Proximity to Vicenza, Italy's jewellery "capital",
has always influenced Montegrappa. For a century, the company's pens have
exhibited the same attention to detail, and employed the same artisan
skills, that are embodied in fine jewellery. It is therefore fitting that
Montegrappa heralds new engraving techniques and novel, hand-etched
patterns with a family of models in the Privilege range, a range dubbed
"Gioiello" is Italian for "jewel" or "gem", and these
terms will be used frequently to describe the look created by the new
patterns, as applied to the octagonal Privilege pen. Its original form was
inspired by a model from the Thirties, and a part of Montegrappa's museum
collection. Inherently elegant, the Privilege shape has been enhanced by
sterling silver, decorated with new motifs produced by special techniques.
For Privilege Gioiello, the finishes will be applied
to all of the metal components in each pen, the clip, for example,
engraved with the same finish as the cap to create a "camouflage" effect.
Four patterns will be offered, including Arctic, with its icy cool
reflections; Bark, with a grainy, sylvan surface; Peacock, bearing whorls
as would decorate majestic tail-feathers; and Wave, suggesting the flow of
water. Privilege Gioiello will be available as fountain pen and rollerball
only in a limited edition of 500 pcs. only of each style and mode.