Montegrappa Limited Edition Reminiscene 105th Silver Fountain Pen
As Time Goes By … the Montegrappa Limited Edition Reminiscene 105th Silver Fountain Pen Returns
A century after it first appeared, an ageless Montegrappa classic has returned. Launched in 1915, its creators could not have known that they designed an enduring masterpiece that would even find resonance in its name: Reminiscence.
This evergreen Elmo & Montegrappa writing instrument, from the early days of both the fountain pen and Montegrappa itself, re-emerged in 1983, then again in 2001. Here, in 2017, the time is right to recall the elegance of the Reminiscence family. The new, celebratory edition also honours a birthday, and is so-named Reminiscence 105th Anniversary Collection to mark 105 years since the founding of Montegrappa.
Remarkably, few of its aesthetic details have changed since its birth – in fact, almost none have been altered and this realisation speaks volumes about true and timeless designs. Only the dimensions are slightly larger then those of the vintage models, but the air of gracefulness remains constant.
Its form is the essence of Montegrappa, characterised by the pen’s octagonal barrel and cap shape, a Montegrappa motif that continues to symbolise the brand. Made entirely in polished Sterling Silver, the Reminiscence is adorned with hand-engraved Liberty designs.
Reminiscence 105th Anniversary Pens will be offered as fountain pens only, in a limited edition of only 105 examples, commensurate with the years that have passed since the formation of the brand. The fountain pen is piston-fed, with 18k gold nib and ebonite feeder, available in the grades Extra Fine, Fine, Medium and Broad.
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.