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The Graf von Faber-Castell “Pen of the Year” Edition has carved out a special position for itself amongst connoisseurs of fine writing culture. The design is inspired by epoch-making works and personalities. After Catherine the Great with “Catherine Palace, St. Petersburg” and Frederick the Great with “Sanssouci, Potsdam”, the trilogy is now complete with Empress Maria Theresa with “Schloß Schönbrunn, Vienna”. The fates of these three extraordinary ruling figures were very closely linked. As daughter of Emperor Karl VI and heir to the throne, Maria Theresa took over the regency of the large Habsburg Empire in 1740. She lost the region of Silesia to the Prussian King, her lifelong rival, not least because of the neutrality of Catherine. However in the end, Maria Theresa was able to ensure almost complete territorial integrity of her monarchy. In 1736, Maria Theresa married Francis Stephen of Lorraine (Franz Stephan von Lothringen), whom she knew and treasured from childhood. This was a marriage of love, which was very unusual for the time. The ruling couple spent the summer months in Schönbrunn Palace, which Maria Theresa had specially renovated. This magnificent building became the cultural and political centre of the Habsburg Empire. Important matters were decided there, and lively celebrations were also held. In addition, Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, among others, appeared at the palace theatre. After 29 years of a happy marriage, Maria Theresa lost her beloved husband unexpectedly in 1765. She furnished his former study with things that were the most precious to them both, thus ensuring the best way to express her love for Francis Stephen: “Nothing in this world, all diamonds mean nothing to me. The only things that give me joy come from China, especially lacquerware”. Lacquer was seen at that time as especially precious, as well as the epitome of luxury and exquisite taste due to the extremely costly and time consuming process of extracting it from the lacquer tree. Maria Theresa therefore spared no expense when furnishing the memorial room for Francis Stephen with their shared passion for Far East lacquer art. Among the prized possessions of the huge collection at Schönbrunn Palace are valuable Chinese screens from the imperial manufactory in Beijing. Their black lacquer panels masterly-painted with gold using the Chinese Miaojin technique were placed in panelling made from flamed maple and set with a gilded frame in 1770. Delicate gold paintings of landscapes, pagodas and floral patterns have been captivating the eye since that time in the Vieux-Laque Room, giving expressions of happiness, fortune, transience and immortality. Graf von Faber-Castell has acquired true artists of their craft for the design work of the Graf von Faber-Castell “Pen of the Year 2016”: the conservator of the Vieux-Laque Room Silvia Miklin and the Japanese artist Tomizo Saratani who specialises in the Maki-e technique. They worked together developing a motif that is divided into three parts, yet comes together to make a whole. During the most time consuming phases, each of the three plates are first painted black, then polished and burnt several times by hand. Then the artist lovingly draws the motif on the lacquer and then sprinkles the still wet drawing several times with 24-carat gold powder in different tints. This results in a relief that can still be perceived through additional protective lacquer works. Thus the characteristic look-and-feel of Hira Maki-e lacquer work is born. The platinum-plated variant of the Graf von Faber-Castell “Pen of the Year 2016” is also inspired by the design of the Vieux-Laque Room in a unique way. Hand-ground plates made from deep black onyx are set in elaborately created, platinum-plated frames and contrast with individually grained flamed maple in a fascinating manner. The platinum-plated fountain pen is limited to 500 units, the rollerball pen to 150. The special edition is limited to 120 fountain pens and 50 rollerball pens. The individually numbered writing instruments are kept in a highly-polished, black wooden case. It includes a certificate personally signed by the master craftsman of the gemstone manufactory Herbert Stephan attesting to the authenticity of the onyx used. Artist Tomizo Saratani also attested to the painting with 24-carat gold. The caps are adorned by a faceted Onyx which is ground and polished by hand. The Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of The Year 2016 Fountain pen uses a plunger filling mechanism and has an 18 karat gold nib. In 1761, Kaspar Faber started to produce pencils in Stein, near Nuremberg. When the fourth generation,Baron Lothar von Faber, took over the company in 1839 he turned the pencil into a true quality product and the world's first branded writing instrument. Over the centuries, he and his descendants created remarkable products. The result is the Graf von Faber-Castell Collection, a range of extraordinary writing instruments and accessories. They embody "Luxury in Simplicity" by combining selected materials, functionality and superb aesthetics. To ensure this exclusive writing instrument gives you many years of writing pleasure, Graf von Faber-Castell is pleased to offer a complimentary annual service having your Pen of the Year checked, cleaned and maintained through their specialists. You are eligible for this service after registration of your Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year on their web site (www.graf-von-faber-castell.com).  ..
