments – has identified three of the most important human conditions that feed the poet, the songwriter, the belle-lettrist, the lover. Emozione, Desiderio and Passione form a triumvirate of pen families that express our most powerful thoughts and feelings.
Passione means more to Italians than the obvious heated desire and obsession. It can also mean fondness, the pursuit of a hobby, or the love of a sports team. Whatever definition it is employed for, it always stands for interest beyond the merely passing. It can demonstrate a love so strong that it can barely be contained, whether for a person or a musical genre, for art or sculpture or the theater, or even for collecting inanimate objects. Like its sibling, Desiderio, Passione can also be inescapably sexy.
The Passione collection is made in celluloid, presented in four hues. Two represent the unlimited lust and passion in the extreme, in sizzling orange and spicy cinnamon, while the Mediterranean blue and the vertical Zebra stripes convey magnetic qualities with a slightly cooler touch. The nature of this material ensures that the color patterns of no two pens will be identical, adding a bespoke touch.
Inevitably, the Passione collection oozes with sensuality. It strikes the writer through its sinuously curved pocket clip, underlined by the two matching enamel lines, and a voluptuous shape, ending with the traditional 1912 high-relief logo. Each writing instrument in the Passione family is trimmed in 925 sterling silver trim.