Visconti Opera Metal Aluminum Silver Speedboat Fountain Pen
The Visconti Opera is one of Visconti’s most intensely iconic collections. The Visconti Opera’s squared circle form, combining a square and a circle, is the perfect ergonomic shape for the writing instrument.The exclusive Opera design, which has been an iconic element of Visconti’s identity since 2003, is now available both as a fountain pen and a rollerball with the patented hook safe lock closing system in Aluminum. The Visconti Opera Metal collection is made of anodized colored avional. Avional is a high strength aluminium alloy and is used in aeronautics for highly stressed but lightweight parts. Available in four finishes: Monza (Black/Cool Red Trim), Roadster(Black/Cool Yellow Trim), Silver Shadow (Silver/Graphite Trim) and Speedboat (Silver/Cool Blue Trim). The Visconti Opera Metal fountain pen is enhanced by the Visconti patented, Smartouch Tubular nib in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad and Stub widths, and uses a cartridge/converter filling system.
Smartouch Tubular NibAfter extensive testing Visconti introduced the new Smartouch Tubular Nib. Its special shape is turned from a capillarity tube made of Chromium 18. The tube precisely wraps around the feed, resulting in a unique shape and allowing the user to fill his pen without the need to dip the entire grip and nib section into ink. This results in a cleaner and more efficient fill and, due to the nibs uniquely positioned air hole and design, the nib will stay wet for longer before drying out.
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MSRP on this pen is $650.