EUR €2,892.56
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The latest edition of the Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year tells a story of an epoch and people whose deeds made a strong impression on the history of mankind. This year, 2018, it centres on an empire that, step by step from the 8th century BC, extended over three continents: Europe, Africa, and Asia. Even today, in the early 3rd millennium, it still exerts immeasurable influence on our world: the Imperium Romanum.According to legend, Rome was founded in the year 753 BC by Romulus, who had earlier been the subject of a remarkable drama: he and his twin brother Remus had been abandoned as infants but were discovered and suckled by a wolf. That was the start of a rise to fame without parallel in the ancient world. The city on the Tiber reached the zenith of its power in AD 117. Its vast field of influence extended from Scotland in the north to Nubia in Africa, from Portugal in the west to Mesopotamia in present-day Iraq. With its numerous peoples, the Roman empire embodied the idea of an “imperium sine fine”, a boundless empire, ruled from the “eternal city”. Rome’s symbol is the Colosseum: the legendary arena where the gladiators fought is an architectural wonder that has survived the changes and upheavals of the ages. He was destined for great things from birth: coming from an ancient Roman patrician family, Gaius Julius Caesar held important office at an early age, conquered all of Gaul as far as the Rhine, and increasingly acquired the reputation of resolutely pursuing his goals. As no other, he knew how to follow up his deeds with memorable words. After the battle of Zela, when his legionnaires exhausted the troops of King Pharnaces II in just four hours, he wrote to a friend “veni vidi vici” – I came, I saw, I conquered. One need hear this concise triumphant phrase just once, and it is remembered for ever. The conversion of the Roman Republic into an Empire began with Caesar. He was the first ruler to be represented on Roman coins during his lifetime.Stone of the gods: that is how the Greeks expressed their respect for the beauty of marble. The Romans took up the theme: marble statues were reserved for gods and emperors. They were produced in large numbers to declare the power of Rome, and many can still be admired in museums. Marble of the highest quality from Carrara in Tuscany made a significant contribution to the radiance that commanded so much respect. It was laid down 30 million years ago when the African and European continental plates collided, pushing up the Alps.The radiance of the “Black Edition” stands in fascinating contrast. In the search for a suitable opposite number to white statuario marble Graf von Faber-Castell made a lucky find in the Iberian peninsula, once part of the Roman empire. Nero Marquina from the Vizcaya (Biscay) region in the Basque country combines in a refined way a basic black colour with pronounced white veins. It harmonizes perfectly with the anthracite-grey titanium PVD coating that gives an ever-changing appearance in use. The fountain pen is fitted with a ruthenium-plated 18-carat gold nib, already run in by hand, which matches perfectly the very masculine appearance of the barrel. The cap of the “Black Edition” is also adorned by an engraving of the Colosseum and a miniature Roman penny (denarius). The denarius in the cap of this edition is modelled on a very rare silver coin from the year 44 BC depicting Caesar’s head. The original was found at Ritter in Düsseldorf, a prestigious dealer and certified coin expert. The nib of the fountain pen is black ruthenium 18 karat gold. The exclusive “Black Edition” is limited to 330 fountain pens and 100 rollerball pens. A certificate bearing the signature of Count Charles von Faber-Castell attests that these are all strictly limited editions. .In 1761, Kaspar Faber started to produce pencils in Stein, near Nuremberg. When the fourth generation,Baron Lothar von Faber, took over the company in 1839 he turned the pencil into a true quality product and the world's first branded writing instrument. Over the centuries, he and his descendants created remarkable products. The result is the Graf von Faber-Castell Collection, a range of extraordinary writing instruments and accessories. They embody "Luxury in Simplicity" by combining selected materials, functionality and superb aesthetics.To ensure this exclusive writing instrument gives you many years of writing pleasure, Graf von Faber-Castell is pleased to offer a complimentary annual service having your Pen of the Year checked, cleaned and maintained through their specialists. You are eligible for this service after registration of your Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year on their web site (www.graf-von-faber-castell.com)...
EUR €3,471.07
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The Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year 2019 is inspired by the Japanese samurai (bushi) and their matchless martial arts skills, their swords made from the most precious materials and their silently gliding movements, the aesthetics of which are so similar to the writing process. Always giving it their all with abundant vigour and loyalty is what defines the spirit of the samurai. Designed to fit his body and crafted with extreme precision, the armour (o-yoroi) offered the warrior the greatest possible freedom in handling his weapons. The painted black metal shaft of the Black Edition resembles the beautifully decorated armour made from individual metal plates. Delicate, tapered lines with 24-carat gold plating make the embellishment appear slightly embossed.  “Cultivate both – your spirit and wisdom” is the quote by Miyamoto Musashi on the Black Edition of the Pen of the Year 2019. As a tribute to the noble virtues of the samurai and their art of forgery, the Black Edition writing instruments are made from only the finest of materials. With outstanding craftsmanship, an even, wave-like pattern is lasered onto the endcap of the Black Edition, reminiscent of the smoothness and harmony of water. The Japanese character for samurai is engraved in the tamahagane inlay in the cap. The end cap is adorned with the symbol “tsuba” (hand guard), designed by Miyamoto Musashi. The caps and the handle are finished with an anthracite-grey PVD coating made from titanium, while the 18-carat-gold nib is coated with ruthenium.  The design of the hand-forged handle is reminiscent of the mysterious beauty of the stingray leather the samurai used to cover their swords’ handles.  Each of the unique, numbered pens represents the inner disposition of the samurai to strive for strength, clarity and perfection. The exclusive pens come in a high- gloss black wooden case. A certifi cate signed by Count Charles von Faber-Castell attests to the authenticity of the limited edition. The fountain pen is limited to 330 pieces, the rollerball pen is limited to 100 pieces.  In 1761, Kaspar Faber started to produce pencils in Stein, near Nuremberg. When the fourth generation,Baron Lothar von Faber, took over the company in 1839 he turned the pencil into a true quality product and the world's first branded writing instrument. Over the centuries, he and his descendants created remarkable products. The result is the Graf von Faber-Castell Collection, a range of extraordinary writing instruments and accessories. They embody "Luxury in Simplicity" by combining selected materials, functionality and superb aesthetics. To ensure this exclusive writing instrument gives you many years of writing pleasure, Graf von Faber-Castell is pleased to offer a complimentary annual service having your Pen of the Year checked, cleaned and maintained through their specialists. You are eligible for this service after registration of your Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year on their web site (www.graf-von-faber-castell.com)...
