Montegrappa launches Pele pens
May 27, 2014: Adding another authority in its line of Icons Pens, Montegrappa is celebrating the Brazilian footballer who changed the game for all-time: Pelé.
One of the best players of all times in general, Pele received the FIFA Ballon d'Or Prix d'Honneur in recognition of his career and achievements in 2014. Named one of the “Top 20 Most Important People of the 20th Century” (Time Magazine) and “Football Player of the Century” (FIFA), Pelé today maintains his commitment to the sport and to society by fulfilling various roles as spokesperson, ambassador and philanthropist.
Two designs have been created for the Pelé Icons Pen Limited Edition. The Heritage features models with solid gold or solid silver trim. The top of the cap is shaped to represent a football, atop a crown that reads ‘All Hail The King’. The colours of the Brazilian flag form the surface of the cap in yellow, with green surrounding the crown. Inspired by the original championship trophy, the spring-loaded clip features cabochons on each side.
The barrel of the Heritage version is finished in guilloché under translucent blue enamel to create the impression of Pelé’s familiar shorts. The barrel’s blind cap matches his socks, finished with green-and-yellow stripes. At the nib end, the surround is etched with Pelé’s signature and the dates of 1958-1962-1970, the years Pelé won his three FIFA World Cups.
Engraved in the nib is the classic image of Pelé’s ‘bicycle kick’, while the opposite end of the barrel is engraved with the individual serial number. The Heritage solid silver trim edition consists of 1283 fountain and 1283 rollerball pens representing the number of goals scored in his entire career, while the gold edition is limited to 10 fountain pens and 10 roller balls, signifying his jersey number.
Made of black resin, the P10 Edition features silver trims, with the top inspired by the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, the colours of Brazil filled in with enamel. The P10’s clip is a sceptre, to represent ‘The King of Football’, with a miniature football containing a sapphire at its top. The legend, ‘The King of Football’, is engraved around cap, with Pele’s signature on the side of the cap in white.
Blue, green and yellow bands surround the blind cap, while the nib again features Pelé’s ‘bicycle kick’. This one has1940 pieces in total in fountain pen, rollerball or ballpoint, representing the year of Pelé’s birth. The P-10 edition also will be offered in an exclusive version consisting of 10 fountain pens and 10 rollerballs with solid 18K gold trim.