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Start your year with all things luxury with Montegrappa Sophia silver fountain pen and Vertu’s Aster Yosegi Wood mobile phone.

Montegrappa Sophia Pen
Montegrappa Sophia Pen

1. Montegrappa Sophia silver fountain pen (Sterling Silver, Resin-Limited Edition)
The cap of the Montegrappa Sophia silver fountain pen features an image of the Rosetta Stone, an archaeological discovery of immeasurable importance. On it appears a single text written in three different language systems (hieroglyphics, demotic and classical Greek). This enabled scholars to decipher the hieroglyphics. Other symbols of Egyptian civilization complete the decoration of the cap.

The barrel of the pen shows an example of Greek and a detail of Raphael’s famous fresco “The School of Athens” in which the philosophers Aristotle and Plato and the mathematician and thinker Pythagoras can be seen. Some of the 4,000 characters representing all the alphabets in the world which decorate the walls of the new Bibliotheca Alexandrina are inscribed on the barrel of the pen.

The cap and barrel, crafted in sterling silver are decorated using the exclusive technique of burin engraving, with applications of yellow gold and rose gold which add relief and magnificence to the details.

Limited Edition of 1200 pens:
MRP Fountain Pen Silver Rs. 2, 35,995
MRP Rollerball Pen Silver Rs. 2,13,495
MRP Fountain Pen Gold Rs. 10, 31,995

Montegrappa Boutiques at Palladium (Mumbai), DLF Emporio (New Delhi) and other leading luxury multi brand retail boutiques in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune and Kolkata.

2. Vertu Aster Yosegi Wood mobile phone

Vertu Aster Yosegi Wood
Vertu Aster Yosegi Wood

The luxury mobile phone manufacturer Vertu infuses traditional Japanese art with British craftsmanship, material innovation and contemporary design in a strikingly intricate and beautiful new product, Aster Yosegi Wood.

Vertu Aster combines hand craftsmanship and fine materials, unique services and cutting edge technology in the ultimate lifestyle smartphone, with the ability to individually tailor your phone via Vertu’s personalisation service.

The limited edition Aster Yosegi Wood arrives in selected stores globally, from 16th November 2015, priced from £7,200.

Since the company’s inception, extraordinary materials have been a fundamental feature of a Vertu mobile phone. In 2002, when Vertu launched its first phone, Signature, its sapphire crystal screen, ruby bearings, fine calf leather and stainless steel chassis instantly differentiated it from the mass market. Vertu has continued to pioneer the use of innovative and high-performance materials ever since. Now, with luxury technology more relevant than ever before, Vertu continues to lead the field, with rivals finding themselves unable to match Vertu’s success in delivering the marriage of state of the art technology, world-class design and craftsmanship and pioneering, luxurious materials. Today, with the launch of Vertu Aster Yosegi Wood, materials expertise continues to differentiate Vertu products from every other technology brand.


Disclaimer: The text has been extracted from the official press releases of the brands. The Humming Notes will not be responsible for any discrepancy.