EUR €3,719.01
Availabilty: Within 7 business days
The Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year 2019 is inspired by the Japanese samurai (bushi) and their matchless martial arts skills, their swords made from the most precious materials and their silently gliding movements, the aesthetics of which are so similar to the writing process. The traditional process employed by Japanese forges to make their long swords (katanas) sharp and robust was very complex. The blades were formed from tamahagane steel, while the sword’s sheath and handle were made of untreated magnolia wood. The handle and sheath were covered with prized stingray leather. The production, materials and the look and feel of the Pen of the Year are inspired by these masterpieces. The shaft, made of stained Magnolia wood, is painted, sanded and polished multiple times.  Samurais believe that intuition is just as important as the intellectual learning of the rules so that they can be free of selfishness and wrong intentions. In line with this tenet, the dark-stained barrel made of magnolia wood features a quote engraved in 24-carat-gold varnish by Miyamoto Musashi, “Today I win against myself of yesterday”. A metal plate, engraved with the gold plated (24 carat gold) Japanese character for samurai, adorns the cap. The end cap is also engraved with the symbol created by Musashi for the word “tsuba”, or hand guard, the device that protects the hand when holding the weapon. The two caps, the handle and the 18-carat-gold nib of the fountain pen, available are coated in ruthenium. The design of the hand-forged handle is reminiscent of the mysterious beauty of the stingray leather the samurai used to cover their swords’ handles.  Each of the unique, numbered pens represents the inner disposition of the samurai to strive for strength, clarity and perfection. The exclusive pens come in a high- gloss black wooden case. A certifi cate signed by Count Charles von Faber-Castell attests to the authenticity of the limited edition. The fountain pen is limited to 400 pieces, the rollerball pen is limited to 120 pieces.  In 1761, Kaspar Faber started to produce pencils in Stein, near Nuremberg. When the fourth generation,Baron Lothar von Faber, took over the company in 1839 he turned the pencil into a true quality product and the world's first branded writing instrument. Over the centuries, he and his descendants created remarkable products. The result is the Graf von Faber-Castell Collection, a range of extraordinary writing instruments and accessories. They embody "Luxury in Simplicity" by combining selected materials, functionality and superb aesthetics. To ensure this exclusive writing instrument gives you many years of writing pleasure, Graf von Faber-Castell is pleased to offer a complimentary annual service having your Pen of the Year checked, cleaned and maintained through their specialists. You are eligible for this service after registration of your Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year on their web site (www.graf-von-faber-castell.com)...
EUR €2,892.56
Availabilty: Within 7 business days
The Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year 2019 is inspired by the Japanese samurai (bushi) and their matchless martial arts skills, their swords made from the most precious materials and their silently gliding movements, the aesthetics of which are so similar to the writing process. The traditional process employed by Japanese forges to make their long swords (katanas) sharp and robust was very complex. The blades were formed from tamahagane steel, while the sword’s sheath and handle were made of untreated magnolia wood. The handle and sheath were covered with prized stingray leather. The production, materials and the look and feel of the Pen of the Year are inspired by these masterpieces. The shaft, made of stained Magnolia wood, is painted, sanded and polished multiple times.  Samurais believe that intuition is just as important as the intellectual learning of the rules so that they can be free of selfishness and wrong intentions. In line with this tenet, the dark-stained barrel made of magnolia wood features a quote engraved in 24-carat-gold varnish by Miyamoto Musashi, “Today I win against myself of yesterday”. A metal plate, engraved with the gold plated (24 carat gold) Japanese character for samurai, adorns the cap. The end cap is also engraved with the symbol created by Musashi for the word “tsuba”, or hand guard, the device that protects the hand when holding the weapon. The two caps, the handle and the 18-carat-gold nib of the fountain pen, available are coated in ruthenium. The design of the hand-forged handle is reminiscent of the mysterious beauty of the stingray leather the samurai used to cover their swords’ handles.  Each of the unique, numbered pens represents the inner disposition of the samurai to strive for strength, clarity and perfection. The exclusive pens come in a high- gloss black wooden case. A certifi cate signed by Count Charles von Faber-Castell attests to the authenticity of the limited edition. The fountain pen is limited to 400 pieces, the rollerball pen is limited to 120 pieces.  In 1761, Kaspar Faber started to produce pencils in Stein, near Nuremberg. When the fourth generation,Baron Lothar von Faber, took over the company in 1839 he turned the pencil into a true quality product and the world's first branded writing instrument. Over the centuries, he and his descendants created remarkable products. The result is the Graf von Faber-Castell Collection, a range of extraordinary writing instruments and accessories. They embody "Luxury in Simplicity" by combining selected materials, functionality and superb aesthetics. To ensure this exclusive writing instrument gives you many years of writing pleasure, Graf von Faber-Castell is pleased to offer a complimentary annual service having your Pen of the Year checked, cleaned and maintained through their specialists. You are eligible for this service after registration of your Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year on their web site (www.graf-von-faber-castell.com)...
