Omas Limited Edition Chianti Classico Anniversary Fountain Pen
Omas and the Chianti Classico Wine Consortium, two icons of Made In Italy,collaborated to introduce the Omas Limited Edition Chianti Classico Anniversary Fountain Pen, created together to celebrate the Italian excellence.
This new collection of Limited Edition writing instruments tells, once more, the story of our lands and their handcrafting traditions. All over the world, the “Black Rooster” brand, which characterizes the Chianti Classico production guaranteed by the Consortium, is a symbol of undisputed quality. Each wine has its own story, just like every writing instrument handcrafted in the historic Bolognese Company.
OMAS describes the story of this exceptional wine, which will celebrate its first 300th Anniversary in 2016, through the expert processing of the same wood used for the aging of Chianti classico. It was the year 1716 on September 24th, when the Grand Duke Cosimo III dé Medici issued in Florence the edict that defined the territories of this denomination for the first time.
The sensorial experience of Chianti Classico tasting is in perfect harmony with the pleasure of writing, the ancestral rite and the time each fountain pen gives us during its preparation and subsequent writing experience.
On this premise OMAS creates the Omas Limited Edition Chianti Classico Anniversary Fountain Pen with strong handcraft feeling, where the main element is wood. Each single pen is a unique piece with its piece with its pattern and veins, showing the typical natural colour of the oak wood.
EachOmas Limited Edition Chianti Classico Anniversary Fountain Pen is characterized by the combination of oak wood and silver, finely engraved with the decorations that tell us about the origin of this unique denomination. The representation of the “Chianti Classico Territory”, where the precious grapes are from, enriches the nib holder, “1716”, the year of the denomination edict of the Chianti Classico territories, is engraved on the cap.
Finally, the Black Rooster brand signs each writing instrument with its decoration standing on top of the cap and in the heart of the fountain pen, fitted with 18k gold nib.
The Omas Limited Edition Chianti Classico Anniversary Fountain Pen consists of only 716 fountain pens and 300 roller ballpens, limited and numbered, well protected into a wine-box-inspired wooden collector’s packaging, in line with the best tradition of Chianti Classico wine.
Omas was established in Bologna, Italy in 1925 by Armando Simoni who designed equipments and tools for the company to make the Omas Pens. The name OMAS comes from the first letters of Officina Meccanica Armando Simoni, a name synonymous to quality and contemporary design today.
Some of the most iconic designs of OMAS includes the vintage Omas Doctor Pen which allows a thermometer to be inserted into the pen, Omas Art Italiana Collection, Omas 360 Collection with a triangular body to maximize grip and writing comfort.
The largest size pen manufactured as a non-limited edition in the OMAS stable include the 12-faceted Paragon, the second largest being the Milord Collection. Omas product range was last updated in 2005 with the Milord model which has the size of the pre-2005 Paragon model. OMAS continued to release Limited editions based on their earlier style pens. Other luxury collection include the Apollo 11 Collection, Atlantide Collection, Merville Du Monde and the Almirante Collection.
In 2000, the French company LVMH acquired OMAS from the heirs of Armando Simoni. Subsequently, in October 2007 the Xinyu Hengdeli Group 亨得利 of Hong Kong purchased 90% equity stake in OMAS. It was subsequently sold to another Chinese company O-Luxe.
As at this time of writing, OMAS pens have become such a collectible pen that exudes luxury and contemporary design of modern times. Hence, with the company on liquidation since 2015, Omas is definitely a very collectible pen.