Montegrappa Year of The Tiger Fountain Pen (M)
Montegrappa Year of The Tiger Fountain Pen (M)
Montegrappa Year of The Tiger Fountain Pen (M)
Montegrappa Year of The Tiger Fountain Pen (M)
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Montegrappa Year of The Tiger Fountain Pen (M)

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Luxury brands are embracing the Lunar New Year, and the makers of Italy’s most auspicious pens are joining the fray. A new limited edition feeds the confidence of those born in the Year of the Tiger with self-assured elegance and glistening silver stripes.

Tiger is a small-batch Limited Edition that sees Italy’s oldest writing brand returning to its roots – and the formula behind its very first reservoir pen. Made from sterling silver, 1915’s Reminiscence used lavish ornamentation to kick start a glorious era for Venetian-made fountain pens. Tiger returns to this founding spirit by allowing the manufacture’s master engravers room to showcase their talents. Subtle variations in depth give Tiger a glistening camouflage texture.

The all-over ripple effect on silver is a direct reference to the Water Tiger – the incarnation that will reign over 2022’s Spring Festival. Low-relief engraving is a craft that has been nurtured at Montegrappa for generations, and is just one reason why watch aficionados are among the brand’s many fans. Unlike timepieces, pens allow a tactile relationship to the type of workmanship usually only seen behind sapphire crystal.

Many of the maker’s limited editions rely on fearlessness as a selling point, and Tiger is no different. Besides being crafted entirely from silver, a custom pocket clip uses a playful design by adopting the shape of the tiger’s tail. “One mountain cannot contain two tigers” is a Chinese saying that points to the fierce ambition of those born under its reign. As the pen’s most visible component, clip’s vivid striping projects its owner’s confidence, while serving a gentle warning to would-be rivals.

Diamond-engraved knurling also incorporates mountains into the design, but it is a high-relief rendering on the cap that provides the most remarkable detail. The figure of the watchful tiger surveying the terrain from above symbolizes the animal’s role as a protector against evil. His silhouette is also reproduced in yellow gold on the fountain pen edition’s reference-level, white-gold nib. Issued in a numbered series of only 100 pieces. With the new year arriving on 1 February, aspiring owners will need to pounce to secure one.

#6 size Medium 18k nib with ebonite feed. Piston filling.

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