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Leopoldo Tullio Aquila

Leopoldo Tullio Aquila

Montegrappa has built its success by preserving traditions that embody the soul of Italy: its passionate history, the sublime beauty of its countryside, its vibrant colours and its unforgettable fragrances.
All one needs to do to savour this century’s worth of experience is to examine the meticulous work of Montegrappa’s artisans, to appreciate the attention they pay to even the smallest detail, to handle the precious materials, to marvel at a century-old tradition combined with contemporary design.
In 2009, Montegrappa returned to the fold where it belongs: the Aquila family, the leading manufacturers of purely Italian writing equipment. 2015 marks a special anniversary for this pen-making dynasty.

Leopoldo Tullio Aquila
Grandfather of Montegrappa’s CEO, Giuseppe Aquila, and father of Gianfranco Aquila, Chairman, Leopoldo Tullio Aquila first started producing ink when he was 16 years old.
Working with a friend and collaborator in the basement of his own home, he spent many hours undertaking chemical experiments until he finally achieved an ink of his own.

From that first success, he went on to produce his own pen. He called this writing instrument “Super Penna Aquila.” This passage was relentlessly short and hugely successful.
It was undeniably the result of his subtle determination, absolute professionalism and reserved authority imparted through his gentle force of character. He was, ultimately, a man intent on making the finest pens possible.
The Leopoldo Tullio Aquila Collection

Montegrappa honours the spirit of Leopoldo Tullio Aquila, a beloved grandparent of the Aquila family, with a special pen bearing his name.
It was essential that the pen bearing his name would allow its user to recognize his personality in the design he inspired.
Resolute shapes, elegant non-indulgent colours and intrinsic quality of materials are wholly in keeping with Leopoldo Tullio Aquila’s personality and comportment.

This very special fountain pen is made of pearlised “charcoal” black celluloid, with a cap made entirely in solid sterling silver and embellished with an engraved Art Nouveau pattern.
The cap’s top is octagonal, representing the geometric form that serves as Montegrappa’s emblem. It is marked with the “Montegrappa 1912” symbol, which signifies the year of Montegrappa’s founding.
The pen terminates in an 18k gold nib engraved with the characteristic filigree pattern.
 
The Leopoldo Tullio Aquila fountain pen will be offered as a limited edition of 100 pieces, the number commemorating the 100th anniversary of his birth.
This amazingly classy writing instrument will be also available as a rollerball and a ballpoint pen, similarly limited to only 100 units of each mode.

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