Visconti Homo Sapiens Lotus Garden Fountain Pen
This newest addition to Visconti's Homo Sapiens demonstrator series features a semi-transparent body containing shades of green and purple swirls.
Visconti is once again inspired by the inexhaustible resources of nature: the Homo Sapiens Lotus Garden collection evokes the magic and mystery of the lotus flower, in a beautiful limited edition of 888 pieces.
The lotus flower is recognized by many cultures as a symbol of strength, purity and rebirth. Its spiritual meaning comes to mind as we envisage this beautiful flower, submerged every night in river water, miraculously re-blooming the next morning sparklingly clean. The power of creation is in its DNA, just as it is in ours: Homo Sapiens, the Wise Human.
For the return of the iconic Homo Sapiens, Visconti has imagined the colors of the lotus garden, the fascinating environment which is home to the delicate flowers of the aquatic plant Nelumbo. Swirls of lilac, green and white resin combine throughout the pen, accentuated by black trim, which recalls the flower's reflection in dark pond water, adding to its mystery. Each element harmonizes perfectly, creating an elegant and modern collection that invites you to get close to nature and enjoy its incredible power.
The double reservoir power filler is a vacuum filling system that is easy to use and has considerable benefits. Patented in 1998, this is arguably the most advanced filling system ever developed in fountain pen history. The user is able to fill the pen with the equivalent of 10 cartridges of ink, and thanks to the two reservoirs, prevents ink from leaking during air travel.
The Hook Safe Lock revolutionary cap closing system is very satisfying to operate and was created to lock the pen body into the cap to prevent the possibility of the pen accidentally unscrewing and leaking inside a pocket or bag.
Finally, the fountain pen is completed with an in-house made ruthenium plated 18k gold nib.
The Lotus Garden Limited Edition is individually numbered and limited to 888 pens worldwide. Each pen is presented in a beautifully crafted limited edition box.
Note: Each of these pens has a different pattern and consistency of swirls. We do our best to photograph a pen that's indicative of the average overall aesthetics, but expect some variance when you receive yours. It'll be one-of-a-kind, just like your unique writing style!
Type: Fountain Pens
Color: Green, Purple
Body Material: Resin
Cap Rotations: 0.25
Cap Type: Hook Safe Lock
Compatible inks & refills: Bottled inks
Filling Mechanism: Double Reservoir Power Filler
Grip Material: Resin
Nib Color: Silver
Nib Material: 18k Gold
Diameter - Body: 14.3mm (0.56in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip): 16.2mm (0.64in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip): 21.6mm (0.85in)
Diameter - Grip (mm): 11.0mm
Length - Body: 132mm (5.20in)
Length - Cap: 59.3mm (2.33in)
Length - Nib: 24mm (0.94in)
Length - Overall (Closed): 146mm (5.75in)
Length - Overall (Posted): 173.4mm (6.83in)
Weight - Body: 23g (0.81oz)
Weight - Cap: 17g (0.60oz)
Weight - Overall (g): 40.0g
Max Ink Capacity - Piston Vac: 3.63ml