Astrograph

Conquering new territory

The Maison Caran d’Ache and the horological laboratory MB&F, have combined their expertise for a unique creative odyssey: the Astrograph writing instrument.

Bound by a shared creative passion for mechanical excellence, the Maison Caran d’Ache and the youthful watch Maison MB&F have combined their expertise in developing the exceptional Astrograph writing instrument. This new creation pays tribute to the exploratory genius and childhood dreams that spark technical feats.

Conquering new territory

Propelling one’s own dreams into space by means of a rocket-pen: such was the original idea dreamt up by Maximilian Büsser – a new adventure that has been enthusiastically welcomed by the creative and technical teams at Maison Caran d’Ache. With the Astrograph, Caran d’Ache and MB&F have developed an instrument featuring complex architecture while ensuring perfect writing comfort. Like a modern-day odyssey, the creation of this exceptional model symbolises the conquest of space through making dreams come true.

Technical description

Creating the Astrograph was an authentic technical challenge to which the Maison Caran d’Ache teams rose with aplomb. Fine-tuning the concept called for four years of gestation and fruitful exchanges, while an entire year was devoted to developing the final model. More than 500 manual operations were involved in its production in the workshops of the Geneva-based Manufacture.

Astrograph features a slim body evoking the outlines of a space vessel. The perfectly integrated design of this creation comprises 99 innovative elements.

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POINTS OF SALE caran d’ache

Switzerland

Boutique Caran d’Ache , GENeva.
Papeterie Brachard , GENeva.
Boutique Caran d’Ache , Zurich.
Landolt Arbenz , ZURICH.

Germany

Heinrich Künnemann BERLIN.

France 

Point Plume, PARIS.

united kingdom

Harrods , LONDON
Stone Marketing , london.

TURKEY

Tektas Kanyon Mall , ISTANBUL.

Qatar

Ali Bin Ali , Doha.

 

POINTS of sale MB&F

Switzerland

MB&F Mad Gallery , GEneva.
Kirchhofer , INTERLAKEN.
La Serlas , ST MORITZ.
Ambassy , LUCERNE.

FRANCE 

Chronopassion, PARIS.

ITALIa

GMT Italia Sarl, MILAN.

RUSSIa

Mercury, MOSCOW.

saudi arabia

Alfardan Jewellery , RIYADH.

QATAR

Bluesalon , DOHA.

united arab emirates

Almanara , ABU DHABI.
Seddiqi&Sons Co , DUBAI.
Mad Gallery , DUBAI.

CHINA

Elegant Jewellery Holding Ltd , HONG-KONG.
Mad Gallery , TAIPEI.

TAIWAN

Tien Wen , TAICHUNG.

USA

Westime , LOS ANGELES.
Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry , PALO ALTO.

MEXIco

Berger , MEXICO.

COSTA RICA

Hossli , SAN JOSÉ.

 

 

LIMITED EDITION

ASTROGRAPH 

LAUNCHING 2016

The three finishes

Astrograph High Gloss Rhodium

  •  Coated in rhodium, high gloss finish
  • Anthracite lacquered chequered motif
  • Writing instrument model: 99 fountain pens
  • Fountain pen’s ink system: piston pump or cartridges
  • Writing block: rhodium-coated, high gloss finish
  • Body of the fountain pen: ruthenium-coated, high gloss finish
  • M nib (other nib widths available on request)
  • 18 carats gold nib, rhodium-coated

Astrograph Sandblasted Matt RhodiuM

  • Coated in rhodium, sandblasted matt finish
  • Anthracite lacquered chequered motif
  • Writing instrument model: 99 fountain pens & 99 roller pens
  • Fountain pen’s ink system: piston pump or cartridges
  • Roller pen’s ink system: Caran d’Ache roller cartridge
  • Writing block: rhodium-coated, sandblasted matt finish
  • Roller and Fountain pen’s body: ruthenium-coated, sandblasted matt finish
  • M nib (other nib widths available on request)
  • 18 carats gold nib, rhodium-coated

Astrograph Anthracite Ruthenium

  • Coated in ruthenium, high gloss finish
  • Anthracite lacquered chequered motif
  • Writing instrument model: 99 fountain pens
  • Fountain pen’s ink system: piston pump or cartridges
  • Writing block: rhodium-coated, high gloss finish
  • Body of the fountain pen: ruthenium-coated, high gloss finish
  • M nib (other nib widths available on request)
  • 18 carats gold nib, rhodium-coated
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