Visconti Millionaire Portoro - Converts from Fountain Pen to Rollerball Pen
For the first time in the history of writing, Visconti's Millionaire project has been inspired by the use of marble, one of the most luxurious materials in the world, as both a decorative and a functional element.
Marble, known as the "gleaming stone", had never been used to make writing instruments before now, on account of both the challenges inherent in working with it and its intrinsic fragility.With the assistance of skilled artisans, Visconti has succeeded in grinding marble to an infinitesimal thickness and at the same time it has brilliantly resolved the problem of the material's fragility thanks to the advanced technology developed in its workshop.
The cap and barrel are both made of marble carved out of a slab 3 cm. thick. The marble is first cut into square bars, then hollowed out internally, reinforced, turned on the lathe to the required size, and finally polished. All parts used in conjunction with the marble are made of resin and turned on the lathe from full bars.
Each pen comes with a separate rollerball section to convert the pen from fountain to rollerball and features Visconti's 23kt Palladium Dream Touch nib, Medium in size.
This Visconti fine writing instrument is in mint condition and comes complete with original boxes and documents. We do our best to represent the quality of the writing instrument in our photographs.