Faber-Castell unveils Jade “Pen of the Year 2011”
May 12, 2011 – Luxury goods emporium William & Son, located in the elegant Mayfair district of London, have announced the arrival of the latest addition to the Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year family.
The Pen of the Year 2011 is created from eight segments of Russian Jade symbolising the eight generations of the Faber-Castell family, all of which have made their mark on the company to date.
Faber-Castell, a German manufacturer of writing instruments, started its “Pen of the Year” in 2002 and in each year has used a different type of rare and exquisite material, including mammoth ivory, 200-year-old olive tree wood, Indian satin wood and horsehair.
The Pen of the Year 2011 is limited to 1,761 pieces, in reference to the year in which the business was founded.
Available in-store now.
Technical Details of Pen of the Year 2011
Cap platinum-plated with solid spring-loaded clip
End piece platinum-plated
Nib 18-carat bicolour gold;
Widths: F (fine), M (medium), B (broad)
Filling mechanism plunger
Weight 80 grams approx.
Overall length 137mm
Numbering Each pen bears an individual sequence number on the small metal plate under the end cap.
Production Limited to 1,761 pieces