Montegrappa who never misses a chance of unveiling a limited edition of writing instruments on any occasion has stepped up yet again on mankind’s 50th anniversary of manned space flight with a set commemorating Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.
Montegrappa humbly admits that the set was originally conceived as part of Montegrappa’s new Cosmopolitan collection, but given the importance of the occassion ; they decided to make it a stand-alone limited edition set.
Montegrappa’s artisans have engraved the barrel with the image of Yuri Gagarin in bas-relief, bordered with an interplanetary motif, while the cap features the coat-of-arms of the USSR. The pocket clip, fitted with a rotating ball at its tip to facilitate smooth insertion to and removal from a pocket, is flanked by reproductions of Moscow’s monument to Yuri Gagarin, completed in 1980 and located in Gagarin’s square. The fountain pen features a built in piston-fed filling mechanism which provides ink to the two-tone 18K gold nib with ebonite feeder.
Both the roller ball and the fountain pen arrive in wood presentation boxes. The lid of the box is embellished with a metal plaque bearing an engraved image of Yuri Gagarin along with a commemorative message in Cyrillic characters. The box for the fountain pen also includes a complimentary bottle of ink.
To honor the 50th Anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic space flight in 1961, Montegrappa will issue the Yuri Gagarin pen in a limited edition consisting of: