Autumn 2019

Space Pen

Montegrappa, Italy’s oldest manufacturer of luxury writing instruments, has launched a unique fountain pen commissioned for The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), celebrating Hazzaa AlMansoori, the first Emirati astronaut in space.

On September 25, AlMansoori entered the International Space Station, making him the first Emirati in space. 

Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi was the backup for AlMansoori.

Montegrappa’s pen, shaped in the form of a rocket, features the UAE flag on the barrel, the logo of MBRSC on the cap and a portrait of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on a solid gold nib. The pen was presented to Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre for a display to commemorate this special event, after being on display at the Montegrappa boutique in the UAE throughout the month of July 2019.

While this unique pen is not for sale, Montegrappa has issued a limited edition of 53 pens in solid 18k gold and titanium commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing (1969 - 2019), and 473 pens in resin and sterling silver. The Moon Landing Collection is based on the design of the Saturn V rocket which carried the original 1969 Apollo 11 mission, and is presented in an enclosure in the form of an Apollo 11 capsule in a special collector’s display case.

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