Complexities, gears and mechanical shades characterize the beauty of the Steampunk era. This exciting new fountain pen from the house of Richard Mille costs $105,000 and is a sight to behold. Known for their timeless watches, Salon International de le Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) has taken it off the wrist and slid their wonderful design between artistic fingertips. The RMS05 mechanical fountain pen leverages the basic principles of watchmaking to create a retractable nib.
The body of the RMS05 is made of dark gray NTPT carbon, a specially created light-in-weight and strong material that has a surface pattern of Damascus steel. Swell! The sapphire container is studded with twelve jewels that keep the rhodium-plated gears in steady and smooth motion.
The ceremonious manner in which the nib slides out like a stealthy yet amazing serpent makes the design a truly unique and marvelous piece of art. As soon as you put the cap back on the pen, the nib retracts. While most of the pen is about the feel and design, it does solve a problem of the retracting nib that we’ve been facing for centuries. The nib itself has a level of intricacy in the two-tone frosting and polishing that is synonymous of a watch.
The RMS05 is available exclusively at Richard Mille boutiques for that heavy, six-figure price tag that any handmade beauty justifies.
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