Hercules - Tibaldi Hercules Solid Gold Fountain pen
Tibaldi introduces with the Tibaldi Hercules limited edition a worship to the Son of Zeus and a mortal woman, Hercules. Hercules was always been alluring for mankind, due to his sheer heroism, his limitless strength and his completion of the 12 impossible missions known to all as "the Labours of Hercules", in which he had to slay the Nemean lion, the 9-headed Lernaean Hydra and the Stymphalian birds; to capture the golden hind of Artemis, the Erymanthian boar, the Cretan bull, the mares of Diomedes and the monster-dog Cerberus, hound of Hades; to clean the Augean stables in one day, to steal the belt of Hippolyte, the cattle of the Monster Geryon and the apples of the Hesperides. In spite of difficulties, Hercules completed his labours and undertook other adventures, which established him as a symbol of virility, strength and courage, for the ages to the present day.
Lorena Straffi has hand painted every cap with a reproduction of a painting by Antonio del Pollaiuolo from circa 1475, entitled "Hercules and the Hydra".
Tibaldi has graced the barrel of the pen with a threedimensional engraving inspired by a medal made in 1490 by Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi, sculptor and goldsmith, with Hercules fighting with the Hydra. The original resides at the Museo Nazionale del Bargello in Florence..
The pen's details are in green pearly resin. The cap top is engraved with an image in relief of Hercules, coated with translucent green enamel. The clip reproduces the shape and the design of Hercule's club. The clip ring is engraved with a three-dimensional relief image of the Temple of Hercules Victor in Rome.
The sterling silver Tibaldi Hercules limited edition is limited to 240 pens (120 fountain pens, 120 rollerballs). The more precious edition, made of solid gold, is limited to 24 pens (12 fountain pens, 12 rollerballs).
Like the original Tibaldi nibs from the early 1900s, each one is solid 18K gold and engraved with the guarantee of first class writing instruments – 1ª Qualità. The Nib is only available in Medium grade and feature a two-tone coloration – rhodium and yellow gold. The filling system is a "perfected" piston filling mechanism, secured by exclusive Tibaldi patent.
Tibaldi fountain pens are writing instruments that reflect the technical excellence of high precision mechanical watches, which appeal to multiple human senses: sight, touch and hearing.Tibaldi pens are writing instruments that reflect the technical excellence of high precision mechanical watches, appeal to multiple human senses: sight, touch and hearing. The unique filling mechanism of Tibaldi is protected by patent. Its surfaces boast “Clou de Paris” diamond point and galvanized finishes, decorations which are only found on the inner workings of fine watches. The precious metals used in the Tibaldi pens are worked in Switzerland, the home of luxury timepieces. Their quality is certified by the Swiss Federal Customs Administration Office of Geneva.
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