Using its modern classic, the Fortuna, as the base for an all-new model, Italy’s most revered manufacturer of writing instruments, Montegrappa, has released its second “mule”. Following the copper-clad Mule, launched last year and named after the famous cocktail, is the Silver Mule, an icy-cool, sleek alternative to the fiery warmth of its predecessor.
Entirely silver-plated, the Silver Mule offers a uniquely tactile experience, as its complete surface area – cap, body and the trim – has been vertically brushed and thus afforded a whiff of antiquity. This complements the clean, minimalist form, which recalls spacecraft of 1950s science fiction book covers and dream architecture of the 1930s. This marriage of modern and retro endows the Silver Mule with unisex appeal, a blissful combination of both feminine and masculine qualities.
To serve the widest audience, the Silver Mule will be offered in all three writing forms: fountain pen, rollerball and ballpoint. Also ensuring a perfect match with an individual’s writing preferences, the fountain pen’s nib will be available in the three standard grades of Fine, Medium and Bold. It is made of stainless steel, and carries the Montegrappa octagonal filigree decoration.