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Luxury Pens From Outer Space - $90,000 Moon Rocks

Luxury Pens From Outer Space - $90,000 Moon Rocks
  • Anh Nguyen

Bentley Teams Up With Graf von Faber Castell Pens

Luxury car maker Bentley Motors and luxury pen maker Graf von Faber Castell have teamed up to produce a classic pen collection that is not only beautiful and writes like no other but captures the essence that both brands exuberate. For Faber Castell pens this marks an historic turn in the company’s 257-year history, as it’s the first time the German based pen company has partnered with a U.K. brand. On interesting side note, the world-renowned luxury car maker, whose has four main car model lines based in Crewe, England is celebrating their 100-year anniversary next year.

Geography and core product ranges aside, “Bentley and Graf von Faber Castell share many things in common,” says Count Charles von Faber-Castell, Head of Premium: “Many years of tradition shaped by individuals, unique design, uncompromising quality and understated elegance.”

The fountain pen has a rhodium plated steel nub and the rollerball and ballpoint pens also have several of the design cues found in luxury cars. For example, the pen cap is finished with distinctive knurling along the distinctive Bently ‘B”. There is a grill inspired diamond pattern is seen in the refined guilloche on the barrel of the pen giving it that polished chromed look of a luxury vehicle.

“Infusing other products with Bentley’s DNA is no easy task,” explains Chris Cooke, Head of Product Design at Bentley Motors. “But we managed it with our ‘Graf von Faber Castell pens for Bentley’ collection.”

Graf von Faber Castell pens signature style is clearly on display in such details as the solid sprung pen clip, the platinum-plated accents and their unique elegant profile—all well-known cues within the Graf von Faber Castell pen line. Thus, the design of the pens was a collaborative effort, says Sheila Hopkins, national sales director, Faber Castell premium writing instruments.


Greg Elam – GetSpecific Website Marketing
Content Writer – Bittner Fine Pens

  • Detlef Bittner

Luxury Fountain Pens Market Expected To Grow 5% from 2017-2021

Luxury Fountain Pens

Based on the most recent market study the global luxury pens industry is expected to grow at a CAGR near 5% for the years 2017-2021. The report shows an in-depth analysis of the luxury pens market including high-end fountain pens and the forecasted revenue and market trends from the United States and around the World.

One leading analyst stated, ““The increase in the use of pens as promotional products by corporates is expected to be one of the major drivers for the growth of the market during the forecast period. The vendors in the market focus on making their products ergonomic and environment friendly by using biodegradable raw materials such as recycled paper, recycled plastic, cornstarch, sustainable bamboo, and FSC-certified wood.” 

The market research analysis categorizes the global luxury pen market into the following product segments. They are:

  • Fountain pen
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Rollerball pen
  • Fine liner pen


Global luxury fountain pens market

Back in 2016 the luxury fountain pens industry made up for the maximum share of profits in the global luxury pens market, where the highest demand came from consumers in the United States and those from China. The study shows that consumers in both countries are more likely to buy luxury fountain pens as gifts for others. I must admit a high-end luxury pen would make an awesome birthday, graduation, retirement, promotion or Christmas gift.

Luxury fountain pens because of their high quality and craftsmanship will last longer than other pens. The nibs of these luxury pens are made of 18k gold, platinum, steel, silver other precious materials. These pens use high quality ink by use of a converter, a cartridge, or an internal piston filling system.

Some of the Top luxury fountain pens vendors are:

  • T. Cross Company
  • Josef Lamy
  • Montegrappa
  • Montblanc International
  • Newell Brands
  • T. Dupont


Greg Elam – GetSpecific Website Marketing
Content Writer - Bittner Fine Pens

  • Detlef Bittner

Dia de Los Muertos Mailer

Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, All Hallow's Eve, Dia de Finadosand. The holiday goes by many names, but it is at it's core a celebration of the lives of our ancestors around the world.

The skull is a universal symbol that transcends cultural borders. A symbol of death in one society, a celebration of life in another. The skull possesses instant familiarity as it is a part of every one of us. It serves as a Mexican icon to celebrate the departed and a medieval religious totem, an essential rock'n'roll logo and an outlaw biker's patch, a horror movie staple and a pirate's flag, a universal sign of warning.

Its edginess is inherent, but so is its cool, an image now found on everything from wristwatch dials to scarves to rings on both hands of one of the world's greatest guitarists - the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards. Now the skull graces a series of pens in Montegrappa's Fortuna Series, an apt choice as the skull meant good fortune in ancient civilizations, while the intellectual act of writing is served by the mystery of crystal skulls, which represent wisdom, knowledge and consciousness.
Montegrappa Limited Edition Dia de los Muertos

One of the most exciting and unusual festivals to be held anywhere in the world is Mexico's famed Day of the Dead. Called "Dia de los Muertos" in Spanish, the holiday is celebrated throughout Mexico, and by people of Mexican ancestry living abroad, especially the United States. Acknowledged internationally in many other cultures, this multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and to remember those who have died with a celebration of their lives.

Starting with the shape of the modern classic pen, Fortuna, Montegrappa’s designers started with a black resin cap and barrel, adding to the cap deep-cut engravings filled in with pearlized enamels. The main image is a skull – the famous motif of the entire celebration – offered in a choice of colors that constitute the whole collection: Pearl White, Blue and Red! Moreover, each pen is unique: the enamel is entirely applied by hand. Each color is applied separately and has to dry completely before a next color can be added.

Rollerball - List Price: $895 Your Special Price: $716
Ballpoint - List Price: $695 Your Special Price: $556

Montegrappa Copper Skull, a Bittner Exclusive

For a truly memorable and personal gift, Bittner, the Pleasure of Writing, suggests you put a piece of history in your pocket. The Carmel-By-The-Sea, California pen shop’s exclusive Montegrappa the Copper Age Merry Skull writing instruments collection features a torpedo shape that is classic Montegrappa—curvaceous yet sleek and contemporary.

The Montegrappa Copper Age Merry Skull collection displays its familial links with a cap top bearing the Montegrappa’s “1912” logo (the Italian company’s founding year), while the nib is embellished with Montegrappa’s trademark Filigree pattern. The cap and barrel are crafted in mirror-polished copper and brushed, silver-plated trim. Copper is referred to as “man’s eternal metal,” and over time each Montegrappa Mule will acquire a unique patina, truly personalizing the writing instrument. The Montegrappa Copper Age Merry Skull is available as a cartridge/converter-filling fountain pen, with nib sizes in fine, medium and broad, as well as a rollerball and ballpoint version. You can decide to keep the pen sparkling reddish-orange or let it develop its own personal patina to reflect its history in your pocket.

Fountain Pen - List Price: $495 Your Special Price: $396
Rollerball - List Price: $450 Your Special Price: $360
Ballpoint - List Price: $395 Your Special Price: $316
Love Pop 3D Lasercut Dia de los Muertos Card

The front of this stunning Day of the Dead pop up card features an exquisite Mexican candy skull covered with intricate floral details. Open the black and orange cover and prepare to be delighted by a skeletal mariachi band.

This card is brimming with authentic Mexican touches from the Papel Picado inspired detail to the gorgeous bright colors.

3D Card - $13


  • Detlef Bittner