In the digital age, the pen is no longer as widely used as before as writing instruments. They are still needed for signatures and some types of work so they are not altogether ‘extinct’. In fact, because of their more limited usage, they have become items of greater exclusivity and are usually part of the range of lifestyle accessories of high-end car brands.
Collaboration with Montegrappa
The latest addition to Lamborghini’s lifestyle accessories is Automobili Lamborghini 60°, created from the collaboration between the sportscar maker and Montegrappa, a renowned name in the luxury pen sector.
Automobili Lamborghini 60° is a limited edition collection of fountain pens and rollerballs inspired by the super sportscar designs of the 1960s. With typical Italian flair, these designs were advanced and emotive.
Handcrafted writing instruments
The handcrafted limited edition writing instruments blend advanced materials, technical prowess and futuristic design to pay homage to an Italian icon in its anniversary year.
The collection includes 60 fountain pens and sixty rollerballs in 6 distinctive Lamborghini colours, for a total of 720 items with pure surfaces, precise outlines and proportions that celebrate the design of super sportscars.
Lamborghini style elements
The Lamborghini style elements are also present in the ultra-light hexagonal profile of the pen made of numerically-milled aerospace aluminium and covered in forged carbonfibre.
The mechanical performance is of the highest level: in fountain pens, Montegrappa’s Power-Push offers writers speedy ink-filling with a single touch. Both models feature a unique release system for quick access to the ink chamber.
Taking cues from the iconic Lamborghini aeronautical-inspired red toggle start button, a red alloy snap switch located on the base of the pens activates a mechanism integrated into the luxury writing instrument.
Further details include a threadless, safety-locking cap, while Lamborghini elements include a stamped black alloy Y-clip and a hexagonal plate bearing the 60th anniversary emblem of the carmaker.
18-karat gold nib
In the fountain pens, the famous Automobili Lamborghini shield shines in gold, engraved in a ruthenium-plated 18-karat gold nib. Each pen comes enclosed in a black 60th anniversary collector’s case.