The Cognac Pen by Montegrappa
The Cognac Pen is a unique collector’s item. The pen has been created by the famous Italian manufacturer of writing instruments and luxury items, Montegrappa, and it contains the oldest cognac in the world. The whole idea has been brought together by Polish company, Wealth Solutions. The cognac is enclosed in a capsule and is housed within the pen itself. This precious liquor dates back to 1762, and has been officially entered into the Guinness Book of Records. This unique masterpiece is a combination of French finesse and traditional Italian craftsmanship.
The body and the ferrule of the Cognac Pen have been manufactured from oak wood. According to the French law, no liquor may be called cognac if it has not been aged for at least two years in oak casks in the strictly defined area of Cognac, France. The Cognac Pen is a reference to this unusual tradition and requirement. Decorative elements with grapevine motifs on the body of this exquisite pen are another reference to this noble French liquor.
Only 110 have been produced: a men’s version and a women’s version. Of these, 100 are silver nibbed versions, and 10 are of gold.
Body: Oak wood, gold
Nib Thickness: F, M, B
Filling system: Cartridge or converter
Packaging: Lacquered, wooden box with an inkwell and a memorial book about the Cognac Pen
Lenght: 155.50 mm
Characteristics: Capsule with Gautier 1762 cognac - entered into the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest cognac ever to be sold at an auction - placed at the top of the ferrule
About Cognac Pen and Cognac Watch
The Cognac Pen and the Cognac Watch are unique collector items.
The pen has been created by the famous Italian manufacture Montegrappa, and it contains the oldest Cognac in the world, provided by luxury company Wealth Solutions. The Armin Strom Cognac Watch is a watch with two very exclusive inner lifes. The first one is the movement as a result of precision mechanics conceived and engineered in-house and under the watchful eye of Claude Greisler, director and chief horologist. Another one was born over 250 years ago out of grapevines cultivated near Cognac.
The liquor enclosed in a capsule is from 1762 and has been officially entered into the Guinness Book of Records. French nesse and Italian craftsmanship tradition have merged to create true masterpieces.
250 years locked in a bottle
The year 1762 marks the unveiling of the famous di Trevi fountain in Rome, Catherine II becoming the emperor of Russia, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s publication of the Social Contract. This was the time when the grapes used for the production of the liquor inside the capsules of the Cognac Pen and of the Armin Strom Cognac Watch.
This unique Cognac is owned by Wealth Solutions, having been purchased by the company in 2014 during an auction of rare wines and liquors organized by Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers in NYC.
The Gautier 1762 Cognac was, during the event, granted the title of the oldest cognac sold at a public auction to-date. Now this exceptional beverage is available to aficionados of unique items and has become an integral part of the Cognac Watch.
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