For more than 165 years, Ulysse Nardin has created exclusive timepieces. Now the manufacture from Le Locle has teamed up with writing instrument specialist Visconti to present a classic communication tool the reflects the finest traditions of passion and craftsmanship.
The fountain pen is hewn from a block of deep Ulysse Nardin blue resin. More than 20 steps are required to produce the resin sections alone. The metal parts, made of 18k gold or .925 sterling silver, are produced in Florence at the Visconti headquarters. The pen’s patented mechanical parts offer many attractive features, such as the bayonet closure system with safety mechanism whereby the cap can be locked shut with just a quarter turn. The filling system provides maximum writing autonomy – equivalent to about 10 ink cartridges. Another system prevents ink spillage during flights. The famous Visconti triple-channel ink feed, unique in the world, is the same color as the resin and allows for optimal ink flow to the nib.
Aesthetically, the Ulysse Nardin fountain pen captures the brand’s association with the sea through the tight, carefully hand-sewn net and the stylized anchor. The brand name and gold purity mark are hand-engraved, and the clip, sculpted from a block of solid gold or silver, is inscribed with the pen’s serial number. Accompanied by the travel inkwell, the fountain pen can be carried in a briefcase to be refilled, even on the move.
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