Japan’s Pilot Pen Corporation makes pens ranging from everyday use cheap ball pens to premium-grade luxury writing instruments. The company’s premium line of pens is sold under the Nakimi brand and is also known for inventing the capless fountain pens. Hermès teamed up with Pilot to come up with a new luxury capless pen named Nautilus which was conceived by Australian industrial designer Marc Newson. It was unveiled last Thursday along with the launch of a new category of objects which also includes notebooks, writing paper and leather accessories. The fountain pen is available in six nib widths and is made of solid aluminum and stainless steel with a rhodium-plated white gold nib. Ink cartridges for the pen come in black and carbon blue, in addition to three colors exclusive to Hermès: H red, ebony and blood orange.
The Nautilus will also be sold in a ballpoint version with two widths. Both the versions of Nautilus pens will go on sale in September in a selection of stores worldwide, with the fountain pen retailing for $1,650 and the ballpoint pen for $1,350.
[Via – WWD]