We are excited to announce the arrival of the limited edition Daedalus. With only 388 pieces crafted for worldwide consumption, limited quantities are in stock and shipping now. This instrument will sell out quickly.
Daedalus comes from the Greek word daidala which refers to finely crafted objects and is the origin of Visconti's newest creation honoring Greek mythology and Daedalus.
Daedalus was an Athenian craftsman famous for his ability to invent and build things. He was banished to the island of Crete, where King Minos commissioned him to build the Labyrinth on Crete, in which held the Minotaur: the half man, half bull creature. In the story of the labyrinth, the Athenian hero Theseus is challenged to kill the Minotaur. Daedalus and Ariadne, King Minos' daughter, help Theseus and give him a ball of yarn to trace his passage in the Labyrinth. Theseus kills the Minotaur and followed the string back to escape the Labyrinth.
The Daedalus uses Visconti's well known skeleton technique. The sterling silver filigree is hand cut and overlaid to show the famous labyrinth and head of the Minotaur on the pen's body. The translucent blue resin has been specially developed by Visconti experts and includes sterling silver dust to give the effect of the star draped sky overseeing the labyrinth landscape. The Visconti clip and logo on the cap feature matching royal blue enamel.
The fountain pen has Visconti's famous double reservoir filling system and features a large 23kt Palladium Dreamtouch nib.