The Graf von Faber-Castell Collection has presented a Pen of the Year fountain pen made from especially exclusive materials every year since 2003. The edition has now taken a special place in the hearts of luxury writing culture aficionados. Each limited edition tells the tales of eras and peoples whose deeds shaped the development of humanity
The Pen of the Year 2022 is inspired by the culture, aesthetics and religious rites of the Aztecs. Their mighty empire was based on the Aztec alliance of three city states, created in 1428 in what is now Mexico. It produced impressive works of art, a modern political system and a creation myth full of legends that still fascinates people to this day. The metal barrel of the Pen of the Year 2022, with its anthracite grey Diamond Like Carbon coating, showcases a skull pattern reminiscent of the walls made of rows of skulls in the Templo Mayor a place where the Aztecs offered up human sacrifices to their gods in order to ensure the sun still rose. The grip section is made from shaped obsidian. This volcanic rock, which was used to make arrowheads and swords, also had a spiritual meaning for the Aztecs and was used as protection against evil spirits, for example. Turquoise adorns the end caps of the Pen of the Year a gemstone honoured by the Aztecs as one of their most valuable treasures. The engraved relief in the stone depicts the eagle, or possibly the featherclad god of the underworld, and embodies the power and aesthetics associated with it. The grooved cap, reminiscent of the shape of the cactus, also resurrects the spirit of the Aztecs: according to the prophecy, the Aztecs were to find their new home in the place where an eagle sitting on a cactus was eating a snake. Thus, the cap is evocative of the place where the people settled around 1320 in accordance with the prophecy: what is now Mexico City. The 18 carat magnum gold nib of the fountain pen, coated with ruthenium and run in by hand, promises a unique writing experience. limited to 375 fountain pens and 125 rollerball pens. Each one is presented in a black, highly polished wooden case. The individually numbered unique pieces come with a certificate signed by Count Charles von Faber-Castell to certify the limitation.
- Anthracite grey Diamond Like Carbon coated barrel showcasing a skull pattern reminiscent of the walls in the Templo Mayor
- Individually numbered
- 18-carat gold nib, coated in ruthenium and run in by hand
- Available in Fine, Medium, and Broad
- Cap adorned with carved turquoise finial, as is the barrel end-cap
- Exclusive box with high-quality insert and a certificate of limitation
- Limited to 375 pieces
Nib Material: Ruthenium plated 18K gold
Filling Mechanism: Piston
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