When you think Baselworld you don’t necessarily think pens which is understandable given that Baselworld is marketed as the world’s largest watch fair.
With the latest sci-fi instalment of George Lucas’ epic saga behind us, the fans of Star Wars have been spoiled with a whole raft of toys and gadgets inspired by the movie. In the pen world, S.T. Dupont was tapped to transform the legendary X-Wing and Tie Fighters into fine writing instruments, a tall order to say the least. So, how did they do? Read on to find out.
I think it’s pretty fair to say that Richard Mille surprised everyone this year at SIHH by unveiling the RMS05 Pen next to his RM 50-02 ACJ Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph and RM 67-01 Automatic Ultra Flat. Even more surprising – and interesting – however is the fact that this pen was presented as part of the core collection and not as an ‘add-on’ to the watch collection.
With a politically charged, 88th Academy Awards behind us, we can’t help but wonder what would it be like to have an Oscar ceremony for pens? I know, it sounds a little strange but we just really love pens. Come on, aren’t you even just a little bit curious to know who winners would be and why? Thought so. Well, read on to find out.
How many times have you looked at a watch – or any other product for that matter- and said to yourself ‘I would’ve done it differently’? For me the ability to have that type of insight is what being a true aficionado is all about. Not just knowing a brand or its products but actually trying to really understand and appreciate the aesthetic and technical elements of its product’s design. Why did they do it this way? Why do I think it would look/work better that way?
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