The Montegrappa Muhammad Ali 70th Birthday limited edition, for those who remember the stellar arrival of a young Cassius Clay over 50 years ago, with Golden Gloves and Olympics successes, for the legions of fans who followed his professional career as Muhammad Ali, yet another milestone has been reached. Seared into the collective memory as the devastatingly handsome, truly iconic sportsman, Muhammad Ali has just celebrated his 70th birthday.
Our designers have created a work of art that we trust will observe the occasion in the most memorable way. The pen and accompanying cufflinks bear the official logo created by Muhammad Ali Enterprises for Ali’s 70th birthday, seen on the pen’s clip and the cufflinks’ face. It is a powerful red-and-black symbol in enamel, with the famous profile of Ali, arms raised in victory, framed by the “0” in “70”, the number positioned above the name: purely and simply, “Ali”.
The fountain pen is piston-fed and boasts an 18K gold nib with ebonite feeder. The pen barrel is painted and signed by artist, Lorena Straffi, who has created a handsome portrait of Muhammad Ali in his prime, with fists raised. The cap’s end-piece bears the number 70 in a field of red, surrounded by laurel leaves, above the birthday badge on the pocket clip. Another detail sure to delight the fortunate wearer appears in the folding back-clips of the cufflinks: they are shaped like miniature boxing gloves.
The Montegrappa Muhammad Ali 70th Birthday limited edition sterling silver set consist cufflinks in sterling silver and the fountain pen with silver trims, this set is limited up to 70 pieces worldwide. The golden set consist in solid 18K gold cufflinks and the fountain pen with golden trims, this set is limited up to 10 pieces worldwide.
Italy's first pen producer, Montegrappa, began manufacturing pens in 1912 in its factory in Bassano del Grappa in Italy. Utilizing natural celluloid and precious metals, Montegrappa combines traditional methods such as die-casting with more recent innovations as low-relief engraving to form their precious art objects. Whether Montegrappa use colors reminiscent of the master painters or ornamentation suggestive of Baroque palaces, the Italian heritage and romance is infused into each product.