Thursday, 7 November 2013

Nero Uno Fountain Pen by Montegrappa

Montegrappa, the maker of gold nibs and fountain pens for sophisticated Italian scribes, was founded in 1912 within sight of the river Brenta in Bassano del Grappa, an ancient town in the heart of the prosperous northeastern region of Italy. This northeastern part of Italy offered a premium pen maker exactly the workforce needed to produce the ultimate Italian writing instrument.

Montegrappa quickly became famous for products with a perfect blend of tasteful design and superb craftsmanship, which are still hallmarks of the brand today. Still made in the original factory, these are pens that are created and crafted, not produced.

Montegrappa was acquired in 2000 by the Richemont Group, one of the world leaders in luxury goods, brands which include Montblanc, Cartier and Dunhill. Montegrappa is still known for its painstaking production and superb craftsmanship as well as for the style and design of its products that possess the essence and tradition of Italy.

The style of one hundred years of craftsmanship and the soul of an entire country came together in the design of Montegrappa Nero Uno. The elegance of Nero Uno, translated black one, lies in its minimalist simplicity, while the details echo the typical features of Montegrappa in a modern key. Nero Uno is crafted from solid gleaming black resin with platinum trim. The clip with a small rotating sphere and the typical octagonal shape emphasised by the original cap top and combined with innovative design of an 18K gold nib.

Montegrappa Nero Uno Fountain Pen

This handsome silver on black effect Nero Uno Fountain Pen has a clean geometric look, with it’s octagonal shape that defines the classic Montegrappa design, although narrowing, in this latest interpretation, to a more rounded section. The black resin barrel contrasts with the 1912 silver disk on the end of the barrel, and a silver-colored band connects it to the section. Chased around the top of the cap is the Montegrappa logo in flowing script, and the sturdy silver clip has the rotating sphere at its tip, as expected in these highly sought-after pens, but modified for this updated line. Even the 18 carat gold nib, in a versatile medium width, has a sleek, new look, but still sports the Montegrappa monogram. If anyone is looking for a fine writing instrument in basic black, but with anything but a basic ambiance, a purchase of this fine pen will be just the answer.


   Overall Size - 5 11/16 in. x 9/16 in. (145mm x 14mm)
   Body - 5 5/16 in. x 1/2 in. (135mm x 13mm)
   Cap - 2 1/2 in. x 9/16 in. (63mm x 14mm)
   Weight - 30 g
   Composition - Black resin body and cap
   Appointments - Platinum
   Nib - 18k gold
•   Filling System - Ink converter (included)

NeroUno is also available in rollerball pen, ballpoint pen and mechanical pencil versions.

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