Since its reissue in 1999, the Montegrappa Extra’s vintage contours have become a favourite of the writing cognoscenti. And now Montegrappa’s flagship pen strikes a new pose with an innovative new material: sterling silver is combined with immaculately carved Montegrappite artisanal resin. The organic, burgundy veins of the Vinum Atrum material symbolise the channelling of centuries-old wisdom.
This pen is available in strictly limited quantities: 100 rollerballs and 250 fountain pens.
The Extra Verses pays tribute to the sages of ancient Rome, whose wise verses continue to offer guidance for modern life. Their ancient wisdom is passed down the generations, providing strength and direction in moments of doubt.
Proverbs from the minds of great Latin thinkers provide the inspiration for a this writing instrument by Montegrappa. Their intellectual eloquence is depicted in the sterling silver capband, which recites Latin verses from the minds of Horace, Cicero and Seneca: Protinus vive (Live in the now), Historia magistra vitae (History is the teacher of life), Vivere est cogitare (To live is to think) and Carpe diem (Seize the day).
A deluxe burgundy presentation case accompanies the Extra Verses and features a lid inlay bearing a montage of Ancient Rome’s most enduring verses.
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.