Stratos: The Big U-Boat Without the Bulk and Weight!

“Freedom in Creation” has always been Italo Fontana’s motto since the early steps in the watch industry. As he often states in interviews: “I like the identity and originality of my creations, I do not have an obligation to create the same things that I have always designed, or to continue to do oversized timepieces. When an

THE NAZIONALE HAS RETURNED WITH ITS ORIGINAL 1930S STYLE

Finally Montegrappa produced a pen with a flexible nib, the Nazionale. “Nazionale” is a model name that was a part of the Elmo catalogue, from the late 1930s. It oozes with Art Deco attitude, its colours evoking the era with exquisite tints and shadings. Now highly collectible, the Nazionale has inspired Montegrappa to revive it

CLASSICO SOMMERSO, A PRO DIVE WATCH BY U-BOAT

Following his passion for diving, Italo Fontana designed many watches ready to withstand the rigorous demands of professional diving and offering a bold, clear, technical design reminiscent of high-tech instruments. Italo Fontana expands the Classico lineup with Sommerso, a watch boasting this characteristic feature of the professional diving watch.Sommerso features 45mm satin and hand finish stainless steel case and a rotating bezel with calibrated

Montegrappa Corporate Gifts

Its time to spread some love, appreciation, and, of course ink! Give a Montegrappa pen with your client’s name, your logo or even create a one of a kind special edition that’s designed with your brand colors and identity. A fine pen can make a lasting impression that your clients or employees will treasure for

Crimson Skulls

Several years ago, the Montegrappa Skull pen hit the shelves like a storm, becoming one of the best selling regular edition pens from the fine Italian manufacturer. The pen spawned a full line of accessories that rapidly disappeared as fast as the pen. Now, Montegrappa follows up with one of two new bold styles for

Genio Creative: Antonio Canova

To honour the world’s greatest artists, writers and thinkers, Montegrappa created the Genio Creativo series of pens. Each represents the achievements of an intellectual or artistic giant in a writing instrument that embodies the spirit of a specific work, as interpreted by Montegrappa’s artisans. Joining writer and philosopher Kahlil Gibran and the artist Vecellio Tiziano, known as

Green Minerali

This week we introduce the second color to the vibrant Aurora Minerali collection. This is the second of five colors in the series, as the blue was first delivered in September. There’s a total of five colors in the collection and each will be limited to 388 fountain pens. The Minerali is a Demonstrator concept, which is

Montegrappa’s Pen Of Peace Speaks Volumes

What a fitting time in history to focus on the concept of world peace. And that’s exactly what Montegrappa did with its new Pen of Peace limited edition, whose creation was itself a harmonious intention of diverse people with a common goal. [Click here to continue reading]

Montegrappa & Jake Weidmann Make Peace

A collaboration between Italian penmaker Montegrappa and Jake Weidmann, a highly accomplished American Master Penman and artist, was a natural. Both are passionate about handwriting, exceptional craftsmanship, aesthetics, and community engagement. When Montegrappa tapped Weidmann to create the calligraphic artwork for a pen dedicated to peace, he enthusiastically embraced the challenge. The Pen of Peace

Paul Picot Exhibits at VICENZAORO

     Last week, Paul Picot  exhibited at the prestigious VICENZAORO, the world’s most important Jewelry fair outside Baselworld. This year the show expands their presence for watches with and exclusive area called NOW, which stands for “Not Only Watches.” VICENZAORO is attended by a mostly European clientele, but also includes visitors from the US, South

Famous Sculptor Antonio Canova and his famous George Washington…

The famous Italian sculptor, Antonio Canova was commissioned to sculpt a statue of George Washington for the State Capitol.  The Canova statue, with Washington wearing a Roman toga and portrayed as a military hero from ancient times, is the centerpiece of the Capitol lobby. Some had asked Nathaniel Macon to recommend a sculptor, but the

Bryan and Ryan Take on Bassano!

Team Kenro, including Bryan Hulser and Ryan Sirignano, traveled to Italy for the Montegrappa sales meeting and an experience that only Bassano could provide. Unfortunately, we are not at liberty to share the amazing introductions planned for 2018, but we invite you to see some of the photos taken from their time at the factory,

One Day in Tuscany!

September was a big month for the Kenro Team. Their trip to Tuscany, home to U-Boat, wasn’t all fun and games. In between the drag races, hot air balloon rides, and authentic Italian meals, a lot was discussed about how the brand will continue to innovate its line of watches and expand their other line

Pen Review: Aurora 88 Minerali In Azurite

One of the more interesting trends emerging over the past year has been the way in which Aurora has emerged to fill the void left in the Italian pen world by the demise of Omas, the suspected impending demise of Delta, and the leadership turnover at Visconti. 2017 saw Aurora launch a very well-regarded series