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Ilie Năstase Retro 73

A salute to rogue spirit

While the record books remember Ilie Năstase as a six-time Grand Slam winner and world number one, history will always remember him for what he brought to the court. The swagger, the speed, the look…the attitude. ‘Nasty’ was known as an innovator and entertainer extraordinaire – much like this retro-aware, sportive piece featuring unique forehand and backhand modes.

FEATURES

Material: wood, leather
Trim: sterling silver 925
Nib: 18k gold
Filling system: piston
Packaging: special
Length: 160 mm
Diameter: 17.0 mm
Weight: 77.00 gr

LIMITED EDITION

780 Fountain Pens

479 Rollerball pens

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2,900

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ILIE NĂSTASE

Characteristic of the volatility of the Năstase game is the unique signature clip and cap top, made of cast silver using the lost wax method. Its overall form is that of a tennis racquet, but the webbing itself rotates. One side shows a tennis ball making contact with the racquet, while the flip side shows Ilie’s mid-finger gesture, typical of his more nervous moments. The cap itself is clad in perforated brown leather, redolent of vintage tennis racquet grips.

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DESIGN

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BARREL

Made in a light-coloured wood recalling the tennis racquets of the Năstase era, personalised with his signature in red colour.

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Clip

One side shows a tennis ball making contact with the racquet.

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The Ilie Năstase Collection is limited to 780 fountain pens.

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Corresponding to the number of matches won in the male singles category, and 479 Rollerball pens equalling the number of his doubles victories.

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The fine details

Are fashioned in dark blue resin, with the final junction before the nib realised in the colours of the Romanian flag, to recall Ilie’s favourite elastic wrist-band worn during matches.

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Clip

This side shows Ilie’s mid-finger gesture, typical of his more nervous moments.