EUR €2,644.63
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The Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year 2020 draws its inspiration from the Greek heroes of Sparta and their king Leonidas. For centuries, the small city state of Sparta was the greatest military power of ancient Greece. Discipline and the legendary invincibility of the Spartans were the fruit of a strict training from an early age, the agogé. The Spartan society was very militarized and its fate lay in the hands of the gods: alongside Apollo and Artemis, the valiant Athena was one of the most important deities. Goddess of wisdom of strategy and war, she was considered the "Guardian of the city". The education to which every Spartan man was subjected from his childhood was hard and physically trying. Based on courage, endurance, fearlessness and self-sacrifice, it trained the best warriors of this era. These infantrymen, heavily armed with shield, cuirass, helmet and leggings, had to acquire their own tailor-made equipment, which was very expensive. The Pen of the Year 2020 also takes inspiration to the qualities of this equipment: strength, solidity and aesthetics. The anthracite metal body with its titanium PVD coating is adorned with a milled decoration, as well as 42 rough diamonds of 2.1 carats out of 7 rows of 6 pieces. They thus recall the rivets of the armor of the Spartans. The milled decoration on the body reminds us of the shape of the skirt with fringes of their armor. Essential element to their defense, their bronze helmet was made in one piece. At that time the Corinthian helmet was the most widespread. It protected the head, and its narrow and elegant slot for the eyes as well as the horsehair ridge intimidated their opponents. The spring-loaded clip of the pen of the Year 2020 resembles the shape of the helmet and thus imitates the neck of a horse. The bright cap is mirror polished. The Spartans were, in the middle of the 6th century, precious allies for the Hellenic and foreign states. The Battle of Thermopylae is known worldwide. Leonidas there opposed to the supremacy of the Persian king Xerxes and managed to contain his army in a narrow parade with only 300 Spartans. A courageous strategy that cost him his life, but allowed most Greeks to withdraw in time to defend their lands. The large round shields, which protected the whole upper body, were indispensable to the protection of the warriors. They have inspired the lacquered inlay of the top of the Pen of the Year 2020, marked with the lambda letter, the 11th of the Greek alphabet. The letter Lambda also served as an abbreviation for the name Lacedaemonians - the historical name of the Spartan state - and the letter adorned the shield of the warriors. The milled and matt gripping section of the instrument of the pen refers to the warriors' cuirass, which was made to measure. It was composed of two bronze plates for the front and the back, which were welded at the shoulders. Details like the decor on the body of the writing instrument recall the archaic motif on the protective armor.In its special edition "Black Edition", the Pen of the Year 2020 is limited to 80 ink rollers and 270 fountain pens. In 1761, Kaspar Faber started to produce pencils in Stein, near Nuremberg. When the fourth generation,Baron Lothar von Faber, took over the company in 1839 he turned the pencil into a true quality product and the world's first branded writing instrument. Over the centuries, he and his descendants created remarkable products. The result is the Graf von Faber-Castell Collection, a range of extraordinary writing instruments and accessories. They embody "Luxury in Simplicity" by combining selected materials, functionality and superb aesthetics. To ensure this exclusive writing instrument gives you many years of writing pleasure, Graf von Faber-Castell is pleased to offer a complimentary annual service having your Pen of the Year checked, cleaned and maintained through their specialists. You are eligible for this service after registration of your Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year on their web site (www.graf-von-faber-castell.com)...
