The pen is mightier than the stylus

In an era where most documents are typed on laptop keyboards and smartphone keypads, the classic luxury fountain pen still continues to hold sway.

Published: 07th October 2017 10:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th October 2017 05:18 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

In an era where most documents are typed on laptop keyboards and smartphone keypads, the classic luxury fountain pen still continues to hold sway. From the boardroom to the country club, here are some stylish pens that today’s gentlemen are sporting this year.

Pelikan M400 Fountain Pen Black/Green Medium
Pelikan pioneered the differentiated piston mechanism to fountain pen manufacture, which is continued in this one too. It is elegantly finished in black and dark green resin with 24 carat gold rings and a 14 carat gold nib.
Price: Rs 14,400

Montblanc Meisterstuck Classique Fountain Pen
This pen comes in a deep black precious resin with gold plate details and a 14-carat handcrafted gold nib. The white star Montblanc emblem finishes off the design and marks this as a pen of distinction.
Price: Rs 24,940

Montegrappa La Traviata Ltd Ed Sterling Silver Fountain Pen
This sterling silver creation commemorating the opera, La Traviata, is an absolute work of art. Use it to make your own art with its 18-carat gold nib and black ink. Price: Rs 58,848

Jean Pierre Lepin Titanic Black Pink Gold Finish Fountain Pen
These limited edition pens are made from fused steel both from the shipyard where the Titanic was built, and the actual wreck. This hugely complicated pen boasts propellers, portholes, pistons, rivets and engravings. Price: Rs 4,47,746

David Oscarson Jacques De Molay Medium Fountain Pen
This one commemorates Jaques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar. Its black and white chequered enamel evokes the floor of the Masonic temple. Price: Rs 2,55,294

S.T. Dupont Mon Dupont By Karl Lagerfeld Fountain Pen Black & Palladium
Fashion designer Karl Lagerfield and S.T. Dupont have collaborated to create a timeless pen that’s made entirely of metal and has a steel nib. It combines a cylindrical bottle shape. Price: Rs 36,526

Sheaffer Legacy With Exclusive Inlaid Nib
In 18-carat Gold Fountain Pen
This range, with its 18-carat gold palladium-coated nibs, is extremely popular among connoisseurs of beautiful writing instruments. Each pen comes exquisitely packaged in a luxury gift box.
Price: Rs 18,438

Metropolitan Museum Art Collection Tiffany Pine Bough Medium Point Fountain Pen
This elegant turquoise pen with brass detailing in a pine bough pattern commemorates, as part of the Met collection, artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany. Price: Rs 13,092

Dunhill Sentryman
Black Resin Gold Plated Fountain Pen
The shape of this precision—engineered pen was inspired by the English pillar box. It is constructed from black resin with gold plating on brass. Price: Rs 26,183

Visconti Impressionist Van Gogh Fountain Pen—Starry Night Blue
The Visconti pens celebrating specific works by Van Gogh have the legendary painter’s name and painting engraved on them. Price: Rs 18,263

Delta Dolce Vita Slim 14kt Nib Fountain Pen (Orange/Black)
This terracotta and solid black precious resin pen was hand-made and hand-turned in Italy and has
a 14-carat gold nib. With its classic lines and bold colouring, it’s certainly an eye-catcher.
Price: Rs 20,865

Caran D’ Ache Chevron Gold Plated Ecridor Gold Plated/Rhodium Coat Fountain Pen
The chevrons on this Caran D’Ache pen are diamond engraved on all sides of the palladium-coated body and complement the gold finish and gold-plated steel nib. A fine example of Swiss manufacturing perfection. Price: Rs 23,089

Tibaldi Bentley Gt Fountain Pen (Blue)
Tibaldi has been producing limited edition pens honouring specific Bentley models since 2007. This one has a solid brass base with rhodium plating and an 18-carat gold nib emblazoned with Bentley’s logo. Price: Rs 65,460

Cartier Diabolo Fountain Pen
This has a beautifully finished black composite body, an enhanced 18-carat gold nib, and is finished exquisitely in yellow gold. And the fact that it is created by Cartier, obviously adds to its style quotient.
Price: Rs 26,184

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