A Very Superior Oak Pen.
One of a writing instrument’s greatest luxuries is its ability to slow the passing of time. Cognac production is another discipline that deals in the art of patience. Centuries of tradition regulate its creation and its requisite flavour can only be achieved by aging in oak for a minimum of two years. Finest blends of cognac are now celebrated with Montegrappa’s new Cognac Hors d’Age pen collection.
The French digestif is a barometer of fine taste all over the world. Connoisseurs savour its smoothness, complexity and refinement. In response, luxury Italian house Montegrappa offers a silky 18K Gold nib and precision mechanics, created with meticulous Italian handcraft.
Cognac Hors d’Age design journey began with the cognac barrel.
Using natural Limousin oak, the Montegrappa Cognac Hors d’Age has been carved to mimic the curvature and stave construction of the cognac barrel, with sterling silver trims mimicking its hoops. Pyrogravure detailing lends cellar character to the pen’s barrel and cap: both have been engineered to align perfectly.
In keeping with the traditions of the oldest, rarest cognacs, this new Edizioni release is destined to be owned by very few.
Only fifty examples have been produced: each is a cartridge/converter fountain pen with an 18K white gold filigree nib- available in grades of Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium and Broad. A luxurious wooden presentation case is a place to store your rare acquisition and watch it age gracefully.
While the € 2,750 Montegrappa Cognac Hors d’Age’s all-oak body will have no discernible effect on the ink within, its natural grain is organic and responsive. It will develop a gentle patina over years of use – a living record of your travels.
“Offering connoisseurs a smooth, complex and refined alternative to ordinary writing, this exclusive edition has been proudly handmade in the denomination of Bassano del Grappa. There are, after all, some things that are done better in Italy,” said Montegrappa in the statement.