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Monday, June 28, 2010

Rumours, Rumours ... Omas Solaia Limited Edition

Two of the Italy finest company come togather to craft this beautiful and prestigious fountain pen - Omas Solaia Limited Edition, which tells the handcrafted tradition, the attention of testing and innovation, emblematic values of the two Italian companies.

Marchesi Antinori Srl is an Italian wine company that trace its history back to 1385. They are one of the biggest wine companies in Italy

While OMAS (Officina Meccanica Armando Simoni) doesn't have as long a history as compare to Maschesi Antinori. It is created many excellent and creative pens since it was founded in 1930.

Omas confirms its own passion for the world of wine with a new Limited Edition, dedicated to the prestigious Italian wine tradition, which pays homage to Marchesi Antinori six hundred - long history. This is the 3rd wine pens from Omas.

Why Marchesi Antinori Srl?

In 1978 Solaia was first produced almost accidentally, thanks to Marchese Piero’s intuition. It was the first Italian wine elected “Wine of the Year” in 2000 by Wine Spectator and continues to increase and score the worldwide markets.

This prestigious Solaia Limited Editoin is make from the Oak Wood of the “Marchesi Antinori” barriques, where the precious wine has aged for years, and produced in the Tignanello Estate in Tuscany.

Elegant engravings recall the world of this noble wine: the family coat of arms and the vine plant dominate the cap surface, the rhombs which we find in the Marchesi Antinori shield, decorate the Limited Edition knob. The shape of the barrel douelle is skilfully recalled in the particular and rounded clip.

The Numbered and Limited Edition in Silver recalls the first historical Solaia wine year: 1.978 pieces, 1.200 Piston Filling Fountain Pens and 778 Roller Balls.

The High Luxury Limited Edition, realized with precious materials, is instead dedicated to the extraordinary Solaia vintages: 25 unique pieces, each one related to a particular wine year.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Travelling Ink Pot

This travelling ink pot was purchased some years back when my job required me to take long flight, and write a lot a lot during my trips.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Rumour, Rumours ...Omas Bois de Rose

Omas is adding two new wooden pens to their Arte Italiana. They are the Madagascar's Bois de Rose Noir and Brazil's Bois de Rose Rose. Bois de Rose simply mean wood that is red is one of the loved wood materials till date that have been in use in many wooden products.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Vacheron Constantin's Métiers d’Art La symbolique des laques Maki-e

The Year 2010,  Vacheron Constantin and Zôhiko worked togather to combined two ancient arts: watch making and maki-e, to craft the new Métiers d’Art collection.

This collection is also known as “The Three Friends of Winter”, which in Japanese culture symbolizes endurance and longevity in the face of bitter and severe conditions. They are also associated with the loyalty of a friendship that survives the hard times, symbolized by winter.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Rumours, Rumours ... Waterman Elegance

Elegance is defined as a.refinement, grace, and beauty in movement, appearance, or manners. Waterman managed to combine grace, style, distinction, delicacy and beauty while craftling their new product range Elegance.

The fountain pens is available black or ivory finishes with either 23k gold-plated or silver-plated trims. It come with an 18k solid gold nib. The cap and barrel material is lacquer-finished brass.

Pens Details:
Model: Elegance
Materials:
* Lacquer-finished brass
* 23K gold or silver plated trims.
Nibs: 18K

It will be available in June locally.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bovet Maki-e Watch ... Thunder and Wind God

Bovet, the 7th oldest watch brand in Switizerland, was known for making watches with with European traditional artistic decoration - miniature or cloisonné enamel dials.

In 2003, they worked with the Japanese maki-e artisan to release two Kaga maki-e dial watch models for the Japanese market only.

The dial design is based on an an original drawing painted by Tawaraya Sotatsu, a master painter of the Edo period, on a folding screen. Tawaraya Sotatsu-san is consider as the giants of Japanese painting. His work is typically Japanese both in its choice of subject matter unlike other artist during the Edo period, who painted Chinese subjects in a Chinese style.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

End of The Road ... Waterman Harmonie And ICI et La

Waterman Harmonie and ICI et La were another two range of products that were discontinued.

Waterman web site stated Harmonie as discontinued model, and ICI et La had been removed.

Harmonie Pen details:

Nib: 23k gold electroplated or chromed trims and 23k gold electroplated or silver nibs
Nib size: F, M, B
Body Finishing: Lacquer with silver or gold plated trim
Materials: Brass
Available Colours:
(a) Black/Gold trim,
(b) Black/Silver trim,
(c) Blue Mosaic/Silver trim
(d) Red Mosaic/Gold trim

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

End of The Road ... Waterman Audace


Waterman continue to discontinue more products range.

Today, we are talking about the Waterman Audace series. Waterman worked with reowned fashion designer like Gaspard Yurkievich and Talbot Runholf duo for this range of ultra feminine and colourful pens.

Talbot Runholf is will known for for their glamour design through simplicity. Most of their design uses a single piece of fabric to create a structured, draped silhouette that delicately balances the colour, cut, style, look and fabric by following a very strict yet simple geomatric formula.

Gaspard Yurkievich is a Paris-based designer reowned for his glamour, and part funky street wear. He is also well known for his daring catwalk shows.

Ladies, if you have yet to get yourself utlra feminine curvaceous accessories, it is about time you hit the stores during the Great Singapore Sales.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

End of The Road ... Waterman Charleston

Waterman has created the Charleston line to reconcile contemporary taste with the past years of anti-establishment art. The nostalgic design of the Waterman Charleston Series pen has a fluted barrel with decorative central band, a large threaded cap and a flowing, wrap-around clip, and come complete with a 18k nib.

Waterman is working to renew it products range. Recently, they announced that it will discontinued it Charleston series of products.

Waterman products on sales at our MarketPlace.