Within a stone’s throw of the Montegrappa works – home of the oldest pen manufacture in Italy – is the heart of another industry. Grappa is the local tipple, and it has never been more popular, finding new friends in bars and saloons from Mumbai to Manhattan to Macau. Following the success of the spectacular limited edition Grappa pen in hammered copper, Montegrappa again honours the locals’ favourite beverage with a pen inspired by both the drink and the equipment that distils it. […]

By | April 28th, 2016|

Backes & Strauss Princess Elizabeth – A Celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Princess Elizabeth is the first of two very unique pieces that Backes & Strauss has crafted in 2016 to celebrate the 90 th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. […]

By | March 10th, 2016|

Backes & Strauss – The Berkeley Emperor Brilliant Tourbillon

The Berkeley Emperor Brilliant Tourbillon is the first Backes & Strauss wristwatch crafted with a special bespoke hand-winding skeleton tourbillon movement. […]

By | February 15th, 2016|

“Montegrappa Italian Pride” Fortuna Tricolore – a pen of luck, wisdom and valour!

Fortuna was the Goddess of Fortune, the personification of luck according to the ancient Romans. Fortuna’s identity as the embodiment of chance events was closely tied to virtus, or strength of character, including wisdom, valour and courage. At Montegrappa, we believe that luck is indubitably linked to virtue. […]

By | February 13th, 2016|

Jaquet Droz celebrates the Chinese new year with exceptional models

As the Chinese calendar turns to the New Year under the sign of the Fire Monkey, Jaquet Droz introduces four models to celebrate the historic ties between China and the brand known by its twin stars. Monkey is ubiquitous in Chinese culture and astrology, symbolizing intelligence and long life. Jaquet Droz was among the first to discover the Middle Kingdom in the 18th century and was allowed to present his creations to courtiers in the very heart of the Forbidden City. […]

By | January 2nd, 2016|

Montegrappa. The Armenian EREBOUNI collection – “Rebirth Towards Eternity”

Montegrappa in collaboration with The Armenian Football Association, hosted an afternoon dedicated to the children of various charities of Armenia in the presence of Henrikh Mkhitaryan the Armenian footballing hero who plays as a midfielder for the German club Borussia Dortmund and the Armenia National Team. […]

By | November 25th, 2015|

FOOTBALL !!! Montegrappa signs license agreement with UEFA Champions League

To celebrate 60 years from the first UEFA European Champions Club Cup fixture in 1955/56, Montegrappa is proud to present an exclusive limited edition writing instruments collection, numbering in total 60 600 Sterling Silver and 18k solid Gold pens. Everywhere you look, you see and sense the spirit of the “Beautiful Game,” from the top cap to the barrel tip. A masculine pen by its very nature, this writing instrument will proudly sit in any football fan’s pocket.The pen is Entirely made ??in precious Sterling Silver or 18k solid gold, embellished by the UEFA Champions League sober blue resin in the details. The signature clip shares the profile of the Cup’s handle, the football trophy Links: Represented by the pen’s cap top gloriously ending with the UEFA Champions League Starball, gold plated inside just like the true Cup. Peculiarly, the writing instrument’s barrel end is longer than usual , adorned by a double resin blue line to Represent the sportsmen’s socks. Both the cap and the barrel of the writing instrument for the virtuous strike low-relief torchon motif in precious metal, Declaring name and year of each and every champion of the competition since 1955. […]

By | October 12th, 2015|

MONTEGRAPPA – Viva la Grappa!

New Entry in the Montegrappa Cult Collection Honours to Local Specialty. Joining Montegrappa’s Cult Collection, the Grappa Pen was inspired by the renowned distillate ” grappa “- an Italian specialty that nowadays has devotees all over the world. […]

By | September 17th, 2015|

Hublot is the official licensed watch partner for the UEFA Champions League

Nyon, 17 August 2015 – Hublot, alongside UEFA today announced that after UEFA EURO 2012™ it is the “Official Licensed Watch” for the UEFA Champions League™ for the next three years. This new collaboration with the best of the best club football competition represents the accomplishment of the company’s sporting strategy regarding football. […]

By | August 25th, 2015|


British Singer Robbie Williams inaugurated Chopard new boutique in Porto Cervo (Sardinia, Italy) on the occasion of a ribbon cutting along with Chopard Co-President and Artistic Director Caroline Scheufele. […]

