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Porsche Design Unveils Their $27,000 Fountain Pen


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#1 usk15

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 07:11

Porsche Design has taken the wraps off their new limited edition P‘3135 fountain pen.

Billed as "one of the most exclusive writing tools for pen aficionados," the P‘3135 Solid Gold Limited Edition is milled out of a single piece of solid 14-/585 carat gold.  The pen also has an 18-/750 carat gold nib which further highlights the pen's "aesthetic and elegance."

If that's not enough gold, you won't be disappointed as Porsche Design says the shaft - which hides the fountain pen mechanism - is finished in a 14-/585 carat gold coating.

Production will be limited to 11 units and each will retail for an eye-watering €25,000 ($27,193 / £18,325).

Source: http://www.worldcarf...00-fountain-pen

 

 

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 08:19

Would need a flawless 3ct diamond as cap jewel for that price!!!

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 08:43

Would need a flawless 3ct diamond as cap jewel for that price!!!

 

So far there is no evidence that it even has a cap!



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Posted 27 March 2015 - 08:51

In that somewhat indistinct photograph, the pen looks tasteful in a simple, even reductive way. One would like to see more.

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 08:58

In that somewhat indistinct photograph, the pen looks tasteful in a simple, even reductive way. One would like to see more.

 

Yeah honestly.

Hey guys! Look at this $27,000 pen, but only one pic though, because why would you want more. /s



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Posted 27 March 2015 - 10:40

It's a nice clean design, although I think it would look nicer in titanium or a black finish but gold just isn't my thing. Way, way, way out of my price range.

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 11:11

Seems strange to have a solid gold pen, but make the case (which in this case is performs the role of a cap) only gold plated. Did they think "We want to make a fantastic solid gold pen, but don't want to price too many people out of the market"!?

If you're going to make something out of solid gold, we should have got beyond the point of half-measures.



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Posted 27 March 2015 - 12:39

The cap is modelled in a distinctive sapphire blue precious resin made to a high polish with integrated clip all of one piece. The breather hold is discretely hidden from view at the tip.

 

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#9 EclecticCollector

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 15:08

The cap is modelled in a distinctive sapphire blue precious resin made to a high polish with integrated clip all of one piece. The breather hold is discretely hidden from view at the tip.
 
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Posted 27 March 2015 - 15:34

The cap costs extra, and is limited to a run of eight.


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Posted 27 March 2015 - 15:35

Looks like a piece of plumbing with gold spray paint. 


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Posted 27 March 2015 - 17:32

I can't imagine paying $27,000 for the car much less a pen.


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Posted 27 March 2015 - 19:23

It does not, in fact, have a cap. There is a titanium version at 1/27th the price, and it comes with its own case.

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 20:17

whats the filling mechanism? Cant be converter surely?

 

Nib size?

 

Really would want some more details before i start shouting at how ridiculous it is  


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Posted 27 March 2015 - 20:48

I'd like to see this case.  The Porsche Design website is declining to reveal the new stupor mundi.


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Posted 27 March 2015 - 21:03

I don't understand - this thing is by all accounts, super ugly.  And not interesting.  

 

Some of Porsche's designs with limited exclusives are interesting at least, such as their BlackBerry phone.  This pen though.... is just a tube of metal with a cut-out for the nib to stick out.

 

Also, why does Porsche do these goofy designs?  I want my everyman pen, designed with help from Kia!



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Posted 28 March 2015 - 02:41

Hopefully someone will buy it and write a review on

 

http://www.fountainp...in-pen-reviews/

 

"I can't imagine paying $27,000 for the car much less a pen." 

Not even a Porsche? :lticaptd: 



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Posted 28 March 2015 - 02:52

Gah!
What's with these 'luxury' companies?
Is Montblanc going to start making cars now?

I'd like to think that someone who had enough money to buy one of those pens would also have the good taste not to.

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 02:54

Hopefully someone will buy it and write a review on

 

http://www.fountainp...in-pen-reviews/

 

"I can't imagine paying $27,000 for the car much less a pen." 

Not even a Porsche? :lticaptd: 

 

Especially a Porsche.


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Posted 28 March 2015 - 03:03

I wonder if I could get one with a flexible nib...








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