S.T. Dupont is delighted to announce the launch of two spectacular writing instruments for the holiday season, the Line D ‘Sunburst’ and ‘Starburst’ collection, a USA exclusive edition. The pens showcase S.T. Dupont’s expert ability to apply natural lacquer to writing instruments of the highest quality.
Each writing instrument is crafted entirely at the S.T. Dupont factory in Faverges, France and is made utilizing ancient Japanese and Chinese techniques. Each pen passes through a two-stage production process. First, up to 9 Layers of sumptuous natural lacquer are hand painted to the brass barrel of each pen, the result is a pearl like shimmer and a luxurious finish that is resistant to shocks, scratches and even fire. Once this base lacquer is polished and prepared, the second stage involves spraying an additional pearlescent lacquer in small spurts to give the pens unique ‘burst’ effect.
The collection is offered in two distinct finishes: Starburst, a blue natural lacquer with silver pearlescent spray; and Sunburst, a black natural lacquer with gold pearlescent spray.
The lacquer is applied to S.T. Dupont’s iconic oversize Line D writing instrument. The pen has been recently remodeled with a new, bold blazon on the articulated clip, an enhanced Dupont 'D' in the crown of the cap and a perfectly balanced shape for exceptional writing. The pen cap closes with Dupont's iconic 'cling' and features a fluted grip section for a superb writing experience.
Each fountain pen receives over 150 handcrafted operations and controls to ensure writing perfection. The fountain pen is enhanced with the S.T. Dupont 14kt gold nib, and fills via cartridge/converter (included).
S.T. Dupont is a leading brand of luxury products designed and made in France. Founded in Paris in 1847 by its namesake Simon Tissot Dupont, today S.T. Dupont is world famous for their exceptional writing instruments. S.T. Dupont has been a supplier to Royals, Aristocracy and celebrities including: Coco Chanel, Leonardo DiCaprio, the British royal family, Audrey Hepburn, and Marilyn Monroe.
In the 1930s, S.T. Dupont perfected the bonding of the nigh indestructible Urushi lacquer onto metal, offering a strong luxurious finish to their writing instruments. The company mastered the art of fine lacquer by rediscovering and perfecting ancient Japanese and Chinese techniques. This process has become a staple of the luxury S.T. Dupont brand through the present day.
S.T. Dupont products are still made at the original workshop located in Faverges near the French Alps. Their writing instruments are world renowned for precise engineering and intricate goldsmith manufacture. They are committed to innovation and cutting-edge technology while also retaining status as a Heritage brand.