For its 100th anniversary, the Maison Caran d’Ache pays homage to its homeland, Switzerland, through the limited edition “Spirit of Switzerland” writing instruments. This symbolic creation features 14 figurative representations that are emblematic of Swiss identity.
A country with a great cultural heritage, Switzerland’s fame extends far and wide through its iconic landscapes, idyllic landscapes and humanist spirit. Protective of its arts and craftsmanship, it is the cradle of exceptional skills, such as its dairy, wine and watchmaking tradition. Alongside its rites and ancestral customs, the country has always cultivated a great love of nature, of the mountains and of Alpine life.
The art of figurative sculpture
The “Spirit of Switzerland” fountain pen and roller ball pens represent a highly symbolic collection, sculpted in solid silver. Finely carved figures in relief are positioned on a matt black lacquer background, illustrating emblematic Swiss areas. The contrast of the materials and the softened cut-outs allows each one of the 14 symbols to stand out clearly. A quartz rutile cabochon – a veritable mountain jewel – adorns the tip of the cap with its shimmering reflections and elegant inclusions.
Spirit of Switzerland
100 fountain pens
100 roller pens
In tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Maison Caran d’Ache
– Body: matt black laquer, 800 solid silver sculptures
– 800 solid silver fittings
– Cap with rutile quartz cabochon
– Rhodium-coated 18-carat gold nib