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Visconti Speakeasy


Visconti Speakeasy

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Visconti has always been aknowledged as the most innovative brand in the fountain pen field. Someone even defined us "daring", and in this case those adjectives are particularly fitting! With the Speakeasy fountain pen we didn't just want to create something new, we wanted to amaze, to astonish and do something that had never been done before. But let's start from the beginning: during the roaring 20's and 30's, United States witnessed a major social upheaval and change: prohibition policies were the cause of an important domestic clash. "Speakeasies" was the definition representing those night club working on the edge of legality by selling alcoholic dreams in spite of the law.
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Speakeasies represented a strong yearning for freedom, the pleasure embodied. They also symbolized a cultural struggle, in the midst of the Belle Epoque, against sanctimony and conservatism. Inevitably, those who endorsed Free Will in all its forms, inevitably won and our society is definitely held up by principles of Freedom, Choice and Individual Decision. And today, this pen is one of our tribute to such principles, as we think that one should always be free to decide; free will might be considered a dangerous tool, but in the end it's the only mean to achieve progress, whose path is made of achievement as much as mistakes.
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Talking of the pen, its body issues a sanitised container that holds a shot of its owner's favourite liquor. The pen's section sports a rotating mechanism which lets the user rotate a window showing the liquor's presence and level. There's no need to say that something like this has never been done before by anyone else. Visconti is the first producer that wants you to have a 360 degrees experience with its writing instruments: with our pen "Extase d'Oud" issued a small container of scented wood, and now this... We introduced sense of smell and taste into writing tools!
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The Speakeasy is a limited edition fountain pen that counts only 1000 pieces. It's made in a very peculiar polychromatic celluloid, which makes also a very precious item out of this writing tool. Nib is our patended Dreamtouch 23kt Palladium Nib, for a pleasant and reliable writing experience. The pen comes in a luxury wooden box that also contains a complementary Visconti hip flask.
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