Montegrappa’s Icons Pens celebrate notable figures in the fields of sport, culture and entertainment. Previous Icons include Muhammad Ali, Bruce Lee, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. 2014 is the year in which Brazil will host the FIFA World CupTM. It is thus a pleasure for Montegrappa to celebrate the Brazilian footballer who changed the game for all-time: Pelé.
Many experts, former players, current players and football fans regard Pelé as the best player of all time in general. In 2014, he received the FIFA Ballon d’Or Prix d’Honneur in recognition of his career and achievements. Named one of the “Top 20 Most Important People of the 20th Century” (Time Magazine) and “Football Player of the Century” (FIFA), Pelé today maintains his commitment to the sport and to society by fulfilling various roles as spokesperson, ambassador and philanthropist.
Honouring a football legend like Pelé, Montegrappa spared no effort to create The Pelé Heritage Collection. The Heritage collection features models with solid gold or solid silver trim. The top of the cap is shaped to represent a football, atop a crown that reads around its circumference ‘All Hail The King’. The colours of the Brazilian flag form the surface of the cap in yellow, with green surrounding the crown. Inspired by the original championship trophy, the spring-loaded clip features cabochons on each side.
The barrel of the Heritage version is finished in guilloché under translucent blue enamel to create the impression of Pelé’s familiar shorts, complete with a ‘notch’ at the bottom. The barrel’s blind cap matches his socks, finished with green-and-yellow stripes. At the nib end, the surround is etched with Pelé’s signature and the dates of 1958-1962-1970, the years Pelé won his three FIFA World CupsTM.
Engraved on the nib is the classic image of Pelé’s ‘bicycle kick’, while the opposite end of the barrel is engraved with the individual serial number. The Heritage solid silver trim edition consists of 1283 fountain pens and 1283 rollerball pens representing the number of goals scored in his entire career, while the gold edition is limited to 10 fountain pens and 10 roller balls, signifying his jersey number.
About Montegrappa Pens Italy
Montegrappa Italy was founded in 1912, literally, the oldest Italian Pen manufacturing company. It’s original name was established as Elmo Montegrappa Company along the shores of River Brenta; situated in one of the most peaceful and tranquil region of Bassano del Grappa in North East Italy.
The Montegrappa Pen Company literally goes through the baptism of fire as it went through the First World War and Second World War before reaching the hands of Lalex Group in 1982 headed by Gianfranco Aquila.
The Aquila family continued to strengthen the brand domestically in Italy which spurred it to start expanding overseas especially in American and the Far East. It debut with the 80th Anniversary Montegrappa Limited Edition Pens and subsequently the York and Lancaster Roses Limited Edition which are classical sterling silver pens with beautiful engravings on it.
Other iconic Montegrappa Limited Edition Fountain Pens which are also sold in Singapore are the Montegrappa Dragon 1995 which were met with huge success capturing the attention of the world for its glamour with super stars like Sylvester Stallone and Frank Sinatra.
Montegrappa Limited Edition is for the exclusive few who accept nothing but the best in fine Italian pen making.