The Visconti Homo Sapiens Double Reservoir Fountain pen is a new addition to the iconic Homo Sapiens series. This new edition showcases all the unique benefits of the original award winning Visconti Homo Sapiens with the combination of the new transparent crystal windows and patented double reservoir filling system. The Visconti Homo Sapiens Double Reservoir is a unique demonstrator with a large window cut into the pens barrel offering a view of stored ink in the larger ink reservoir and a smaller window behind the pen’s grip offering a view of stored ink in the pen’s second smaller ink reservoir The Visconti Homo Sapiens Double Reservoir is a must have for a true Visconti fountain pen collector
Visconti conceived the Homo Sapiens fountain pen for real writers, for those to whom the pen continues to represent a travelling mate, a daily friend to share with the same civilization that writing contributed to create. The material in this pen is as antique as the world: lava from the Etna volcano. Visconti lava is: Virtually unbreakable, it has a high degree of resilience. Flameproof, Visconti lava has a resistance to heat of over 100°C. Slightly hygroscopic, allowing to absorb hand sweat during use.
Inspiration was drawn from the Bronze Age for all metallic parts. The Bronze Age, almost contemporary to the invention of writing, marked the eve of human civilization. The clip, the rings and the metal accessories -with the exception of the piston only- are all in bronze: natural bronze like the antique formula, that does not require plating or protection treatments which alter its original almost pink colour and which can be easily polished with special products.
The fountain pen has a 18 ct (950) gold nib rose gold plated. The charging high vacuum power filler is made of titanium, the only material resistant to ink aggression.
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The collection can be personalized using the well-known Visconti patent- My Pen System – with the instant application of the initials, the zodiac sign or the semi-precious stone preferred by the fortunate future owner of a Visconti pen. The My Pen System applications can be found in our webstore.
The name Visconti has been for the past twenty years a synonym for writing instruments of extraordinary beauty, historically and technologically studied. The fountain pens, rollers and ballpoint pens by Visconti make up a wide range of high quality instruments with a strong identification.