Tibaldi Da Vinci Code Collection - 18k Solid Gold and Black Resin with Gold Plated 18k Solid Gold trim Fountain Pen
The Tibaldi Da Vinci Code Limited Edition 18k Solid Gold Fountain Pen is an opulent, precious work of art, whose mechanical reliability and precision reflect that of luxurious timepieces. Brimming with intrigue, it is adorned with high precision engravings of Leonardo da Vinci's iconic Vetruvian Man, multiple locations from the movie (St. Sulpice Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, the Arche de Triomphe and the Parthenon) and a series of cryptic codes and symbols including a five pointed star, phi and fleur de lis. Deciphering the letters and symbols, which decorate the pen's cap, reveals the words which, in the story, enable the cryptex to be opened.
Numbered Limited Edition
The Tibaldi Da Vinci Code Limited Edition 18k Solid Gold Fountain Pens area numbered limited edition of 61, reflecting the divine proportion and the phi coefficient according to which they have been meticulously designed and constructed.
Designed to be immediately recognizable as TIBALDI, the ornament is one of the distinctive features of the pen. Richly engraved with the suggestive symbol of the rose (embedded into a silver/gold frame), also characterizing the lid of the cryptex box, with a square section at the top, gradually tapering to the round ring at its base.
Tibaldi Da Vinci Code Pen Nib
The Da Vinci Code 18k Solid Gold Fountain Pen's striking nib is solid 18K gold, partially rhodium plated and engraved with the movie's official logo (DVC). Rhodium is only applied outside the contours of the logo, requiring the skill of an experienced goldsmith. The iridium point is welded to the gold and shaped according to the writing grade desired.Like the original TIBALDI nibs from the early twentieth century, each nib is engraved with the guarantee of first-class writing quality, "1a Qualitaâ€. The thickness of gold varies across the nib to maximise flexibility and thereby the writer's comfort. The beautifully etched 18K gold nib features The Da Vinci Code (DVC) official movie logo. Writing grades available are Medium and Broad.
Jeweler's Finished Trim
The Clou de Paris, consisting of repeating pyramid patterns, is an ancient decorative design, existing since the 16th century. In the 18th century, it was introduced into the watch industry as an elegant way to hide scratches and extend the life of metal surfaces. Each face of the pyramid is processed on two axes, resulting in a design with a high visual impact resembling a diamond shape and similarly reflecting the light. The work is extremely difficult and requires high-precision technology and instruments. The name most likely comes from the basalt stones used to pave Parisian cobblestone streets.
Patented filling mechanism
The mechanical precision and reliability of TIBALDI's innovative filling system resembles the winding mechanism of a high quality watch. An international patent (MI2005U 000449 - Fountain pen with "perfectedâ€ filling mechanism) has been secured for this unique filling mechanism.
The cursor for producing the snap rotation runs along a toothed surface. The number of teeth of the bushing, 32, is a multiple of phi, 1.618. Rotating the blind cap, when filling the pen, has the same sound and feel as manually winding a watch crown. What's more, the mechanism applies a slight resistance to rotation, avoiding brusque movements at the bottom of the pen reducing the risk of accidental leakage. The ink level may be checked via a transparent window on the barrel. The unique filling mechanism has a tank that holds a generous amount of ink (0.9 ml).