Stel­lar Pen­man­ship

Malaysia Tatler Homes - - THE LAST WORD -

Born out of dreams of space travel and science fic­tion, the Astro­graph Pen is as much an objet d’art as it is a writ­ing in­stru­ment. The brain­child of a four-year col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween horo­log­i­cal lab MB&F and Caran d’ache, a leg­endary pro­ducer of pens, pen­cils, pas­tels, and other artis­tic tools, this one-of-a-kind foun­tain pen comes with a $20,000 price tag. Part of the im­men­sity of the pen’s price orig­i­nates from the amount of labour and fine pre­ci­sion that goes into mak­ing it. Nearly 100 rhodium-plated com­po­nents plus a rocket-like de­sign with three sta­biliser legs that ex­tend out to hold the pen up­right when not in use, re­quires over 500 man­ual op­er­a­tions. The pen is avail­able in three dif­fer­ent fin­ishes and limited to just 99 units each.

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