EUR €3,719.01
Availabilty: Within 7 business days
The Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year 2020 draws its inspiration from the Greek heroes of Sparta and their king Leonidas. For centuries, the small city state of Sparta was the greatest military power of ancient Greece. Discipline and the legendary invincibility of the Spartans were the fruit of a strict training from an early age, the agogé. The Spartan society was very militarized and its fate lay in the hands of the gods: alongside Apollo and Artemis, the valiant Athena was one of the most important deities. Goddess of wisdom of strategy and war, she was considered the "Guardian of the city". The education to which every Spartan man was subjected from his childhood was hard and physically trying. Based on courage, endurance, fearlessness and self-sacrifice, it trained the best warriors of this era. These infantrymen, heavily armed with shield, cuirass, helmet and leggings, had to acquire their own tailor-made equipment, which was very expensive.The Pen of the Year 2020 also takes inspiration to the qualities of this equipment: strength, solidity and aesthetics. Seven rough 0.35 carat diamonds are placed on a matt sandblasted body, coated with a layer ruthenium symbolizing robustness, strength and uniqueness, like the valiant Spartans. The milled decoration on the body reminds us of the shape of the skirt with fringes of their armor.Essential element to their defense, their bronze helmet was made in one piece. At that time the Corinthian helmet was the most widespread. It protected the head, and its narrow and elegant slot for the eyes as well as the horsehair ridge intimidated their opponents. The spring-loaded clip of the pen of the Year 2020 resembles the shape of the helmet and thus imitates the neck of a horse. The bright cap is mirror polished.The Spartans were, in the middle of the 6th century, precious allies for the Hellenic and foreign states. The Battle of Thermopylae is known worldwide. Leonidas there opposed to the supremacy of the Persian king Xerxes and managed to contain his army in a narrow parade with only 300 Spartans. A courageous strategy that cost him his life, but allowed most Greeks to withdraw in time to defend their lands. The large round shields, which protected the whole upper body, were indispensable to the protection of the warriors. They have inspired the lacquered inlay of the top of the Pen of the Year 2020, marked with the lambda letter, the 11th of the Greek alphabet. The letter Lambda also served as an abbreviation for the name Lacedaemonians - the historical name of the Spartan state - and the letter adorned the shield of the warriors.The milled and matt gripping section of the instrument of the pen refers to the warriors' cuirass, which was made to measure. It was composed of two bronze plates for the front and the back, which were welded at the shoulders. Details like the decor on the body of the writing instrument recall the archaic motif on the protective armor.The nib in 18-carat gold of the piston fountain pen promises an exceptional writing pleasure. The pens are limited to 90 rollerball pens and 310 fountain pens.In 1761, Kaspar Faber started to produce pencils in Stein, near Nuremberg. When the fourth generation,Baron Lothar von Faber, took over the company in 1839 he turned the pencil into a true quality product and the world's first branded writing instrument. Over the centuries, he and his descendants created remarkable products. The result is the Graf von Faber-Castell Collection, a range of extraordinary writing instruments and accessories. They embody "Luxury in Simplicity" by combining selected materials, functionality and superb aesthetics.To ensure this exclusive writing instrument gives you many years of writing pleasure, Graf von Faber-Castell is pleased to offer a complimentary annual service having your Pen of the Year checked, cleaned and maintained through their specialists. You are eligible for this service after registration of your Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year on their web site (www.graf-von-faber-castell.com)...
EUR €2,892.56
Availabilty: Within 7 business days
The Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year 2020 draws its inspiration from the Greek heroes of Sparta and their king Leonidas. For centuries, the small city state of Sparta was the greatest military power of ancient Greece. Discipline and the legendary invincibility of the Spartans were the fruit of a strict training from an early age, the agogé. The Spartan society was very militarized and its fate lay in the hands of the gods: alongside Apollo and Artemis, the valiant Athena was one of the most important deities. Goddess of wisdom of strategy and war, she was considered the "Guardian of the city". The education to which every Spartan man was subjected from his childhood was hard and physically trying. Based on courage, endurance, fearlessness and self-sacrifice, it trained the best warriors of this era. These infantrymen, heavily armed with shield, cuirass, helmet and leggings, had to acquire their own tailor-made equipment, which was very expensive.The Pen of the Year 2020 also takes inspiration to the qualities of this equipment: strength, solidity and aesthetics. Seven rough 0.35 carat diamonds are placed on a matt sandblasted body, coated with a layer ruthenium symbolizing robustness, strength and uniqueness, like the valiant Spartans. The milled decoration on the body reminds us of the shape of the skirt with fringes of their armor. Essential element to their defense, their bronze helmet was made in one piece. At that time the Corinthian helmet was the most widespread. It protected the head, and its narrow and elegant slot for the eyes as well as the horsehair ridge intimidated their opponents. The spring-loaded clip of the pen of the Year 2020 resembles the shape of the helmet and thus imitates the neck of a horse. The bright cap is mirror polished. The Spartans were, in the middle of the 6th century, precious allies for the Hellenic and foreign states. The Battle of Thermopylae is known worldwide. Leonidas there opposed to the supremacy of the Persian king Xerxes and managed to contain his army in a narrow parade with only 300 Spartans. A courageous strategy that cost him his life, but allowed most Greeks to withdraw in time to defend their lands. The large round shields, which protected the whole upper body, were indispensable to the protection of the warriors. They have inspired the lacquered inlay of the top of the Pen of the Year 2020, marked with the lambda letter, the 11th of the Greek alphabet. The letter Lambda also served as an abbreviation for the name Lacedaemonians - the historical name of the Spartan state - and the letter adorned the shield of the warriors. The milled and matt gripping section of the instrument of the pen refers to the warriors' cuirass, which was made to measure. It was composed of two bronze plates for the front and the back, which were welded at the shoulders. Details like the decor on the body of the writing instrument recall the archaic motif on the protective armor. The pens are limited to 90 rollerball pens and 310 fountain pens. In 1761, Kaspar Faber started to produce pencils in Stein, near Nuremberg. When the fourth generation,Baron Lothar von Faber, took over the company in 1839 he turned the pencil into a true quality product and the world's first branded writing instrument. Over the centuries, he and his descendants created remarkable products. The result is the Graf von Faber-Castell Collection, a range of extraordinary writing instruments and accessories. They embody "Luxury in Simplicity" by combining selected materials, functionality and superb aesthetics. To ensure this exclusive writing instrument gives you many years of writing pleasure, Graf von Faber-Castell is pleased to offer a complimentary annual service having your Pen of the Year checked, cleaned and maintained through their specialists. You are eligible for this service after registration of your Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year on their web site (www.graf-von-faber-castell.com)...
EUR €2,644.63
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In 2003, Lamy launched the Dialog series of high-end writing instruments and collaborating with famed industrial designers in their conception. The Dialog 1 in particular was designed by the Munich-born Richard Sapper, known for designing the Artemide Tizio desk lamp in 1972 and the IBM ThinkPad in 1992. The Lamy Dialog 1 has a metal body with a triangular cross-section and matte titanium finish. It uses a top-push click mechanism. The triangular shape of the pen is equilateral with curved vertices.The Dialog 1 received the Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award in 2003. Lamy is an independent family-owned enterprise which was established in 1930 by , former Parker employee, C. Josef Lamy in Heidelberg. The Lamy brand has existed since 1952 and proved its innovative prowess in the very first year with the completely novel Lamy 27 fountain pen series. And in 1966 the distinctive style of Lamy Design was born with the Lamy 2000...
EUR €111.57
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In 2003, Lamy launched the Dialog series of high-end writing instruments and collaborating with famed industrial designers in their conception. In 2009, the Dialog 3 was designed by Franco Clivio, among others he designed for clients such as Erco, FSB, Gardena, Rodenstock and Siemens. Both the nib and the clip retract into the Lamy dialog 3's body. Its innovative rotating mechanism makes this premium fountain pen the first of its kind. Twist the pen and the 14 carat gold nib glides elegantly out of the body, while the clip sinks down. When closed, a ball valve prevents the retracted nib from drying out and getting dirty. The fountain pen uses the ink cartridge/converter filling system. Lamy is an independent family-owned enterprise which was established in 1930 by , former Parker employee, C. Josef Lamy in Heidelberg. The Lamy brand has existed since 1952 and proved its innovative prowess in the very first year with the completely novel Lamy 27 fountain pen series. And in 1966 the distinctive style of Lamy Design was born with the Lamy 2000.  ..
EUR €239.67
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In 2003, Lamy launched the Dialog series of high-end writing instruments and collaborating with famed industrial designers in their conception. In 2009, the Dialog 3 was designed by Franco Clivio, among others he designed for clients such as Erco, FSB, Gardena, Rodenstock and Siemens. Both the nib and the clip retract into the Lamy dialog 3's body. Its innovative rotating mechanism makes this premium fountain pen the first of its kind. Twist the pen and the 14 carat gold nib glides elegantly out of the body, while the clip sinks down. When closed, a ball valve prevents the retracted nib from drying out and getting dirty. The fountain pen uses the ink cartridge/converter filling system. Lamy is an independent family-owned enterprise which was established in 1930 by , former Parker employee, C. Josef Lamy in Heidelberg. The Lamy brand has existed since 1952 and proved its innovative prowess in the very first year with the completely novel Lamy 27 fountain pen series. And in 1966 the distinctive style of Lamy Design was born with the Lamy 2000.  ..
EUR €239.67
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Each of the 33 sets includes four elegantly finished fountain pens – four interpretations of the LAMY dialog 3. The guiding theme of the LAMY dialog urushi edition is a subject which is as timeless as it is universal: the four seasons with their own individual moods. Spring, summer, autumn and winter as the symbol for the eternal cycle of life. Black urushi lacquer creates the deepest black known worldwide. This is not created by pigments but through the addition of iron powder which causes an oxidation of the lacquer and is subsequently filtered out. Applied very thinly, the black lacquer appears transparent at first. It is only with the application of additional layers that the colour intensity and depth are created which are so characteristic of urushi surfaces. For the spring model, urushi master Manfred Schmid hasn’t used the black lacquer in this classic way but, instead, developed a new and original technique. An ultra-thin layer of the black lacquer is applied to the stainless-steel body which is coated with light blue niobium and this blue then shimmers through the black lacquer. Using a fine brush, the artist then lightly sprinkles alcohol over the black lacquer which breaks up the surface and creates a complex structure full of subtle reflexes which are unique and cannot be repeated. The summer model was designed by the Japanese master Norihiko Ogura with a special variant of the so-called gold sprinkling technique (Maki-e) whereby a special, super-fine grain gold powder (each grain has a diameter of 0.03 mm) is sprinkled over the entire lacquer surface. The surface is then smoothed with charcoal made of camellia wood. A procedure which highlights the immense perfection and precision of the urushi master: when this is smoothed, the grains in the gold powder are reduced to exactly half their original size. The subsequent application and smoothing of a further layer of gold, the grains of which are slightly larger, creates a streamlined texture on the surface. In daily use these lines are “polished” through contact with the skin and become increasingly glossier. The lower lacquer layers also become visible and in this way the fountain pen is subject to a continuous living change process. Manfred Schmid has also chosen his own urushi method for the autumn model. Whilst the lacquer is usually only used in the colours black and red, Manfred Schmid used the so-called transparent lacquer for this model. Typically, only used for sealing and not in the actual decor, this natural urushi lacquer gradually unfolds a warm amber shade with every layer. Manfred Schmid applies this to a stainless steel body with golden PVD coating which, prior to this, was smoothed vertically and horizontally to create a fine texture. This structure which has been created in this way later gleams from a depth through the lacquer and the base and surface fuse. The finishing method of winter is the same as used in the “Spring” model. Both the nib and the clip retract into the Lamy dialog 3's body. Its innovative rotating mechanism makes this premium fountain pen the first of its kind. Twist the pen and the 14 carat gold nib glides elegantly out of the body, while the clip sinks down. When closed, a ball valve prevents the retracted nib from drying out and getting dirty. The fountain pen uses the ink cartridge/converter filling system. Lamy is an independent family-owned enterprise which was established in 1930 by , former Parker employee, C. Josef Lamy in Heidelberg. The Lamy brand has existed since 1952 and proved its innovative prowess in the very first year with the completely novel Lamy 27 fountain pen series. And in 1966 the distinctive style of Lamy Design was born with the Lamy 2000.  ..
