As an official licensee to Ettore Bugatti, Italian writing instrument specialists Montegrappa present the new limited edition Bugatti Chiron Collection. The series, like the new Bugatti super sports car it represents, is named after racing legend Louis Chiron, who was a racing driver who won virtually all the major grands prix for the brand in the 1920s and 1930s, including the 1931 Monaco Grand Prix in a Bugatti Type 51.
His name is more closely connected with the history of Bugatti than any other racing driver. Chiron retired after 35 years in racing, following his career as a driver with an executive role with the organizers of the Monaco Grand Prix. He was honored with a statue on the Grand Prix course and the Swimming Pool corner was renamed after him.
Designed by Gabor Megyeri, the Chiron writing instruments feature carbon fiber barrels, and anodized aluminum cap and barrel ends. These are decorated with dynamic quilting engraving, reminiscent of Bugatti upholstery, while the cap top is enriched with red lacquer line. The screws are inspired by the original monocoque titanium mounting screws, while the surfaces – matte and shiny – correspond to Bugatti practice. Palladium details also enhance the structure. Ettore Bugatti’s elegant signature surrounds the pocket clip mount. The barrel end terminates with the world-famous red Bugatti oval logo.
The Chiron collection is a technical triumph, too. The pen functions in its own unique way, with a fresh method for opening it to expose the nib. Instead of screwing out the cap from the barrel, the user turns the outer end of the cap and the pen barrel is freed. The signature clip, shaped to recall the car’s console, also works as a tie-clip.
Fitted with an 18k Gold nib bearing the Bugatti oval badge, the Chiron fountain pen is offered in three writing grades of fine, medium and broad. The collection will feature fountain and rollerball pens only. Collectors, please take note: the Bugatti Chiron writing instruments are limited to 250 examples of each model.
The pen retails at €3,500.00. The Bugatti Chiron itself has 1,500hp and retails at US$2.6 million