Montegrappa F1 Podium Speed Red Fountain Pen
Montegrappa’s F1® SPEED Podium Black F1® SPEED is a luxury, hand-crafted, limited-edition writing collection designed and manufactured by Montegrappa in collaboration with the owners of the FIA Formula One World Championship.
Using high-gloss black lacquer- and yellow gold plating, Speed Red is the first color variant in Montegrappa’s F1® SPEED collection, released in time for the start of the 2022 FIA Formula One World Championship season. The new pen adopts a bold, champion’s aesthetic to contrast the sporty finishing of F1® SPEED – BLACK.
F1® SPEED uses advanced engineering, materials and design to recall hallmark elements of Formula 1® racing. Carbon fibre is used to create a grip section with unrivaled strength and weight. Carbon fibre is also used in the construction of the cap.
Additional hardware is milled and cast from brass and protected with thick, precious- metal plating. Numerically-controlled machining is also used to shape a unique 3D- modeled step that creates a smooth transition from barrel to grip section, leading to enhanced comfort and confident handle.
Adapting external design codes to the shape and functional demands of high-performance writing instruments requires special expertise and extensive prototyping. Design and development work for F1® SPEED spanned a period of 18 months.
Other materials provide playful enhancements that double down on the silhouette’s celebration of speed. A sterling-silver wheel hub features within a brass finial that replicates Formula 1® racing slicks. At the opposite end, car exhaust systems inspire a serial number housing realized in scorched stainless steel;
Available in rollerball and fountain pen modes, F1® SPEED balances the dynamics of Formula 1® design with the ergonomics of fine writing. Fountain pens are cartridge/converter-driven, and are fitted with a handmade 18K gold custom nib, available in six writing grades;
All variants of F1® SPEED are issued in limited editions of 372 numbered pieces, honoring the top speed ever recorded in a FIA Formula One World Championship race: 372.6 km/h by Juan Pablo
Capped Length: 5.78in.(147.0mm)
Diameter of Body: 0.72in.(18.3mm)
Body Material: Resin
Trim Material: Stainless Steel
Section Material: Resin
Nib Material: 18k Gold
Fill Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Cartridge Type: Standard International
Cap Type: Screw On
Clip Style: Spring Metal