Might­ier than the Sword

Prestige (Singapore) - - BACKSTORY -

the rms05 by Richard Mille is not your av­er­age foun­tain pen — which shouldn’t come as a sur­prise, since the Swiss watch­maker is best known for its avant-garde creations. Fit­ted with a spe­cially de­vel­oped baguette move­ment that serves as the me­chan­i­cal sys­tem that de­ploys the pen’s nib, the cal­i­bre (ac­ti­vated with a but­ton at the top) is based on a re­peater mech­a­nism and comes equipped with a re­coil es­cape­ment and bar­rel. Re­plac­ing the cap will send the nib back into the pen’s bar­rel and gen­er­ate en­ergy for the next de­ploy­ment. A prod­uct of four years of re­search and development, the RMS05 is ma­chined from NTPT car­bon and avail­able in a lim­ited num­ber of pieces only. It is a pity, though, that this writ­ing in­stru­ment doesn’t tell the time. Per­haps the next one will?

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