The Astrograph is a magnificent rocket pen, created by MB&F and Caran d’Ache, that was born from their dreams of space travel and science fiction. The limited edition rhodium-plated fountain and roller pens are available to purchase from select retailers around the world.
Projecting his dreams of conquering space onto a writing instrument was the original idea of MB&F founder Maximilian Büsser. The creative and technical forces within Caran d’Ache enthusiastically embraced this new adventure, both thrilling and complex.
The result is the Astrograph writing instrument: an artistic union that took root among the common values held dear by both partners: creativity, respect for tradition, impeccable quality and Swiss Made. The slim, curved body of Astrograph is immediately reminiscent of the outline of a space rocket and contains a total of 99 components, comprising a multitude of innovative features: a “detent” system of vertical stabilisation, launch-pad box, magnetic figurine… It takes more than 500 manual operations to produce each instrument, quite simply the most complex writing instrument ever made in the Caran d’Ache workshops. (read more)
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