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.
To honour one of the greatest football player in human history, Montegrappa made Pele P10 Collection. Made of black resin, the P10 Edition features silver trims, with the top inspired by the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, the colours of Brazil filled in with enamel. The P10’s clip is a sceptre, to represent ‘The King of Football’, with a miniature football containing a sapphire at its top. The legend, ‘The King of Football’, is engraved around cap, with Pele’s signature on the side of the cap in white.
Blue, green and yellow bands surround the blind cap, while the nib features an engraving of Pelé’s ‘bicycle kick’. Series numbering is engraved on the end of the barrel, identifying the P10 as one of 1940 pieces in total in fountain pen, rollerball or ballpoint, representing the year of Pelé’s birth. The P-10 edition also will be offered in an exclusive version consisting of 10 fountain pens and 10 rollerballs with solid 18K gold trim.
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.