Penmanship is an art, and unfortunately, it is slowly being superseded by button pressing and key tapping. However, companies such as Caran d’Ache is giving people a reason to fight back against the onslaught of electronic technology. Their latest offering, the Léman Slim Lights collection, is so beautiful it makes writing by hand an honour.
When it comes to writing, most people today, by default, will say that writing using electronic technology is quicker and more convenient. It is hard to deny that modern technology makes things faster. However, the one area where penmanship wins is it shows you’ve made an effort.
Even today, when I receive a handwritten note, I will always take the time to read it, whilst printed messages barely get more than a casual glance. An obvious example of this is when we sell something via a site such as eBay. I always take a few moments to enclose a handwritten note of thanks, and it without fail results in a message of appreciation.
As I’ve mentioned, I believe that writing with one’s hand is an art; it is an opportunity for people to think and consider the words as one mistake could result in a scribble or strikethrough on your neatly written message. To me, writing with one’s hand conveys far more emotion and this does not only show in the words used but also in the way they are formed on the paper.
Companies such as Caran d’Ache are helping to keep this art alive. Their latest offering, the Léman Slim Lights collection, which you can see from the images is rather stunning, is the only excuse you’ll need to convey your messages in a more beautiful and sincere way.
About the Caran d’Ache Léman Slim Lights collection
For the first time, Caran d’Ache places the art of engraving on the centre stage to create an enhanced slim-lined Léman writing instrument. Léman Slim Lights is adorned with a baguette diamond Guillochage, reminiscent of a dazzling jewel in all its glory.
This collection glitters as it plays with light to create infinite reflections with an exceptional design with a cascading body. Léman Slim Lights is a subtle blend of precious materials that are magnified by the traditional Guillochage technique, still upheld by Caran d’Ache today.
The Léman Slim Lights collection is brought to life by Caran d’Ache’s expert craftspeople, with a process similar to that of the leading jewellery houses. The polishing reveals the rhodium-coated silver of the instrument’s body, so its attributes shine in the best light, while the countless engraved prisms lend the appearance of a diamond.
A delicately lacquered white button is the perfect finishing touch to this finely crafted masterpiece. Caran d’Ache carries out this meticulous technique from start to finish in the Geneva-based workshop.
Léman Slim Lights seamlessly joins Caran d’Ache’s signature Léman collection, which has paid homage to the beautiful hues of Lake Geneva for over 20 years. The intensity of the seasons, the glittering waves and the magic of lakeside nights are reinterpreted in these truly essential writing instruments.
With its streamlined body, the exceptionally light Léman Slim instruments offer easy handling and optimum writing comfort, complete with a touch of timeless elegance.
Leman Slim Lights Technical specifications:
- Rhodium and silver-coated body
- Baguette-cut diamond milling cutter deep engraving
- Caran d’Ache logo engraved on the ring
Clip / button:
- Rhodium and silver-coated clip and button
- Cap button carrying an identification Caran d’Ache (Black lacquered hexagon)
- Nib made from rhodium-coated solid 18K gold nib
- Nib widths available: F, M, B
The Léman Slim Lights will be available as a fountain pen, roller pen or ballpoint pen to purchase from Harrods at the end of April 2021.