In almost every aspect it’s a status which endures to this day, and still in its original premises where it all began, while the fittings and technology are befitting any modern company, little has changed, and today its workforce continue to produce by hand the world’s finest fountain pens, as well as contemporary luxury timepieces, and a range of life’s little essentials which complete the more discerning dress choice.
It’s no exaggeration to say that when it comes to an object of desire, a Montegrappa lives up to the highest expectations. The fit and finish are exemplary, every moving part smooth and reassuringly solid in its action, and encased in exquisitely crafted cases of gold, sterling silver, or a multitude of exotic woods and colourful celluloids, it will fulfil that most sensuous of properties which is that tangible feel of exclusive luxury.
Drawing on a century of experience the Montegrappa standards of workmanship have never wavered, and while design and production tools are state of the art, many of its more exclusive pieces are still crafted, decorated and finished by hand, using traditional tooling and time honoured techniques which have been passed on from generation to generation. It’s a testament to these qualities that the brand has survived a changing world, where mass produced throwaway convenience had a similar effect on its instruments as the impact of quartz watches on the Swiss watch industry. As the allure of traditional values and the personal relationship between a fine mechanical wristwatch has with its owner has seen an emphatic return for that industry over the past thirty years, so too has it been for the classic writing instrument, and today Montegrappa enjoys the fruits of its resilience, persistence and unfaltering belief that quality never goes out of style, and with its own collections of wristwatches offers the perfect complement for aficionados.
Comprising an extensive range of styles, entry to the Montegrappa collection starts with its Regular Editions, which are accessible, colourful and distinctive, and a subtly suggestive reflection of the personality. More exclusive are the pieces created for the Montegrappa Limited Edition collections, which celebrate the lives and legacies of some of the most important figures in the worlds of music and literacy, the arts and sport. For the completist enthusiast there are models which pay tribute to the classical works of Tchaikovsky and Hemmingway, who was an avid user of Montegrappa writing instruments, all the way through to contemporary arts such as the blockbusting Game of Thrones, or the tennis legend Ilie Nastase.
As so many Montegrappa pieces are crafted and finished by hand, it’s even possible to have a bespoke instrument created to your own individual requirements, and for the ultimate in exclusivity, there is little to compare to a hand made Montegrappa pen or accessory.
Of course there’s more to this illustrious brand than its writing instruments, with wristwatches, cufflinks and leather goods also available.
Among our extensive portfolio of hand picked independent watch brands we feel that Montegrappa is a perfect complement and adds a further dimension to our customer’s experience at The Limited Edition.