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The Montblanc Meisterstück Great Masters collection is a series of editions paying tribute to both the paradigm of excellence of the Meisterstück as well as to the visionary traditions of other master craftsmen and to their long-standing dedication to excellence. The Alligator leather collection highlights the exceptional skills of craftsman artfully working on exquisite alligator leahter, finely hand-stitched.During the Renaissance era, the Italian city of Florence was a fountain of new ideas in fine arts, architecture and philosophy. In this Gilded Age the city’s artisans rose to fame for their leather craftsmanship whose quality and skill was admired throughout Europe. To this day, the city prides itself on its finest leather goods which combine elegant style with painstaking workmanship. The Florentine leather craft has been a perpetual source of inspiration for artisans all over the world. Unique in the world of fine writing, each of the Montblanc Masters for Meisterstuck Firenze writing instruments is finished with a hand stitched seam. The cap and barrel of the LeGrand sized writing instruments are encased in black alligator leather. The “Ponte Vecchio”arch bridge is engraved as stylized silhouette on the cone. De Montblanc emblem on the top of the cap is made of mother-of-pearl. Montblanc is since 1908 a leader in the world of luxury. It is a symbol of quality, reliability and status. Many already havewritten with a Montblanc. All Montblanc products manufactured in Germany are of such quality that they may bear the familiar logo . Besides writing instruments, Montblanc also makes leather goods. Montblanc offers its products in a 2-year warranty.Appelboom is authorized dealer of Montblanc...
EUR €2,438.02
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The Montblanc Meisterstück Great Masters collection is a series of editions paying tribute to both the paradigm of excellence of the Meisterstück as well as to the visionary traditions of other master craftsmen and to their long-standing dedication to excellence. The Alligator leather collection highlights the exceptional skills of craftsman artfully working on exquisite alligator leahter, finely hand-stitched.During the Renaissance era, the Italian city of Florence was a fountain of new ideas in fine arts, architecture and philosophy. In this Gilded Age the city’s artisans rose to fame for their leather craftsmanship whose quality and skill was admired throughout Europe. To this day, the city prides itself on its finest leather goods which combine elegant style with painstaking workmanship. The Florentine leather craft has been a perpetual source of inspiration for artisans all over the world. Unique in the world of fine writing, each of the Montblanc Meisterstuck Great Masters writing instruments is finished with a hand stitched seam. The cap and barrel of the LeGrand sized writing instruments are encased in black alligator leather. The “Ponte Vecchio”arch bridge is engraved as stylized silhouette on the cone. De Montblanc emblem on the top of the cap is made of mother-of-pearl. The Montblanc Meisterstück Great Masters fountain pen uses a piston filling mechanism and has a 18kt gold nib with an embossing of an alligator pattern.The Montblanc Meisterstück Great Masters collection comes in a white lacquered wooden box as well as slip lid box are inspired by a stylish silhouette of the famous bridge “Ponte Vecchio”.The ink bottles of Montblanc are available in our webstore.Montblanc is since 1908 a leader in the world of luxury. It is a symbol of quality, reliability and status. Many already havewritten with a Montblanc. All Montblanc products manufactured in Germany are of such quality that they may bear the familiar logo . Besides writing instruments, Montblanc also makes leather goods. Montblanc offers its products in a 2-year warranty.Appelboom is authorized dealer of Montblanc...
