Montegrappa is the oldest Italian manufacturer of fine writing instruments, and the company is still known today for its superb craftsmanship, creativity and style.
Montegrappa was founded just over a century ago in 1912 as “Manifattura pennini d’oro e penne stilografiche” or “Maker of gold nibs and fountain pens” in Bassano del Grappa, near Vicenza, in the North-East of Italy. Still today Montegrappa fountain pens are manufactured in the original factory on the bank of the river Brenta.
The Montegrappa company is owned by Aquila’s family and only recently in 2009 Jean Alesi, the ex F1 Ferrari driver, invested in the company and became a partner and a member of the board.
Montegrappa carries a strong passion for quality and innovative mechanization, which has made the company very successful since the 1930s when the fountain pens manufacturer was among the first to use celluloid and galalith to produce technically perfect pens.
Thanks to its outstanding quality and traditional craftsmanship, Montegrappa has become a world ambassador of Italian style and elegance.
Montegrappa has recently become the most sought after fountain pen for all the connoisseurs. The most sophisticated Montegrappa fountain pens are masterpieces of style, creativity and craftmanship. Thanks to Vicenza area strong jewelry manufacturing techniques, Montegrappa is able to create beautiful and yet perfect writing instruments.
Montegrappa’s elegance and original design is immediately visible in the Regular Range. Models such as the Fortuna, Nero Uno and Piccola are beautiful pens that can be used everyday with maximum enjoyment.
The Limited Editions is where Montegrappa reaches the highest point in craftmanship and creativity with a very strong inspiration. The Limited Editions are designed to celebrate the achievements of icons and celebrities such as Muhammad Ali, Elvis Presley, Bruce Lee, Frank Sinatra and Batman. At the same time Montegrappa is represented by very diverse celebrated brand ambassadors such as Paulo Coelho to whom the Alchemist pen is dedicated, and Sylvester Stallone. Interestingly the Chaos pen designed by Sylvester Stallone has become one of the best selling pens in the history of Montegrappa.
Recently Montegrappa has introduced a new lifestyle brand called NeroUno for the newly developed product lines of wristwatch line, cuff links and men’s fragrance. With the intention of further expanding to ladies’ fragrances, leather goods, stationery, travel and desk accessories and eyewear.
The wristwatch line is simple and elegant, with a very original design. The NeroUno line complements the pen and cuff links ranges. These timepieces boast a Swiss automatic mechanical movement and are absolute objects of desire. A masterpiece of Montegrappa’s craftmanship is the Chaos watch that can be ordered in a bespoke version to make it even more unique and precious.
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