Product name Meisterstück Around the World in 80 Days Solitaire LeGrand Fountain Pen
The Meisterstück Around the World in 80 Days collection is inspired by the famous adventure novel by Jules Verne. The Solitaire LeGrand Fountain Pen in black stained wood, draws on the second leg of the journey from Bombay to Yokohama. Wood is chosen to pay tribute to when Mr. Foggs saves Princess Aouda from being forced to commit suttee. The main characters travel in this part of the adventure on a majestic elephant, which is featured in a cartouche on the cap. The cap and the barrel feature an engraved pattern with Indian, Chinese and Japanese inspirations. The clip features a red lacquered diamond card suit and the cone is engraved with a pattern and card suits, representing Mr. Foggs wager to make the journey in 80 days. The cap top is embossed with the length of the journey, 25 days from Bombay to Yokohama and 80 days in total. The writing instrument is finished with a hand-crafted 18K gold nib garnished with the hot air balloon with 20/10 and 14/11: Mr Foggs leaves Bombay at 20:00 on 20 October and leaves Yokohama at 18:00 on 14 November.
Ident No. MB128485
Each writing instrument features details about the length of the journey upon each cap top: The number “80” reflects the entire duration of Mr. Fogg’s travels, while the number “25” reflects the time taken to reach Yokohama from Bombay.
Symbols of Luck
In honour of the official wager made by Phileas Fogg, the clip of each writing instrument is decorated with a lacquered red diamond. All card suits, and a reference to princess Aouda’s jewellery, decorate the cone of the writing instrument in a repeating pattern.
The Doué, Solitaire, and Limited Edition 811 are decorated with symbols of luck from Mr. Fogg’s destinations: Indian paisley, a traditional Japanese wave pattern, and Emperor coins from the Qing Dynasty in China. The Limited Edition 811 features five gold Emperor coins as well.
Kiouni, the Majestic Elephant
Each writing instrument in the Meisterstück Around the World in 80 Days Collection features a cartouche depicting Kiouni, the majestic and reliable elephant that carries Phileas Fogg and his companions on their journey while in India.
The Dates of the Journey
The Resin LeGrand and Classique, Doué Classique, and Solitaire LeGrand all feature nib designs that continue the story from the first Meisterstück Around the World in 80 Days Collection. Depicting the hot air balloon once again, now with the dates of the journey Mr. Fogg takes from Bombay to Yokohama – October 20th to November 14th. The nib design of the Limited Edition 811 references Princess Aouda’s jewellery, and is embellished with a 1.5mm ruby.