PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating a history of innovations in fine writing since 1846, A.T. CROSS, America's oldest manufacturer of writing instruments, is excited to celebrate its 170th anniversary in business this fall with new collections that pay homage to the classic Cross style beloved by brand loyalists while offering contemporary designs and technology.
Cross which has been making marks within the industry for over 170 years, is excited to debut their new fall and holiday collections, which encompass the brands key principals and heritage within the industry. Each fine writing instrument is an individual work of art, created with stylish views and intricate details to enhance the overall design elegance. There is no better way to express yourself or gift a loved one this season than with the timeless and unique writing tools designed by Cross.
The 2016 Fall and Holiday line will feature five new collections, including special and limited editions, a collector's edition, holiday gift sets and updates to brand classics. Cross will have a multitude of options for gifting family, friends, and co-workers.
Highlights of the Fall 2016 Collections include:
Cross 21st Century Limited Edition
This Limited Edition Century pen not only marks the 70th anniversary of the most iconic Cross writing instrument, but also celebrates 170 years of Cross innovation. With only 170 pens created, this collectible is a true work of art inspired by the original 1936 Century line, but designed for the 21st century in custom wrought 21KT solid gold with a genuine brilliant-cut diamond crowning the conical top that made the original Century famous. The celebratory pen will be individually serialized 001-170 to confirm its authenticity and available in both Ballpoint and Fountain pen.
Classic® Century ® 170th Anniversary Gift Set
The Classic Century 170th Anniversary gift set commemorates both the 70th anniversary of the Century pen, and Cross' 170th anniversary. These classic precious metal pens come with a genuine vintage leather pen pouch to protect the purchase of this luxurious writing instrument. Packaged in a custom outer sleeve and accompanied with a commemorative romance card, this gift set pays true homage to the anniversary of this Cross icon.
Peerless Fonderie 47 Collector's Edition
This very special Cross Collectible Rolling Ball Pen is part of a series of writing instruments made in collaboration with Fonderie 47 to support the vision of an Africa free from assault rifles. Each pen features black PVD plating with 23KT gold-plated appointments, a disk of blackened steel from a melted-down AK47 gun embedded in its cap and the unique serial number of the gun that was destroyed to create the writing instrument. The purchase of this pen will enable the destruction of one more assault rifle in Africa.
Townsend Zodiac Year of the Rooster
Cross is thrilled to introduce the sixth pen in the Chinese Zodiac Series. Now featured on the iconic Townsend silhouette, this beautiful instrument features an elegantly engraved Rooster pattern in 23 karat gold plate and is the first ever Zodiac pen to feature a radiant Swarovski® crystal in the conical top. This special edition pen is packaged in a luxury gift box with custom pen presentation stand, romance card, and decorated outer box sleeve.
Calais New Rollerball and Fountain Pen Technologies
Introducing an update to the popular Calais collection, the addition of rollerball and fountain pen technologies makes this the ideal corporate gift. The beautiful stainless steel fountain pen features the new brand identity, significantly elevating the collection. The perfect silhouette for corporate decoration, this classic streamline silhouette sells at an extremely competitive price point.
The Cross Fall and Holiday 2016 launches will range in price from $35 – $10,000 and are available for purchase at select retailers and on www.Cross.com.
The story of the CROSS brand begins in 1846 when artisan Richard Cross, in partnership with his son Alonzo Townsend Cross, revolutionized fine writing instruments. Their early mark of entrepreneurial excellence included tools refined through more than 100 patents and accented by the spoils of the California gold rush. Still positioned to set the bar for what it means to symbolize achievement, human potential and usable luxury, CROSS seeks to provide those possessing extraordinary vision and a strong entrepreneurial spirit with the tools needed to make their mark.
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