We are excited to announce the new Limited Edition from Caran d’Ache, the Caelograph Fountain Pen. This platinum coated Limited Edition pen is now available to buy, please note we only have a limited number of pens available.
As an instrument for writing and for observation, the Caelograph symbolises the union of arts and science, of man and stars. It is a compelling tribute to astronomy. With a name that literally means “Write the sky” its ingenious mechanism allows you to see the position of the stars and the constellations at any given time, on any date.
Caran d’Ache Caelograph Alpha 30 Limited Edition Fountain Pen features a chart of the sky that is delicately engraved on midnight blue Chinese lacquer impregnated with silver particles. The grooves on the cap and writing block are the hour lines and the pens tip is embellished with a compass rose.
The cap of each pen is impregnated with particles of aluminium, and engraved with the hour lines associated with sundials. The barrel has 51 constellations and 353 stars are delicately engraved on midnight blue Chinese lacquer.
The sky chart is mobile in order to indicate the position of the stars at any chosen time. This astonishing capability is made possible by an exclusive mechanism based on two rings. One of the rings is mobile and is dedicated to the time, while the fixed ring is marked in days and months. By adjusting their position, the map can be set to the precise time and date required. A rotating semi-transparent sleeve reveals the visible part of the sky, indicates the horizon line, the compass points and the zenith.
• 18ct gold platinum plated nib.
• Clip in the shape of a compass needle.
• Only 120 have been made and each piece is individually numbered from 1-120.
• Piston pump or cartridges.
• Presented in a precious box, accompanied by a compass and an inkwell with a cap that possesses the same finishes as the instrument.
• Limited Lifetime Guarantee.
• The Caelograph Alpha 30 Fountain Pen is priced at £3500.
Ever since it was founded in 1915, Caran d’Ache has drawn on its invaluable heritage of expertise to preserve the art of handwriting. In the long tradition of Swiss manufacturing, it designs and produces exceptional writing instruments in Geneva with rigour and passion. Recognised around the world for their Swiss Made excellence, they are a bold combination of expertise and aesthetics.
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