About Montegrappa Q1 Limited Edition Fountain Pen
The Montegrappa Q1 is a rather special fountain pen. It is a severely limited edition of just 100 pens worldwide and part of its appeal will be the unique party trick hidden within...
The Q1 respects no boundaries. It is unashamedly modernist, and yet its roots are in the venerable art of handwriting and drawing. No space-age feeder system nor trick cartridge: Q1 is boldly and emphatically a fountain pen, and only a fountain pen. It embraces the most fluid and elegant form of writing instrument yet devised, but one with history. The revolutionary aspect of Q1 is its presentation in a truly radical form, with features not found before in a pen. Its design is inspired by the fascinating world of firearms and it is engineered from a seductive marriage of modern and traditional materials in the form of titanium, stainless steel, 18ct gold and fine Italian leather.
A plethora of intriguing technical details ensure that the user will return again and again to the Q1 to discover fresh features. The Montegrappa octagonal pattern on both leather and titanium creates a contrasting surface with a different tactility to that of the matte-finish barrel. The cap locks onto the barrel with a slot-and-pin system reminiscent of a gun scope or camera lens. The arched pocket clip features the signature ball end-piece for smooth ingress and egress to and from pockets.
But the real gem hidden within this fountain pen is the mechanism which allows Q1 to write with several different ink colours using its 4 cartridge capacity. This unique multiple cartridge loading system, similar to that of a bullet cylinder in a firearm, is contained entirely inside the barrel and represents a major technological advance on all pens that came before it.
This pen is special, it is original, it is ground-breaking, its appeal is unapologetically masculine yet its functionality is unisexual thanks to the inspirational choice of materials and design.
The pen comes with an 18ct gold nib available in Fine, Medium or Broad width, subtly engraved with the Montegrappa logo and is housed in a wooden chest which is as exclusive as the fountain pen itself. Inspired by the robustness and functionality of an ammunition case, the chest comes with a soft lining to protect the contents and it is fitted with a number of compartments to accommodate both the pen and its accessories, including auxiliary hardware for its continued maintenance: a pair of gloves, a set of tissues and spare ink cartridges.
A final element of the Q1 experience is the inclusion of a syringe, specifically supplied for the cleaning of the feeder from the ink colour last used, when changing the cartridge for a different colour. This attention to detail befits a pen that breaks the rules, while defining new ones.
|Product Type||Fountain Pen|
|Barcode(s)||8033231413334, 8033231413334, 8033231413334,|
|SKU/Product Code(s)||MON-ISQ1N_TCF, MON-ISQ1N_TCM, MON-ISQ1N_TCB,|
We dispatch all orders over the value of £15 with free postage. There is an option to upgrade your postage to 1st class signed for or Special Delivery for the following supplemental costs:
Royal Mail 1st Class Standard
|Royal Mail 1st Class Signed for||Royal Mail 1pm Special Delivery|
|Up to £14.99||£1.50||£2.60||£7.50|
|£15.00 to £49.99||Free||£2.60||£7.50|
|£50.00 to £124.99||Free||Free||£7.50|
Most orders received before 12 noon Mon-Fri will be shipped the same day and will generally arrive within three working days after posting. Please note this is based on stock availability and the ability of Royal Mail to meet their own delivery guidelines. We will endeavour to contact you if our stocks are depleted at the time of your order. Orders placed after 12 noon on Friday will be dispatched the following Monday and are subject to stock availability.
Orders to the value of £125 or more are sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm at no extra cost, but please note that the actual dispatch date will be subject to stock availability and day/time of order. Orders must be placed before 12 noon. Please feel free to speak to our sales team to check stock availability and despatch times before you place your order.
We cannot guarantee items that are sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm will arrive the next day before 1pm on Saturdays as this is affected by your local sorting office.
However you must place your order before 12 noon on the Friday if you require this service. Please feel free to call us for stock availability before placing your order.
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