Written in Time

With the exception of chocolate, the Swiss are known for two peerless luxury exports: the watch and the writing instrument. Carefully crafted and artistically inspired, these much sought after creations are the heart and soul of this country’s finest artisans. It’s no wonder Caran d’Ache would choose haute horlogerie, as the inspiration for an exquisite, perfectly realized pen.

With the exception of chocolate, the Swiss are known for two peerless luxury exports: the watch and the writing instrument. Carefully crafted and artistically inspired, these much sought after creations are the heart and soul of this country’s finest artisans. It’s no wonder Caran d’Ache would choose haute horlogerie, as the inspiration for an exquisite, perfectly realized pen.

Imagined in the Geneva workshop, the 1010 Limited Edition celebrates a precision and excellence that is uniquely of Swiss heritage. The name refers to the moment when the hands of a timepiece are in perfect balance at the top of the dial. The pen itself pays visual homage to the complications of watches with skeletonized case backs. The exterior cage draws inspiration from the bridges that support a watch’s gear train and overlap an interior cage representing the complex mechanisms of watch movement. Other details include engraved minute notches on the ring, an 18-carat gold and rhodium-covered nib with engraved gear wheels, and a hand-polished, silver-plated and rhodium cap resembling a wristwatch crown. The balance wheel, at the tip of the body, is perfectly poised between two rubies and can be seen through a sapphire crystal dome.

The piece comes beautifully packaged in a wooden box lacquered to a piano finish accompanied by an exclusive ink bottle with a stopper designed like the crown of a watch, in gold or silver-plated according to the model.


To view the 1010 Limited Edition, visit Caran d’Ache at carandache.com.
 

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