Montegrappa is excited to reveal the debut silhouette from a new James Bond family of writing instruments: the 007 Spymaster Duo. The legendary James Bond film franchise celebrated 60 years on 5 October 2022. After six decades and 25 blockbuster movies, 007 needs no introduction.
Montegrappa’s journey with the famous secret agent begins with a flashback to his first movie: the iconic Dr. No, starring Sean Connery. The limited edition writing instrument connects with an early scene from the 1962 classic, in which Bond is issued with his infamous .380 calibre Walther PPK pistol. This plot point intersects with all elements of product design and presentation. But this edition goes beyond simple homage to embrace spycraft – with two remarkable, concealed mechanical marvels and a daringly innovative cartridge-based filling system for the fountain pen.
007 Spymaster Duo combines a rifled, grey stainless-steel cap and upper barrel with a knurled lower barrel in black anodised aluminium and a steel grip section. However, like any good tool of the spy trade, its true mischief is kept out of sight. A set of grey steel 007 cufflinks is concealed within the upper barrel, and can be accessed via a special locking mechanism and dummy blind cap.
The fountain pen is this series is even more ingenious, with a revolutionary Swift-Shot filling system, developed especially for this edition. A pair of brass ink capsules resemble the Walther PPK’s 7.65 mm cartridges, and are refilled using Power-Push hydraulic action and a custom-made reloading pipette supplied in aluminium/steel together with pouring spout and rinsing tube accessories.
The Montegrappa 007 Spymaster Duo fountain pen is equipped with an 8mm, 18K ruthenium gold nib (EF, F, M, B, Stub 1.1), which brandishes the James Bond 60th Anniversary logo.
Custom packaging supplied with both editions emulates a leatherette Walther PPK travel case, and contains an exclusive, foil-stamped notebook along with product pouches, cleaning cloth, documentation and storage compartments. Rollerball and fountain pen editions of 380 pieces reference the calibre of the Walther PPK. The fountain pens come with twin 007 and 60th Anniversary ink bottles of blue and black ink.
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 like 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.