Hi Visconti fountain pen lovers,
I received some great news from Italy! Visconti will launch some great novelties for 2015.
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Visconti Opera Metal
The Visconti Opera’s squared circle form, combining a square and a circle, is the perfect ergonomic shape for the writing instrument. The exclusive Opera design, which has been an iconic element of Visconti's identity since 2003, is now available both as a fountain pen and a rollerball with the iconic and patented hook safe lock closing system.
The Visconti Opera Metal Fountain pen is made of anodised coloured avional. Avional is a high strength aluminium alloy and is used in aeronautics for highly stressed but light parts. The Visconti Opera Metal is available in four editions: Monza, Roadster, Silver Shadow and Speedboat. The body of the pen in black or silver, and the trim and clip are in a cool colour.
Visconti Millionaire Limited Edition
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.
Visconti Millionaire's cap and barrel are both made of marble carved out of a slab 3 cm thick. For marble to be used in the manufacture of a pen, it cannot have any cracks, it has to be structurally sound, and its marbling must be patterned in such a given way as to ensure that the pen enjoys uniformity.
The marble is first sawn into square bars, then hollowed out internally, reinforced, turned on the lathe to the required size and finally polished. Thicknesses have been calculated to ensure that the pen's final weight is correct and that it conforms to standards of comfort for daily use. Visconti has chosen four types of marble whose specifications are best suited to the manufacture of pens: Portoro Black; Issoire Green from the Alps; Valencia Cream; and Rain Forest Brown.
The Visconti Millionaire collection is limited to 988 fountain pens convertible into rollerballs (with the rollerball front piece)
Visconti Speakeasy Limited Edition
The Visconti Speakeasy Limited Edition Fountain pen is inspired on the 1920s and '30s in the United States. The 1920s and '30s in the United States were decades that witnessed major social upheaval and change, and prohibitionism is probably an extremely important pointer to the resistance to that change put up by the more orthodox and conservative classes in American society.
The Visconti Speakeasy Limited Edition Fountain pen, in polychrome celluloid recalling the Roaring '20s, has a sanitised container inside it that holds a shot of its owner's favourite liquor.
An ingenious rotating mechanism in the section allows the user to rotate a window to alert him or her to presence of the liquor in the pen.
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What do you think of the novelties?
Which one is your personal favorite?
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Edited by Appelboompen, 08 May 2015 - 11:50.