Tibaldi for Riva Limited Edition
TIBALDI RIVA ROMAN BRONZE FOUNTAIN PEN MEDIUM NIB
Tibaldi for Riva: TIibaldi is proud to introduce the Tibaldi for Riva writing instruments. The collection marks the first ever collaboration of these two iconic Italian brands - Riva, makers of the most luxurious power boats in the world and Tibaldi, Italy’s first fountain pen manufacturer. Both are companies equally committed to creating strikingly beautiful and exquisitely crafted Italian luxury goods.
Divinely inspired design: Tibaldi created Italy’s first fountain pen in 1916. Ever since, design-conscious collectors and pen enthusiasts across the globe have cherished Tibaldi’s precious, reliable and collectable writing instruments. Each one an ornate accessory and a masterpiece of technological innovation, all Tibaldi pens have been developed and designed with a level of precision and care usually reserved for high precision mechanical watches. Phi – the concept known as the Divine Proportion – informs every aspect of the structure of all Tibaldi pens. For example, the proportion between the pen’s cap and the visible portion of the barrel when the pen is closed equals the phi ratio, 1.618.
Italian design at its pinnacle: Design and style are central to both Tibaldi and Riva. With meticulous emphasis on details, Tibaldi has created a unique pen collection reflecting the exquisite lacquer work, woodwork and rich interiors for which Riva is renowned. All Tibaldi for Riva writing instruments are coated in exactly the same paint colors as Riva boats. Made of a secret formula known only to Riva, these patented paints are designed for extreme durability. Echoing the shape of the original Riva bitts (the posts fixed to the deck of a ship for fastening cables and ropes), the clip’s sophisticated spring mechanism lifts it easily away from the cap, enabling it to slide effortlessly when inserted into a pocket. The barrel is handcrafted with inlaid wood, reminiscent of the wooden deck on Riva’s boats.
Tibaldi nibs: Like the original Tibaldi nibs from the early 1900s, each one is solid 18K gold and engraved with the guarantee of first class writing instruments – 1ª Qualità. Nibs are available in medium grade and feature a two-tone coloration – rhodium and yellow gold.
Limited editions: Each Tibaldi for Riva pen is a limited edition writing instrument. The collection is restricted to just 500 pieces of each color in both the fountain pen and the roller ball totaling 2,000 pens. The collection is available in two nautical colors: Roman Bronze fitted with rose gold plating and Navy Blue trimmed with palladium.
Tibaldi for Riva casing: Tibaldi for Riva pens are presented in cool metal holder trimmed with wood and lacquered with matching paint color, perfect for those with a penchant for nautical travel.
Riva history: The Riva story began in 1842 in Arnica, a small town on the shores of Lake Isle in northern Italy, when Puerto Riva attempted to repair two storm-damaged fishing boats. Succeeding where others had failed, his carpentry skills soon earned him a reputation for working miracles. He was soon commissioned by a wealthy client to build a new boat. In the century which followed, Puerto’s son, Ernesto, introduced passenger and cargo boats while his grandson, Serration would produce triumphant racing boats between the first and second world wars. In the 1950s Carlo Riva specialized in pleasure boats which came to be known as the epitome of elegance and Italian style. Today, after an unbroken 160 year history, Riva is the world’s number one name in luxury yachting. Since Riva joined the Ferrety Group in 2000, its production capacity has swelled. But with less than 90 yachts sold annually round the globe, Riva routinely accommodates lengthy waiting lists. In 2003 Riva opened a new shipyard in Arnica right next to the original yard used by Puerto Riva.