The only pen in the world known to contain over 30
carats of diamonds, this masterpiece
is created by Aurora, the oldest and most prestigious fountain pen manufacturer
in Italy. An exquisite diamond cabochon crowns nearly two thousand "4 C" certified
De Beers diamonds on a two hectogram solid platinum barrel with a two-tone,
rhodium-treated, 18KT solid gold nib, creating what may well be the most exclusive,
writing instrument available in the world.
edition pens, pencils & writing instruments by Graf von Faber-Castell
Pen of the Year 2008 - this
year's outstanding limited edition fountain pen from the Graf von Faber-Castell
This fine release features the world's smallest parquet of finest Indian satinwood.
The inspiration was Countess Ottilie's private salon (or drawing room),
found in the Faber-Castell castle, which itself features 100 year old panelling
in luxurious East Indies satinwood. (This expensive wood is also known as lemonwood
due to its fragrant scent and thus the Countess's salon has come to be known as
the 'Lemon Room').
The pen's herringbone pattern was also inspired by the Countess's own writing desk which, along with other items of her furniture, features such a pattern. There are at least 84 satin wood rectangles which have been individually hand crafted for the filigree herringbone pattern on this amazingly detailed writing instrument. No two panels are the same and each individually numbered instrument is therefore unique. The barrel has been repeatedly polished and varnished in a very time-consuming process, and the numbered implement is crowned by a chessboard-faceted citrine gemstone set in the end cap, platinum-plated metal fittings and an 18-carat bicolour gold nib, which has been carefully manufactured in an elaborate process including many stages performed by hand. Finally the nib, which is available in Fine, Medium and Broad writing widths, has been run in by hand for excellent writing properties and performance.
Each pen is individually numbered (inside, on the plunger filling mechanism concealed underneath the platinised cap). The metal clip is of solid metal, is hinged and spring-loaded.
As the owner of a Pen of the Year you can register your pen and take advantage of an exclusive service: once a year you can have it cleaned and checked by experts, at no charge*.
This writing instrument oozes quality and is truly a work of art.
Quantity produced is limited to one year's production only.
18-carat bicolour gold nib which is 'run-in' by hand and available in
medium (M), fine (F) and broad (B) nib widths.
Spring-loaded solid metal clip to ensure that the pen sits firmly in the pocket.
Platinum-plated metal fittings and citrine gemstone incorporated into the design.
Each implement is individually numbered and comes in an exclusive wooden case
with a beautifully designed brochure plus certificate.
Limited Edition Certificate bears the personal signature of Count Faber-Castell.
Complimentary service and clean by experts, at no charge*.
* Correct at time of writing (early April 2008). Service, operated by Faber-Castell, requires registration.
£2246.85 each (including VAT for UK & EU countries)
Pen of the Year 2007 - an
outstanding limited edition fountain pen from the Graf von Faber-Castell Collection.
2007's release takes us millions of years into the past with a barrel made of
Cut and crafted by expert gem cutters, the fossilised wood is painstakingly crafted to give the barrel jewel-like qualities.
Petrified wood has formed over a period of up to 360 million years by being subjected to a permanent crystallisation process. During this immense amount of time, the wood has undergone a unique metamorphosis while being buried in the water, mud and volcanic ash. Minerals, metals, lime or phosphorous from the mighty sedimentary layers have dissolved and impregnated the very fibre of the fallen trees. Gradually they have replaced the wood, while retaining part of its organic structure. In the presence of silicic acid, petrified wood may transform into a precursor of semi-precious gems such as chalcedony and agate ...
Please click here for full details of Graf von Faber-Castell's Pen of the Year 2007.