EUR €2,520.66
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The "Meisterstück Great Masters James Purdey & Sons" unites the expertise of Montblanc – as creator of exquisite writing instruments – with the exclusive Maison, crafter of fine guns and rifles for game hunting. James Purdey & Sons have been serving the world's most demanding customers in search of perfect function, beauty, exclusivity and long-lasting quality. The wood-carving and metal-engraving crafts of the James Purdey Maison are unique, secret and extraordinary. The Meisterstück Fountain Pen is made of caucasian walnut wood with engraved Purdey checkering and casted metal inlay, and features an 18 K gold nib and ruthenium-coated fittings. The Masters for Meisterstück Collections are a series of Editions that pay tribute to both the excellence of the Meisterstück as well as to the visionary traditions of other master craftsmen and to their long-standing dedication to product excellence. Montblanc is since 1908 a leader in the world of luxury. It is a symbol of quality, reliability and status. Many already havewritten with a Montblanc. All Montblanc products manufactured in Germany are of such quality that they may bear the familiar logo . Besides writing instruments, Montblanc also makes leather goods. Montblanc offers its products in a 2-year warranty. Appelboom is authorized dealer of Montblanc...
EUR €2,520.66
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Enrich the assortment with the new Premium Game Set, including the James Purdey & Sons special edition Fountain Pen, and a premium vegetable-tanned leather travel case for backgammon and bridge, inspired by the game tradition that is part of the British luxury lifestyle.The "Meisterstück Great Masters James Purdey & Sons" unites the expertise of Montblanc – as creator of exquisite writing instruments – with the exclusive Maison, crafter of fine guns and rifles for game hunting. James Purdey & Sons have been serving the world's most demanding customers in search of perfect function, beauty, exclusivity and long-lasting quality. The wood-carving and metal-engraving crafts of the James Purdey Maison are unique, secret and extraordinary. The Meisterstück Fountain Pen is made of caucasian walnut wood with engraved Purdey checkering and casted metal inlay, and features an 18 K gold nib and ruthenium-coated fittings. The Masters for Meisterstück Collections are a series of Editions that pay tribute to both the excellence of the Meisterstück as well as to the visionary traditions of other master craftsmen and to their long-standing dedication to product excellence. Montblanc is since 1908 a leader in the world of luxury. It is a symbol of quality, reliability and status. Many already havewritten with a Montblanc. All Montblanc products manufactured in Germany are of such quality that they may bear the familiar logo . Besides writing instruments, Montblanc also makes leather goods. Montblanc offers its products in a 2-year warranty. Appelboom is authorized dealer of Montblanc...
EUR €3,801.65
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The "Meisterstück Great Masters James Purdey & Sons" unites the expertise of Montblanc – as creator of exquisite writing instruments – with the exclusive Maison, crafter of fine guns and rifles for game hunting. James Purdey & Sons have been serving the world's most demanding customers in search of perfect function, beauty, exclusivity and long-lasting quality. The wood-carving and metal-engraving crafts of the James Purdey Maison are unique, secret and extraordinary. The Meisterstück Rollerball is made of caucasian walnut wood with engraved Purdey checkering and casted metal inlay, and features ruthenium-coated fittings. The Great Masters for Meisterstück Collections are a series of Editions that pay tribute to both the excellence of the Meisterstück as well as to the visionary traditions of other master craftsmen and to their long-standing dedication to product excellence. Montblanc is since 1908 a leader in the world of luxury. It is a symbol of quality, reliability and status. Many already havewritten with a Montblanc. All Montblanc products manufactured in Germany are of such quality that they may bear the familiar logo . Besides writing instruments, Montblanc also makes leather goods. Montblanc offers its products in a 2-year warranty. Appelboom is authorized dealer of Montblanc...
EUR €2,438.02
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The Montblanc Meisterstück Great Masters collection is a series of editions paying tribute to both the paradigm of excellence of the Meisterstück as well as to the visionary traditions of other master craftsmen and to their long-standing dedication to excellence. The Python leather collection highlights the exceptional skills of craftsman artfully working on exquisite Python leahter, finely hand-stitched.During the Renaissance era, the Italian city of Florence was a fountain of new ideas in fine arts, architecture and philosophy. In this Gilded Age the city’s artisans rose to fame for their leather craftsmanship whose quality and skill was admired throughout Europe. To this day, the city prides itself on its finest leather goods which combine elegant style with painstaking workmanship. The Florentine leather craft has been a perpetual source of inspiration for artisans all over the world. Unique in the world of fine writing, each of the Montblanc Meisterstuck Great Masters writing instruments is finished with a hand stitched seam. The cap and barrel of the LeGrand sized writing instruments are encased in red Python leather. The “Ponte Vecchio”arch bridge is engraved as stylized silhouette on the cone. De Montblanc emblem on the top of the cap is made of mother-of-pearl. The Montblanc Meisterstück Great Masters fountain pen uses a piston filling mechanism and has a 18kt gold nib with an embossing of an Python pattern.The Montblanc Meisterstück Great Masters collection comes in a white lacquered wooden box as well as slip lid box are inspired by a stylish silhouette of the famous bridge “Ponte Vecchio”.The ink bottles of Montblanc are available in our webstore.Montblanc is since 1908 a leader in the world of luxury. It is a symbol of quality, reliability and status. Many already havewritten with a Montblanc. All Montblanc products manufactured in Germany are of such quality that they may bear the familiar logo . Besides writing instruments, Montblanc also makes leather goods. Montblanc offers its products in a 2-year warranty.Appelboom is authorized dealer of Montblanc...
EUR €2,520.66
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