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Extra Verses

Montegrappa - Extra Verses - Limited Edition


Deep truth is found in ancient wisdom. Famous verses and maxims are passed down the generations, providing strength and direction in moments of doubt.
Proverbs from the minds of great Latin thinkers provide the inspiration for a new writing instrument by Montegrappa.
Their intellectual eloquence is the companion of the Extra Verses – a flagship pen made in strictly limited quantities.
Carpe Diem!

Montegrappa’s flagship pen strikes a new pose with an innovative new material.
Sterling silver combines with immaculately carved Montegrappite artisanal resin.
The organic, burgundy veins of Vinum Atrum symbolise the channelling of centuries-old wisdom.
Since its reissue in 1999, the Montegrappa Extra’s vintage contours have become a favourite of the writing cognoscenti.
The Extra Verses contains all the refinement expected of the Extra name, while paying tribute to the sages of ancient Rome.
Their wise verses continue to offer guidance for modern life.
Graceful design, rare materials and superlative handle are hallmarks of the Extra silhouette.
Handcrafted in Italy’s first fountain pen factory, the Extra Verses recaptures the elegance of writing’s golden age, with enhancements facilitated by modern technology.
Sterling-silver capband detailing recites Latin verses from the minds of Horace, Cicero and Seneca: Protinus vive (Live in the now), Historia magistra vitae (History is the teacher of life), Vivere est cogitare (To live is to think) and Carpe diem (Seize the day).
State-of-the-art writing componentry features throughout a limited production of only 100 rollerballs and 250 fountain pens – each fitted with a custom two-tone 18K gold VV nib.

Small-batch production in Italy’s most prestigious manufactory ensures quality of the highest order, while offering the exuberance and scarcity craved by collectors.
Montegrappite possesses a complexity, density and depth not found in regular industrial acrylics.
Local, artisanal production means more care, more nuance and less wastage.
Componentry used in the Extra Verses represents the gold standard of modern engineering.
Fountain pen owners can experience the joy of
Montegrappa’s patented click-wheel piston fill.
A deluxe burgundy presentation case accompanies the Extra Verses and features a lid inlay bearing a montage of Ancient Rome’s most enduring verses.

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