Here is a list of our most extravagant and expensive fountain pens, each has a story to tell and each carry with it a lineage and history that some would deem priceless.
The Pen Shops Most Expensive Fountain Pens
The most expensive fountain pen at The Pen Shop, this special edition Montblanc is priced at £2665.00. The carefully crafted design celebrates the work of James Purdey, the renowned British gunmaker who served prestigious families worldwide, including the British Royal family. Purdey’s work is reflected in the design of this fountain pen with the oil-effect wood finish imitating Purdey’s own secret recipe. The pens are also hand-engraved using a traditional Purdey rifle-inspired scrolls and roses pattern. The gun barrel-inspired cone ring engraving adds another gun-related touch and the Turkish wood barrel oozes luxury. This pen comes with an international two-year warranty and is presented in a specially designed Purdey & Sons Montblanc gift box.
This limited edition Parker is made to order; each is constructed with the brilliance of Parker’s engineers. The pen is being released to celebrate the 130 years of heritage and craftsmanship from the Parker brand and is a nod to George S Parker’s own travels. Only 1,300 will be commissioned, meaning there is no time to waste. The Duofold contains 22 components hand-assembled by experienced specialists. The pen is available for £2,690 and as it is made to order has a 4 -6 week lead time, but it is worth it get a hold of this wonderful anniversary fountain pen.
This Superman Special Edition pen is priced at £1500 and is part of the Caran d’Ache Justice League fountain pen collection which also includes a Wonder Woman and Batman edition. The details of this particular pen are inspired by Superman’s iconic blue and red costume in a combination of dense and satin-finish lacquers and metallic and scaly textures. The nib is a beautiful 18-carat gold with an equivalent gold-plating to match the 18-carat gold attributes. Inspired by Superman’s boots, the extremity of the pen body is coated in dark red lacquer and features a new engraving. Presented in a Superman-inspired presentation box, this pen also comes with an international lifetime guarantee.
Part of the 1930 collection, this Montegrappa pen is priced at £1210.50 and features a sterling silver cap band crowning decorated with sparkling geometry. The nib is 18-carat gold, and the pen itself is a limited edition with only 888 pieces ever being produced. The pen is presented in a luxury Montegrappa box with a two-year guarantee.
The famous Meisterstück Solitaire Geometric pen retails at £1250 and comes in this champagne gold and a platinum version. This luxury piece from Montblanc is engraved with a 3D geometric pattern and is finished with an 18-carat champagne gold-coated barrel, cap, nib, clip and rings embossed with the brand name. The pen comes in a Montblanc gift box and has an international two-year warranty.
Featuring an 18-carat gold nib with an Ebonite nib back, this pen is inspired by the thirties with its traditional lines and colours. The pen costs £967.50 and is finished with precious celluloid and precious metal detailing, presented in an elegant ash wood box and comes with a limited two-year warranty.
The elegant shape of this £790 pen is inspired by the 4-inch high Ferragamo heels worn by Marilyn Monroe while the precious white resin represents the Travilla dress she wore in the iconic scene with the subway grate in The Seven Year Itch. Marilyn Monroe’ second husband, Joe DiMaggio, gifted her an Akoya pearl necklace which is symbolised by the Akoya pearl on the champagne-tone gold-coated pen clip. Extra special touches include Monroe’s signature engraved on the cone of each pen and the heart-shaped hole in the 14-carat gold nib.
The shape of this collection follows the rules of divine proportion from Leonardo da Vinci. Made from Acrosilk – a compound of acrylic resin and silk fibres – the pen is glossy and luminescent with a deep wooden colour which acts as a tribute to the Medici houses. The rose gold trim and nib add a beautiful finish and the pen comes with a 12-month guarantee against manufacturing faults. This pen retails at £750.
These expensive fountain pens may be dear in price, but they are some of the finest writing instruments we have to offer. Many of them featuring real gold and being as unique as they are, we anticipate they won’t be around for long. For more information about our most prestigious pens, read about the top 10 Montblanc pens in our recent blog post.