The Homo Sapiens collection is also now available also in a version in black acrylic resin. This pen was designed under the rules of the Leonardo da Vinci Divine Proportion. With the modern era in mind, Visconti has taken inspiration for its Elegance Collection. Visconti has chosen to make the Homo Sapiens Elegance most suitable for daily use through a black acrylic material, easy to use, easy to refill but keeping an intrinsic elegance.
The shape is the one of the successful Homo Sapiens design, but with a unique bright black acrylic resin. The reflection of lights and its particular shape highlight the ssplendour of this fine accessory. All the metal trims are in plated Palladium and the mix of these two modern materials helps the pen to reach picks of magnificence. The fountain pen, available in two sizes, features the Visconti 23kts/950 Palladium nib. The pen is provided with the Visconti patented "Hook safe" lock system, which allows the user to
close the pen by rotating it by only 20°, thus making it absolutely impossible to open the cap by chance.
The 23 ct 950 Palladium DREAMTOUCH Nib
With Homo Sapiens Visconti introduces the first ever made 23 ct 950 palladium Dreamtouch nib.
Dreamtouch is the term we coined to define a nib that requires no pressure whatsoever in order to write, it traces in a gentle way thoughts and words for a dream handwriting.
Palladium has interesting physical features that allow the production of fountain pen nibs; its manufacturing is possible nowadays thanks to new metal-fusion technologies and to the welding of iridium tips. This metal has been the fundamental element in 1989’s Pons and Fleischmann cold fusion theory.
Palladium actually melts at much higher temperatures than gold: 1552°C against 1063°C. It is therefore obvious that this metal has better mechanical features, being more resistant than gold and that any manufacturing process involving palladium becomes a lot more challenging.
The international classification system lists only four precious metals and their related titles: platinum, palladium, gold and silver.
Value: the 23 ct 950/1000 palladium nib is the highest value ever manufactured nib in the fountain pen history. In other words, it contains 95% pure palladium against 75% pure gold in the 18 ct nib and 58% gold in the 14 ct nib.
Flexibility and Memory: are the best for any type of writing, enhanced of 30% compared to the same nib in 18 ct gold.
Resistance to ink corrosion has been improved up to 100% thanks to the pureness of the material to an extent to which no protection treatment of the plating is needed.
Originality: the palladium nib will render even more exclusive your Visconti, either as a collection piece or as a daily use fountain pen.
Collection: 23 ct 950 Palladium Dreamtouch nib fountain pen; roller ball; ballpoint and pencil
Material: Acrylic Resin
Nib: 23 ct 950 Palladium Dreamtouch
Roller ball recommended refills: A 40
Ballpoint recommended refills: A 38, A49
Packaging: Visconti pen case with polishing cloth.
Types: Fountain Pen, Rollerball, Ballpoint.
Fountain Pen Filling Mechanisms: Cartridge/Converter, ink converter included.