The Visconti Torpedo Limited Edition is inspired by a recent design trend, Bolidismo, born in Italy in the mid-80s by a group of architects and designers who largely attended the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Florence. The founding values of the group were the dynamism of the shapes, somehow a far recall to the Futurism of the early twentieth century, and the reference to design (which strongly influenced the world of cars) and to the Comics strip & of the '30s. The Torpedo's name alludes both to the model of car in use from the beginning of the last century up to the '30s (again featuring sleek and sporting shape) and to the English term for torpedo and obvious example of a shape designed by the need for speed). Torpedo therefore, ranks fully in the tradition of the Italian design, here even more specifically Florentine, and it claims its value acknowledged worldwide.
The Torpedo, designed in an ogival shape, dynamic and aerodynamic, interrupted only by the clip, integrates in an original way the two traditional aesthetic codes of Visconti's high-end pens: the skeleton processing - the transparency of the demo models. The body is made of unidirectional carbon fiber and the barrel is overlaid with a light palladium plated metal cover that surrounds two transparent openings which allow to see the ink level and internal Visconti double reservoir power filler system. The pen is fitted with an oversize 23K Palladium Dreamtouch nib and is limited to 388 pieces worldwide.
- Writing mode: Fountain pen
- Material: Unidirectional carbon fiber and steel
- Cap type: Screw type
- Nib: Oversize 23K Palladium Dreamtouch
- Filling system: Double reservoir power filler
- Trims: Palladium plated
- Length with cap posted: 18.0 cm
- Length with cap closed: 15.6 cm
- Weight: 72 gm
What's In The Box
- Visconti Torpedo Limited Edition Fountain Pen (1)
- Papers from factory