Mention the name Montegrappa and most people around the world will automatically think of super-luxury pens.
This is understandable as for over 100 years, the Italian company has been producing some of the finest writing implements ever seen. Pens that have been owned by world leaders, royalty and legends. However, the company offers much more than exquisite pens and this is evident by their new range of leather goods.
The new range has been designed to complement the brands youthful NeroUno Lifestyle Collection of watches, cufflinks and pens. To create the new leather collection, Montegrappa has turned their attention from celluloid and precious metals to one of Italy’s most respected crafts – that of working with fine leathers. The result is a comprehensive range of pocket-sized leather goods.
As an extension of NeroUno, each item in the leather accessory range is identified by a metal emblem, octagonal in shape and mounted with a faceted black crystal. This recalls the top of the NeroUno pen, as well as the crown of the NeroUno watch, a visual motif to symbolise the NeroUno milieu. For those who cherish their NeroUno pens, watches and cufflinks, the same design spirit imbues a selection of wallets and billfolds, a passport holder, business card and credit card holders, a credit card holder with capacity for a pen, a holder for protecting a single pen and key rings. The NeroUno leather accessories are offered in both glossy black leather and in black crocodile pattern leather.
Recognised universally for shoes, bags and belts, made from the finest hides and skins with construction and attention to detail second to none, the Italian tradition for the manufacture of leather goods is almost without peer. Italian proficiency in crafting such items informs everything from shape to functionality, the colour of the hide to the surface texture – even the aroma is an evocative element of the experience. Delighting all the senses, the overall statement of NeroUno is a hint of mystery, a touch of the enigmatic. Black is the colour of NeroUno, and black leather is the form of expression it takes.