OMAS Limited Edition Maserati Fountain Pen
In 1914 the prestigious car manufacturer MASERATI was set up in Bologna, subsequently transferring to Modena. Also founded in Bologna, in 1925, was OMAS, the historic Italian company producing luxury pens. Elegance, luxury, prestige, exclusivity and a passion for excellence are values which both Maserati and Omas express in their strictly Made in Italy products. An exciting journey, involving close creative collaboration, has led to the production of the exclusive OMAS Limited Edition Maserati Fountain Pen made of 925° silver. It is a clever interpretation of the sportsmanship and elegance of Maserati with the craftsmanship expressed in the exclusive stylistic details of Omas pens.
The Front grill, Maserati’s historic emblem, is mounted in the top of the cap with its aerodynamic design, greatly inspired by the most modern and innovative of Maserati’s cars: the GranTurismo. As if designed by the wind, the tapered shiny clip, in contrast to the satin finish of the cap, separates the side vents skilfully engraved on the sides of the cap.
The satin finish of the OMAS Limited Edition Maserati Fountain Pen is enriched with elegant incisions which, as on the cap, emphasise the conical shape. The shiny knob, in the traditional hexagonal shape, operates the filling unit in the fountain pen model and is embellished by a bas-relief engraving of the Trident. The shiny nib-holder, also made of silver, highlights the engraving of the Maserati logo; the nib is made of 18 K rhodium-plated gold. Harmony of form and design celebrates Italian creativity.
Only 1200 piston filled OMAS Limited Edition Maserati Fountain Pens are being produced.
About Omas Pens
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.