One of the most exciting and unusual festivals to be held anywhere in the world is Mexico's famed Day of the Dead. Called "Dia de los Muertos" in Spanish, the holiday is celebrated throughout Mexico, and by people of Mexican ancestry living abroad, especially the United States. Acknowledged internationally in many other cultures, this multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and to remember those who have died with a celebration of their lives.
Starting with the shape of the modern classic pen, Fortuna, Montegrappa’s designers started with a black resin cap and barrel, adding to the cap deep-cut engravings filled in with pearlized enamels. The main image is a skull – the famous motif of the entire celebration – offered in a choice of colors that constitute the whole collection: Pearl White, Blue and Red! Moreover, each pen is unique: the enamel is entirely applied by hand. Each color is applied separately and has to dry completely before a next color can be added.