Two Italian masters of technology and design – Visconti and automotive design house Pininfarina – have collaborated to produce the Visconti Pininfarina 1930 Carbongraphite Fountain Pen.
Designed by Pininfarina, using technology developed by Visconti, this fine writing instrument features the latest application of the revolutionary Smartouch tubular nib. The major difference this time is the nib, which is retractable – and fills with converter or cartridge.
The Carbongraphite used the craft this fine pen gets its name from its material – a lightweight but immensely strong mixture of carbon fiber and graphite similar to that used in high-performance sports cars. In the Pininfarina, the Carbongraphite was left “as is,” without paint or further embellishment, except for polishing to a natural sheen. This material is virtually indestructible and does not stain or show signs of wear, even in extensive testing. This is the first time ever that Carbongrafite is being used in a pen.
The pen’s case is also made of carbon graphite, echoing the Pininfarina’s sleek, slim design. It contains a mechanism, activated by the buttons on the side, that lifts the pen up and presents it to the user.
This particular pen is in very good used condition, and comes with all original boxes and papers.