Montegrappa Limited Edition Leonardo Da Vinci Rollerball
A tribute to the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death Montegrappa announces its first Ultimate Craft limited edition – LEONARDO DA VINCI. This historical personality, who needs no further presentation, has been our inspiration for a new stunning pen design, capturing the essence of a true human phenomenon through a synergy of forms, materials and patterns.
Leonardo’s 500 piston-fed fountain pens and 500 rollerball pens are pleasingly crafted in satin stainless steel, finely low-relief engraved brass and organic olive wood. The Leonardo da Vinci writing instruments are made in beautifully contrasting materials, binding nature with technology: fine, aged olive wood for the barrel and satin stainless steel with brass details for the pen cap and trim. The cap top is molded in the shape of a peg of the era in which Leonardo lived, representative as a principle element of construction and mechanics. The cap body and signature clip are made of stainless steel fashioned in fretworks according to Da Vinci’s major geometric theories and concepts. The cap’s inner core is crafted in brass, the metal of choice for engineers during the time of Da Vinci. Its intricate low-relief engravings represent some of his recurrent technical drawings. The pens’ grip section in stainless steel is decorated with laser etchings of Leonardo’s stereometric half-moons.
All the intricate details of the pen, either engraved or skillfully cut-out on both caps and barrels, have been meticulously researched by our designers, and they retell the basics of primordial mechanics and geometric theory of the Da Vinci’s beautiful mind.
The collection boasts a piston fed fountain pen with an 18k gold nib, finely etched with Leonardo’s polyhedron models and matching rollerball.
The Leonardo Da Vinci is delivered with an amazing coffee-table packaging, including a disassembled scale model of Da Vinci’s fighting vehicle for the pen owner to construct, and a pen box inspired by Leonardo’s “magic cube!”