Collection: Montegrappa F1 Speed Podium Black Fountain Pen
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Montegrappa’s F1® SPEED Podium Black is a luxury, hand-crafted, limited-edition writing collection designed and manufactured by Montegrappa in collaboration with the owners of the FIA.
Using high-gloss black lacquer and yellow gold plating, PODIUM BLACK is the second color variant in Montegrappa’s F1® SPEED collection, released for the 2022 FIA Formula One World Championship season.
F1® SPEED uses advanced engineering, materials and design to recall hallmark elements of Formula 1® racing. Carbon fiber is used to create a grip section with unrivaled strength and weight. Carbon fiber is also used in the construction of the cap.
Additional hardware is milled and cast from brass and protected with thick, precious- metal plating. Numerically controlled machining is also used to shape a unique 3D-modeled step that creates a smooth transition from barrel to grip section, leading to enhanced comfort and confident handling.
Adapting external design codes to the shape and functional demands of high-performance writing instruments requires special expertise and extensive prototyping. Design and development work for F1® SPEED spanned a period of 18 months.
Other materials provide playful enhancements that double down on the silhouette’s celebration of speed. A sterling-silver wheel hub features a brass finial that replicates Formula 1® racing slicks. At the opposite end, car exhaust systems inspire a serial number housing realized in scorched stainless steel.
Available in rollerball and fountain pen modes, F1® SPEED balances the dynamics of Formula 1® design with the ergonomics of fine writing. Fountain pens are cartridge or converter filled. They are fitted with a handmade 18K gold custom nib, available in point sizes from Extra-Fine to Broad.
All variants of F1® SPEED are issued in limited editions of 372 numbered pieces, honoring the top speed ever recorded in a FIA Formula One World Championship race: 372.6 km/h by Juan Pablo Montoya in 2004 at the world-famous Monza racing circuit in Italy.