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Visconti Novelties 2015: Opera Metal, Speakeasy, Millionaire And Many More!

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#1 Appelboompen

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 11:47

Hi Visconti fountain pen lovers,
 
I received some great news from Italy! Visconti will launch some great novelties for 2015.
 
For pictures please visit our website
 
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.

 

For more novelties check out our newsletter!

 

What do you think of the novelties?

 

Which one is your personal favorite?

 

Sorry for the long post, don't forget the 10% discount you receive in our webstore!


Edited by Appelboompen, 08 May 2015 - 11:50.

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#2 Barkingpig

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 17:04

WOW!  I think Visconti may have "outdone themselves."  It might be hard to choose between these & thanks to reading your newsletter the other forthcoming special editions.    



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Posted 09 May 2015 - 13:43

wow what a price tag.....



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Posted 09 May 2015 - 21:21

Well, I can see marble taking extra milling. But it's also soft, so can you speak to the internal construction and filling system? I'd grab all but the green if I had the funds. However I'd be nervous about dropping a marble pen.

I think my order would be honey, imperial black, then forest. Tho' it might be a reversal of that if I saw them in person.

Also, the 10% off is after VAT is deducted for US buyers, correct?

(Runs off to check the euro/dollar conversion rates)

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 21:25

The Speakeasy looks very appealing to me, but the price is a little hot



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Posted 10 May 2015 - 02:36

I like Visconti pens.  I think they are among the most beautiful pens being created out there.

 

But I really like them only from a distance.  I just think they are too beautiful and expensive to write with, and I will only buy pens I will use.

 

If I were ever gifted with one, though, it would definitely become my bragging pen.



#7 Appelboompen

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 09:58

Well, I can see marble taking extra milling. But it's also soft, so can you speak to the internal construction and filling system? I'd grab all but the green if I had the funds. However I'd be nervous about dropping a marble pen.

I think my order would be honey, imperial black, then forest. Tho' it might be a reversal of that if I saw them in person.

Also, the 10% off is after VAT is deducted for US buyers, correct?

(Runs off to check the euro/dollar conversion rates)

 

That is correct!

 

For US (or other countries outside EU) buyers you can have a very good deal in our store, without the 21% sales tax and the 10% FPN discount - you pay 30% less than usual... And I am not even speaking about the current exchange rates!

 

Ofcourse this applies not only for the Visconti products, but for all the items in our webstore!


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Posted 13 May 2015 - 19:00

Now if the rates will only swing again...

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 22:42

Do you know if the Opera Metal limited Edition will be sold with the standard Visconti nibs? I really don't like their 'mosquito filler' ones as shown in the pictures! 



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Posted 09 June 2015 - 21:31

Oh I love the look of the Millionaire - the Marble Empire Honey and the Marble Forest Brown are my top choices! Beautiful! :thumbup: 

 

Do we know an actual weight of these? I worry that it would be just too heavy. 



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Posted 14 June 2015 - 21:12

Do you know if the Opera Metal limited Edition will be sold with the standard Visconti nibs? I really don't like their 'mosquito filler' ones as shown in the pictures! 

 

They will come with the mosquito nibs...


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Posted 14 June 2015 - 21:13

Oh I love the look of the Millionaire - the Marble Empire Honey and the Marble Forest Brown are my top choices! Beautiful! :thumbup:

 

Do we know an actual weight of these? I worry that it would be just too heavy. 

 

My scale is ready for when they arrive in our store!


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Posted 14 June 2015 - 22:05

I'm more concerned about the stress on the barrel of sliding the fountain pen mechanism out on the odd occasion a rollerball might be more appropriate. Has anyone seen a video of how this works?

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Posted 04 October 2015 - 21:29

I must have picked up, tried and handled 30 or 40 pens today at The London Pen Show. None, NONE sang to me as much as the Visconti Metal Opera.

 

I was hit, as Mario Puzo in The Gofather said, "what Sicilians call 'The Thunderbolt' "

 

 

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 01:48

Also exclusive special Australia Series of limited edition fountain pens.
The collection celebrates five iconic Australian themes of Barrier Reef, Corroboree, Southern Cross, Red Centre and Daintree.
A large handsome size, each pen features a large semi‐flexible Dreamtouch 23kt palladium nib and hand‐turned solid resin in shades to represent the Australian icon.
 
23k palladium dreamtouch nib
Variegated  resin cap and barrel with palladium or gold-plated trims
Screw cap mechanism
Power filler system
 
These are similar in size and shape to the Cosmos LEs - but with a power filler instead. 

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 17:59

Pictures pleeze!!!

 

 

Also exclusive special Australia Series of limited edition fountain pens.
The collection celebrates five iconic Australian themes of Barrier Reef, Corroboree, Southern Cross, Red Centre and Daintree.
A large handsome size, each pen features a large semi‐flexible Dreamtouch 23kt palladium nib and hand‐turned solid resin in shades to represent the Australian icon.
 
23k palladium dreamtouch nib
Variegated  resin cap and barrel with palladium or gold-plated trims
Screw cap mechanism
Power filler system
 
These are similar in size and shape to the Cosmos LEs - but with a power filler instead. 

 



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Posted 30 July 2016 - 08:44

I'm more concerned about the stress on the barrel of sliding the fountain pen mechanism out on the odd occasion a rollerball might be more appropriate. Has anyone seen a video of how this works?

 

 

All four colours of the Millionaire currently on special at Chatterley's Luxuries.  

 

Video showing how to swap fountain pen for rollerball here:  

https://www.youtube....h?v=etpvLc2QpPE



#18 kunju123

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 08:52

*Note the Chatterley ones on special don't convert to rollerball.  I don't like rollerballs anyway so don't care!   :)

Fortunately they also come with the 23kt Palladium nibs, not the Mosquito ones which are a bit of a nightmare...



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Posted 30 July 2016 - 14:40

All four colours of the Millionaire currently on special at Chatterley's Luxuries.  
 
Video showing how to swap fountain pen for rollerball here:  
https://www.youtube....h?v=etpvLc2QpPE


Thanks for that link. I'm feeling more comfortable with the idea now.

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 18:26

I hope I'm posting in the right place, as I need help identifying one of my Viscontis. Can anybody identify it for me?

Thanks!
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