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#1 Iguana Sell

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 16:31

Aurora has announced a new  88, the new 88 Sigaro:

 

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Luxury, fashion and design unite to create the new 88 Sigaro. The fountain pen is born from the unmistakable color of tobacco with a refinement of the details.

 

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With only 480 pieces available worldwide, the fountain pens' cap and barrel are created in shiny brown lacquer and gold -plated trims. The nib is 18K solid gold.

 

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The Limited Edition features a special wooden packaging with beige leatherette interior.

 

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#2 langere

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 02:31

It is an absolutely stunning pen, but I am not sure how it is an 88 since it has few of the original's characteristics. :unsure:

 

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 19:41

What do you mean?  It looks like a 88 pen to me. What do you mean by characteristics?



#4 Jerome Tarshis

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 04:04

The characteristics of the original 88. The illustrated pen is an 88 because Aurora says it is an 88. At least some of their advertising copy for the, ah, postmodern 88 uses, in English, the phrase "virtually identical." That is ludicrous. Whatever the merit of the current 88s as writing instruments, they don't look much like the highly regarded 88 that Nizzoli designed.

 

One may easily find online pictures of the original 88. Among various differences, the most obvious is that the Nizzoli 88 had a semi-hooded nib reminiscent of the Parker 51's nib.



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Posted 28 October 2016 - 07:42

It's a current Aurora 88, I have a black one with gold trim.

 

BTW, the OP mentions 18k gold but the pictures clearly shows 14k stamped on the nib. Which is it?

 

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 09:07

Hi @Mint, 

 

Thank you for your comment!

 

As Aurora has informed, this new Aurora 88 Sigaro comes with a 18k nib. The pictures are a prototypes from Aurora.

 

It's a current Aurora 88, I have a black one with gold trim.

 

BTW, the OP mentions 18k gold but the pictures clearly shows 14k stamped on the nib. Which is it?

 

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 01:04

It is an absolutely stunning pen, but I am not sure how it is an 88 since it has few of the original's characteristics. :unsure:
 
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I agree with Erick. I mean if Parker came out with a pen and called it the Parker 51 Elegante and it didn't have the hooded nib, slip cap or any of the other characteristics I think people would be a bit perturbed. The 88 I suppose has morphed into something that only has a few of the characteristics of the original (although from what I understand the new 88s are fantastic pens; if I was flush with cash I'd totally get one but they're way way out of my price range)

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 02:11

The characteristics of the original 88. The illustrated pen is an 88 because Aurora says it is an 88. At least some of their advertising copy for the, ah, postmodern 88 uses, in English, the phrase "virtually identical." That is ludicrous. Whatever the merit of the current 88s as writing instruments, they don't look much like the highly regarded 88 that Nizzoli designed.

 

One may easily find online pictures of the original 88. Among various differences, the most obvious is that the Nizzoli 88 had a semi-hooded nib reminiscent of the Parker 51's nib.

 

So what?  It's in the modern style of the 88, and this style has been on sale for a few decades now.  If you want a vintage pen, then buy a vintage pen! 

 

If you want to make a comment, make a constructive one instead of denigrating anything that isn't vintage.



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Posted 05 November 2016 - 02:13

I agree with Erick. I mean if Parker came out with a pen and called it the Parker 51 Elegante and it didn't have the hooded nib, slip cap or any of the other characteristics I think people would be a bit perturbed. The 88 I suppose has morphed into something that only has a few of the characteristics of the original (although from what I understand the new 88s are fantastic pens; if I was flush with cash I'd totally get one but they're way way out of my price range)

 

You can say the Parker Duofold is nothing like the original. So what?  We all know that anyway. I suggest getting a life and moving on instead of whining that modern pens are not like vintage ones.  I'm fed up of smartass comments from the vintage cheerleaders on this forum.



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Posted 10 November 2016 - 22:27

Very nice. I'm glad to see my favorite Italian pen maker step up its game.

I don't like metal sections, so it's not for me. But hey, is that an ink window I see? How nice!!!

I wouldn't mind if Aurora did come out with a brass piston mechanism to put some heft into their pens. Torino, mi senti?
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Posted 11 November 2016 - 03:41

The versions with the metal cap, when closed, looks pretty much like the original 88. That's the aesthetic link.







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