Montegrappa presents Emozioni in Musica, a new pen collection of Limited Editions inspired by the great operas which have always touched people's hearts. In opera vigor and emotive involvement make up for a grand performance which is kept going by acted out dialogue and enthralling arias as far as the more lyrical moments are concerned and, still more, by grand scenery, engineers, directors and perfect stage sets. A thorough mise-en-scŠne which, thanks to a blend of aesthetic features and functionality, allows for the audience's hearts and eyes to be utterly entranced.
Every year Montegrappa will be inviting a limited number of 'members of the audience' to rediscover and to retrace the emotions of the opera: 1912 - corresponding to the year the Brand was created ' silver fountain pens; 16 gold fountain pens studded with gems (32 princess cut diamonds and 2 brilliant cut diamonds) and 37 fountain pens in gold in honor of the year (1637) in which the first public performance of an opera took place. In the silver version the Violetta Valery's portrait is burin engraved, while in both yellow gold version the portraits are realized with the stove enamelling technique. Starting off this series of collections, entirely accomplished by hand, is Invito a La Traviata, by far the most staged opera in the world,naturally, Italian.
Montegrappa Invito a la Traviata Pen Craftsmanship
Low-relief engraving (cap and barrel): Montegrappa is the first and only pen manufacturer to use this particular technique: the three-dimensional image is obtained by cutting the surface with tiny linear cuts of different depths and removing small quantities of metal.
Burin engraving (cameo on barrel): The engraving is made by hand with a burin, a small scalpel used by high specialized craftsmen, to cut away a fine shaving from the metal surface, giving a two-dimensional impression to the image.
Die-Casting (clip): ancient lost wax jewelry technique that dates from the 5th century.