LOS ANGELES, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Montegrappa, Italy's most revered manufacturer of fine writing instruments, today announced the pen inspired and designed by company brand ambassador and movie icon, Sylvester Stallone, will make its debut this week from March 24 to March 31 during Baselworld, the world's largest and most important event in the watch and jewelry sector which is held annually in Basel, Switzerland.
Stallone used his blockbuster film, The Expendables, as inspiration for the theme and design of his signature pen; aptly titled "Chaos." Working with Montegrappa's artisans, Stallone turned to classical art to help express his representation of chaos. To ensure that the use of the language was cultivated and not misused, they turned to the work of 16th century artists including Battista Franco, Albrecht Durer, Hans Sebald Beham and Antonio Pollaiolo to forge the image of Chaos and of death, entwined inexorably and eternally.
Sylvester Stallone's "Chaos" pen will be fashioned from precious materials and produced in limited numbers. The body of the pen is made of black pearlised celluloid with overlays in sterling silver or solid 18K gold. Overlays are finished by hand by Montegrappa's skilled craftsmen and feature an antiqued finish with accents in translucent enamel. The design is characterized by the juxtaposition of life and death; the former represented by the early forms of life on Earth: reptiles (such as snakes and lizards), the latter by the skull. And though it is not as mighty as the pen itself, the ultimate defining detail, bearing both a fist and a skull, is the pen's clip in the form of a sword.
The "Chaos" pen is the first from the "Cult" collection and is available as a limited edition of 1,000 fountain pens and 912 roller balls in sterling silver which represents Montegrappa's 1912 date of establishment. Additionally, 100 fountain pens and 100 roller balls in solid 18K gold and 10 fountain pens and 10 roller balls in solid 18K gold with precious stones will be available for enthusiasts of both the screen legend and Montegrappa.
For more information about Montegrappa and to preview the company's new luxury offerings, please contact Amanda Bialek at firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 854-8151. Attendees to Baselworld may also visit the Montegrappa booth located in Hall 4.1 (Hall of Inspirations), Booth #A19.
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Since 1912, Montegrappa has been manufacturing high-quality writing instruments in the same historic building in Bassano del Grappa, North East Italy. Please visit www.montegrappa.com to learn more about Montegrappa's hand-crafted fine pens and authorized U.S. retailer locations.