“Bugatti” – for many automobile enthusiasts, it is the most evocative name in the history of the motorcar. With decades of greatness on both road and track, throughout the 1920s and 1930s, and revived to its pre-eminence with the records-shattering Veyron in the 21st Century, it is a legend that spans generations, always aspirational, adventurous and innovative. Montegrappa, Northern Italian like Bugatti’s founder Ettore, is delighted to announce a range of pens redolent of this stellar marque.
Montegrappa CEO Giuseppe Aquila says, “It is with immense pleasure that we are producing a line of accessories for Bugatti, like meeting old friends once more. Montegrappa had the privilege of creating pens during the era of the Type EB110, so it is doubly meaningful for us to renew a relationship with the famous marque of Molsheim.”
Massimiliano Ferrari, Managing Director of Bugatti International, confirmed: "Montegrappa represents the excellence in the world of high end writing instruments. Sharing the same philosophy of exclusive craftsmanship, outstanding design and continuous innovation, the brand is a perfect partner for us. We are very happy to launch with Montegrappa this first product line developed around some of the key elements of the authentic Bugatti DNA"
Inspired by the horses he loved, Ettore Bugatti invested his cars with visual clues to his equine passions. Most notably, his radiators – and the grille on the Veyron – were shaped like both a stirrup and a horse-shoe. He also employed the term “pur-sang”, French for “thoroughbred”, to describe his vehicles, imbued as they were with no-compromise engineering in the quest for the ultimate in handling and performance. It remains true to this day.
In creating Bugatti Pur Sang Duotone writing instruments, Montegrappa studied the details and surfaces of the Veyron, inside and out. The cars themselves are often supplied in two-tone schemes, reflected in the series’ name. Duotone pens’ caps and barrels join metal components with superior-quality Italian resin, offered in four combinations: Indigo Blue/Rhodium, Bugatti Blue/Rhodium, Matte Black /Ruthenium, Argus Pheasant Brown/Rose Gold, Pearl/Rose Gold. Starting on the cap and running through the complete pen, the metal surfaces are engraved with a pattern of “Dynamic Quilting”, recalling the upholstery within a Veyron.
Bugatti Pur Sang Duotone pens are offered as fountain pens, rollerballs, ballpoint pens and mechanical pencils. For the fountain pen, an 18k gold nib is fitted, also engraved with the “Dynamic Quilting” pattern and featuring the famous Bugatti logo. The oval logo, known as “macaron” in French, also appears in full colour on the top of the cap of every pen, while the shape of the Veyron’s headlights inspired the engraving around the cap ring.
All Bugatti Pur Sang Duotone pens are packaged in specially-designed boxes with the Bugatti badge’s oval cross-section. The lid’s inner surface features the “Dynamic Quilting” pattern, while the outer case suggests carbon fibre, as used extensively in the Veyron.
Bugatti Pur Sang DT Fountain Pen, Indigo Blue - Model: ISBDN_AL - $2,195
Bugatti Pur Sang DT Rollerball, Indigo Blue - Model: ISBDNRAL - $1,695
Bugatti Pur Sang DT Ballpoint, Indigo Blue - Model: ISBDNBAL - $1,495
Bugatti Pur Sang DT Fountain Pen, Pearl - Model: ISBDN_AW - $2,195
Bugatti Pur Sang DT Rollerball, Pearl - Model: ISBDNRAW - $1,695
Bugatti Pur Sang DT Ballpoint, Pearl - Model: ISBDNBAW - $1,495
Bugatti Pur Sang DT Fountain Pen, Argus Pheasant - Model: ISBDN_AD - $2,195
Bugatti Pur Sang DT Rollerball, Argus Pheasant - Model: ISBDNRAD - $1,695
Bugatti Pur Sang DT Ballpoint, Argus Pheasant - Model: ISBDNBAD - $1,495
Bugatti Pur Sang DT Fountain Pen, Bugatti Blue - Model: ISBDN_AB - $2,195
Bugatti Pur Sang DT Rollerball, Bugatti Blue - Model: ISBDNRAB - $1,695
Bugatti Pur Sang DT Ballpoint, Bugatti Blue - Model: ISBDNBAB - $1,495
Bugatti Pur Sang DT Fountain Pen, Black - Model: ISBDN_AC - $2,195
Bugatti Pur Sang DT Rollerball, Black - Model: ISBDNRAC - $1,695
Bugatti Pur Sang DT Ballpoint, Black - Model: ISBDNBAC - $1,495
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Chiron Fountain Pen - Model: ISBCN_PC - $4,200
Chiron Rollerball - Model: ISBCNRPC - $3,700