By | August 14th, 2015|

SIWP – Swiss Independent Watchmaking Pavilion – Hong-Kong September 2015

By – Jonathan Kopp: In September 2015 Hong-Kong is hosting the first edition of SIWP exhibition to promote independent watchmaking brands based in Switzerland in order to present “a different face of watchmaking” from the one displayed by the industry’s giants. During this prestigious event, 8 independent luxury watch brands from Switzerland will present their creations to the specialist press, retailers and distributors from all over the world, but also to all visitors of the most important trade fair in Hong Kong – The HKTDC. […]

By | August 10th, 2015|

Montegrappa – Desire – Italian for “Desire”

Embarking on a journey to touch the soul of the writer, Montegrappa – Italy’s oldest and most respected manufacturer of fine writing instruments – has Identified three of the most important human conditions That feeds the poet, the songwriter, the beautiful-Lettrist, the lover.Emotion, Desire and Passion in the form of pen triumvirate families That express our thoughts and most powerful feelings. Desire Represents deeply-felt desire, the longing a man or a woman has for the target or Their ardor. […]

By | August 1st, 2015|


July 22, 2015 (New York, NY) – Hublot and Paris Saint-Germain, the world-renowned French Football Club, debuted the Official Watch of Paris Saint-Germain, Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Paris Saint-Germain, in celebration of the team’s North America summer tour. Hot on the heels of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™, where Hublot served as the Official Timekeeper, this partnership and timepiece are another example of Hublot’s love for global “football” and ongoing support of the “Hublot Loves Football” campaign launched during FIFA World Cup Brazil™ last summer. […]

By | July 31st, 2015|

Pilo & Co Genève – Opening of second store in Geneva

By Jonathan Kopp: Ever keen to make the customer the focus of its actions, the Geneva watchmaking workshop, Pilo & Co, is pleased to announce the opening of its second store in the heart of the watchmaking capital – Geneva. […]

By | July 21st, 2015|

The Library of Jean-Claude SABRIER at F.P.JOURNE

F.P.Journe: Jean Claude Sabrier, horological expert and distinguished historian, was one of the great names in Horology. When his horological library was offered at auction on 15 June in Paris, the Manufacture F.P.Journe acquired all 273 lots, (almost a thousand books) for the sum of 760 000 CHF. A 40-Year Friendship Jean-Claude Sabrier and François-Paul Journe first met 40 years ago in Paris; at the time they were 35 and 17 years old respectively. […]

By | July 20th, 2015|

Hublot – Athletes meet on the roof of Europe for a thrilling 100m at Jungfrau

Dario Cologna – one of the best cross-country skiers of all time – and Asafa Powell, one of the fastest athletes in the history of the discipline, took on a unique challenge. They competed over 100 metres at an altitude of 3454 metres. A flying start for Cologna on snow and a starting pistol for Powell on the track, each on a route created specially for this unique race. Cheering them on from the sidelines were Mujinga Kambundji, one of the country’s best sprinters, and her team-mates from the 4 x 100 metres, as well as top Swiss wrestler Kilian Wenger, an ambassador for the Jungfrau region. […]

By | July 13th, 2015|

Montegrappa – Bugatti pur sang duotone.

“Bugatti” – for many automobile enthusiasts, it is the most evocative name in the history of the motorcar. With decades of greatness on both road and track, throughout the 1920s and 1930s, and revived to its pre-eminence with the records-shattering Veyron in the 21st Century, it is a legend that spans generations, always aspirational, adventurous and innovative. Montegrappa, Northern Italian like Bugatti’s founder Ettore, is delighted to announce a range of writing instruments redolent of this stellar marque. […]

By | July 4th, 2015|

Montegrappa – Calligraphy the Soul of Writing

There is writing. And then there is calligraphy. Calligraphy is to writing what marquetry is to carpentry. It is the act of applying a second level to the communication which writing accomplishes, for – regardless of form or font – a word on the page or manuscript has a specific meaning. Calligraphy enhances the actual letters which form a word by adding a visual element that both complements and reinforces the message. When written calligraphically, letters and words transcend their basic forms and become precious items. […]

By | June 23rd, 2015|

Franck Muller – The Master Banker Index Map

Franck Muller: Drawing its inspiration from the businessman of Wall Street, the Master Banker offers 3 different time zones, all adjustable with the same crown. […]

By | June 18th, 2015|

2nd round of the HUBLOT DESIGN PRIZE

After the launch of the Hublot Design Prize was announced in Paris in April, to mark the tenth anniversary of the iconic Big Bang, the panel of judges, comprising world-renowned experts, has met once again. […]

By | June 5th, 2015|