Announcing the Moon Landing Open Edition
This fine writing instrument is crafted entirely in aluminum with stainless steel trim. The ‘Open Edition Moon Landing’ duplicates the same aerodynamic design and visual effects as its Limited-Edition companion. The innovative packaging includes a remarkable replica of a lunar Sample Return Container. It’s quite unique and appropriate for a collector edition.
A Mechanical Delight to Behold
A thrilling mix of design and detailing combine in an object of rare writing pleasure. Turn its rocket-thruster blindcap clockwise to simulate the Saturn V’s second and third stage separation. Reverse direction to watch the fountain pen’s piston-fill mechanism in action through a special 360º viewing window. Presented in a special lunar landing site diorama, the ultimate tribute to the 20th century’s crowning technological achievement. It can be yours to hold and behold.
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of NASA landing on the Moon. It represents one of mankind’s greatest achievements, defining the USA as the victor in the space race with an accomplishment to rank with Christopher Columbus discovering the New World.
Inspired by the Apollo 11 mission that delivered astronauts to the lunar surface, in a licensed collaboration with NASA, Montegrappa has reproduced the iconic Saturn V rocket, interpreted as a writing instrument. The Moon Landing Collection made in white pearlized resin with sterling silver trim, adorned with enamel to reproduce a three-dimensional trompe-l’œil effect of the rocket body’s First, Second and Third “stages”.
Around the First Stage are the legend “USA” the American national flag, laser-cut and enamel-filled in exquisite detail. The pen cap is structured to represent the Second Stage and the Apollo command module, with the silver “lost-wax” signature clip, cast in the form of the stairway structure supporting the rocket. Completing the realization of a Saturn V in miniature, the blind cap is reproduced with the exhaust nozzles of the engines of the spacecraft, detailed with red enamel.
Available as a rollerball or fountain pen, the latter is piston-fed, and its nib is crafted in 18k gold. By turning the bottom part of the pen barrel sideways, the Saturn V pen opens up its midsection, to reveal its inner filling mechanism, augmented by a lunette-aperture showing the ink inside.
For the limited editions, Montegrappa has issued 363 fountain pens in resin and Sterling Silver, the number denoting Saturn V’s height in feet when standing vertically. 110 rollerball pens have been offered in resin and Sterling Silver, because the equivalent in feet of 363 ft is 110 meters. The ultimate edition of 53 fountain and rollerball pens will be made in solid 18k gold and titanium, 50 fountain pens celebrating the anniversary of the first landing on the Moon and 3 rollerball pens in honor of the three crew members that reached the Moon: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.