Tibaldi 90th Anniversary Limited Edition
TIBALDI EXCELSA BLACK RESIN with PLATINUM PLATED STERLING SILVER TRIM ROLLERBALL PEN
The Excelsa pen is the result of careful study of this amazing proportion. History, thought, aesthetic and artistic standards come together with the skill of the craftsman to create the writing treasures. Following months of intense study and dedication, the completion of a superhuman task has resulted in the revival of the perfection of the ancient world, carefully combined with cutting edge technology and refined materials. Each of the Excelsa’s components is a multiple of phi, 1.618, and once assembled, respects the rule of the golden proportion.
Ornament: Designed to be immediately recognizable as TIBALDI, the ornament is one of the distinctive features of the pen: crowned with a pyramid cut mother of pearl or tiger’s eye embedded into a silver frame, it boasts a square section at the top, gradually tapering to the round ring at its base.
Distinctive clip: The tie-shaped clip is reminiscent of TIBALDI pens from the early 1900s, but its sophisticated snap mechanism and roller make it easier to insert into a pocket. Thanks to extensive engineering research and laboratory testing, the clip is mounted on the ring, decorated with diamond point Clou de Paris, rather than on the cap. The clip as well as every other element is carved with the help of advanced computer-operated lathe and milling machines.
Swiss Hallmarks: All the precious metal components are produced and galvanized in Switzerland, the country responsible for producing the world’s finest watches. Each part is inspected and hallmarked by the Swiss Federal Customs Office for the Control of Precious Metals in Geneva, a guarantee of the origin and high quality of the materials and finish. The Swiss hallmark is the only procedure of its type recognized all over the world.
Jeweler’s finished trim: The Clou de Paris, consisting of repeating pyramid patterns, is an ancient decorative design, existing since the 16th century. In the 18th century, it was introduced into the watch industry as an elegant way to hide scratches and extend the life of metal surfaces. Each face of the pyramid is processed on two axes, resulting in a design with a high visual impact resembling a diamond shape and similarly reflecting the light. The work is extremely difficult and requires high-precision technology and instruments. The name most likely comes from the basalt stones used to pave Parisian cobblestone streets.
Numbered limited edition: The TIBALDI 90th Anniversary writing instruments are available as a limited edition of only 618 pieces. A number paying a tribute to the criteria that inspired their creation (phi = 1.618): the magic number of divine proportion.