Montegrappa Limited Edition Muhammad Ali Gold Rollerball
Montegrappa's new "Icons" series pays tribute to cultural giants whose character and achievements lifted them to global awareness. The first Icon is Muhammad Ali, whose talent, drive and career created monumental changes in the sport of boxing and the way it is perceived. As a professional boxer, Muhammad Ali shattered stereotypes, not just with his enviable record in the ring, but with his larger-than-life persona outside of it. His good looks, unparalleled gracefulness, quick wit, his pacifism and conversion to Islam, his litany of memorable quotes, his comebacks: Muhammad Ali became a cultural force beyond the confines of sport.
To reflect elements of Ali's varied, eventful career, Montegrappa integrated a number of relevant details into the "Tribute to Muhammad Ali" series. The 18K gold fountain pen nib sports a "raised arms" silhouette of the victorious boxer above the name "Ali". The barrel bears the colors of his boxing shorts in white pearlized resin with black stripes. The solid gold clip recalls the stitching on Ali's boxing gloves. The cap's profile follows the arc of a speed bag, crowned with the squared shape of the "World Championship" diamond-encrusted ring worn by Ali. The great man's signature is found on the cap, with the legend "The Greatest of All Time" engraved around the top. The Icons "Ali" with solid gold clip and trim is limited to 61 fountain pens and 56 rollerballs.