Following the recently released Eye of Sauron: Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings: Doom introduces new materials, new finishes and a sinister mood to the familiar form of our debut Limited Edition model. The release of this reconfigured design rides on resurgent interest in the Tolkien universe in anticipation of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, premiering worldwide on Prime from 2 September 2022.
Made in sterling silver only, the collection comprises 137 fountain pens and rollerballs respectively: a reference to the 1.37km (4,500ft) height of Mount Doom. Besides the narrower edition scope, key differences from the original design are the addition of a fiery Montegrappite core, as well as ruthenium and yellow-gold plating on all-silver componentry. The result is richer in colour and demonic intent, channelling the menace of Mount Doom – the location where the Ruling Ring was both created and destroyed.
As before, dominant artisanal techniques are lost wax casting and enamel painting (on the resin eye), and the design includes a full-scale gold-plated One Ring and green cubic zirconia. The fountain pen features a 6mm 18K gold nib (EF, F, M, B, BB. Stub 1.1) customised with the monogram of J.R.R. Tolkien. A bottle of black ink is supplied. Custom packaging features some stylistic modifications from the earlier edition, including a new booklet and certificate in a lacquered wooden case.