Montegrappa, the oldest Italian pen maker is creating history with fountain pens, yet again. The classy writing instrument company, has released a fountain pen at Baselworld 2015, that contains interchangeable ink colors.
Based in Bassano del Grappa, Italy, pen brand Montegrappa introduced a variety of great-looking, highly crafted pens at the 2015 edition of Baselworld. However, Q1 will definitely take the prize, with its cult benefits. The Q1 follows suit in its boldness and upright masculinity. According to company literature, it marries ultra-tough and hard titanium for the pen’s barrel with titanium and fine Italian leather for the pen cap. Stainless steel has been employed for the internal parts of the pen, while tradition demands that an 18-karat gold nib with the filigree Montegrappa logo is fitted at the writing end.
The idea behind the Q1 is to allow users to quickly and easily change ink colors. The fountain pen holds 4 ink cartridges inside the barrel, which can be rotated to select the desired color. Included with the pen are 3 cartridges of 8 different colors for a total of 24 cartridges. Each cartridge is twice the length of a standard international cartridge.
The Montegrappa Q1 is available at the Flagship boutiques at Palladium Mumbai, DLF Emporio New Delhi and other leading multi brand retail outlets nationally. Q1 will be produced in an edition of only 100 pieces, and will be available only in a fountain pen mode. It is priced from Rs. 8, 00,000 onwards.