I'm not sure how much a LE pen signals changes to the brand as a whole. The Il Magnifico looks like a nice pen but I'm a big Visconti fan. The most unique thing may be the silver carved cap but they could have other silver carved pens I'm not aware of. They produced a line of marble pens a year or two back though those had round barrels, not faceted.
Is the section also made from silver? I've seen other Visconti's that used a plastic section that matched a higher-end barrel material.
Visconti may be moving in new directions but it's hard to know from one LE pen.
Well, I've played around with some of their standard models (like the Vertigo) and it seems like even those are becoming sturdier as well, in terms of overall build quality. Plus lots of changes with the "look" of the brand in terms of other new pens coming out, new packaging, etc.
I believe the section is also made of silver, although haven't confirmed. It's certainly a metal that is consistent to the cap and end cap...
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