Age of Discovery

Instruments of Power

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The pen may be mightier than the sword, but other instruments of soft power have changed the world. Telescope and sextant motifs evoke the era of the great explorers, as does a miniature magnetic compass, neatly concealed within the cap. The historic route sailed by Victoria – the first ship to circumnavigate the earth – is recorded in antique brass, but rare onboard complications signify a classic, with a modern twist.

Material: Mahogany, Brass
Trim: Brass
Nib: 18k Gold
Filling system: Power-Push
Packaging: Special
Length: 151 mm
Diameter: 18.5 mm
Weight: 116.00 gr



Handworked mahogany and brass are the base elements for a telescope in miniature. Original castings and detailing provide a tactile link to a pioneering time, crafted from period materials destined to develop a rich lustre with age.

Chart your own course with a concealed magnetic compass. Developed in collaboration with engineers at Politecnico di Milano, it marks the first wayfinding complication to ever feature on a Montegrappa writing instrument.

Fountain pens heighten the sense of discovery with a revolutionary filling action. Integrated seamlessly into the barrel, Power-Push makes drawing ink more incisive – and intoxicating – than ever. Simply depress, dip, release.

Age of Discovery channels the legacy of explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521), and the crucial navigational calculations that changed how we view the world. Our edition marks 500 years since his historic achievement.

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