Montegrappa Limited Edition Monopoly 85th Anniversary Fountain Pen
Ever since its launch, MONOPOLY has been a staple of family fun and a by-word for tycoon style. Now, Montegrappa celebrates 85 years of the world’s favourite board game with two dazzling anniversary designs – each the centrepiece of a special, private-edition gameboard.
A glittering two-volume issue channels the thrills of the iconic property-trading game with typical Italian bravado. Detailing on MR. MONOPOLY and 85TH ANNIVERSARY displays affection for a game that, since 1935, has provided millions with an entrée into the world of wealth creation.
Designed with all the playful extravagance of MONOPOLY money, each handcrafted volume uses vivacious, art-deco styling to echo the game’s 1930s origins – also a golden age of pen design. Lost-wax casting and low-relief engraving articulate the game’s rich visual language on options of sterling silver (85 fountain pens, 85 rollerballs) and 18K gold (8 fountain pens, 5 rollerballs).
MR. MONOPOLY’s famous top hat and cane combine in a finial/clip pairing with maximum pocket presence: a setting of five gemstones (zirconia or diamond, depending on option) brings added glitz to the game. Gems also feature on the barrel deco of 85TH ANNIVERSARY.
Every Montegrappa MONOPOLY Limited Edition is the centrepiece of a special, private-edition 50x50cm wooden gameboard, accompanied by eight sterling-silver player tokens. Made with winning moments in mind, writing instrument and play pieces can be stowed safely in concealed travel compartments.
Few inventions have been more successful at bringing families to the table than MONOPOLY. First marketed by Parker Brothers on 5 November 1935, sales of more than 300 million copies have seen it become not only the world’s best-selling game, but also a fixture of language and popular culture.
Since 1912, Montegrappa has been manufacturing high quality writing instruments in the same historic building in Bassano del Grappa, North East of Italy. Being the first Italian manufacturer of superior writing instruments, Montegrappa pens was dedicated to more than a century of peerless craftsmanship that defines an Italian brand, known around the world for its creativity and style.
Montegrappa has produced the pen of choice for authors including John Dos Passos, Paulo Coelho and Ernest Hemingway. Its pens are used by Popes, Presidents and Royalty. Illustrious users and collectors are known as Montegrappisti who include sylvester Stallone, Rudolf Schenker of Scorpions, Eva Longoria, Muhammad Ali, zinedine zidane and many others.
The skills and vision which have produced the finest pens have been applied to other accoutrements that enhance one’s life which range from Montegrappa Cult Collections, Icons Collection, leather accessories and time pieces that delight the user.
Appealing to the senses, Montegrappa has also introduced new collections to speak on elements of human nature that drive one to greater heights: Emozione, Passione and Desiderio are pens that reach into one’s soul.