Diplomat Aero Mechanical Pencil
The Diplomat Aero mechanical pencil is a celebration of the anniversary of the first flight of Graf von Zeppelin’s LZ1 airship in 1900. It is “airship-shaped”, tapering out from either end to a bulbous centre that places the centre of gravity where it is most comfortable. As part of the aeronautical design, the pen has longitudinal grooves that mimic an airship design but also serve to reduce the weight of the pen and improve the grip.
The Diplomat Aero mechanical pencil is made entirely of anodised aluminium, giving it a high degree of shock-proofing – though obviously not indestructible, the Aero family are very durable. As with other members of this family, the Diplomat Aero mechanical pencil comes in five variants, four in anodised aluminium in various colours and, most recently, the “Factory Finish” version that is in what Diplomat call “raw” shiny aluminium.
The clip, finial and tip surrounds of the Diplomat Aero mechanical pencil are in a complimentary colour, with white silver for the brown and matt silver versions, and black for the others. The Diplomat name and “Made in Germany” are reproduced around the waist band of the pen in a modernistic typeface that well suits the design, and Diplomat’s eight-lobed logo appears on the finial, looking enchantingly like a propellor for the airship.
The Diplomat Aero is a twist-action mechanical pencil, with a decisively firm movement. Write Here can supply authentic Diplomat 0.7mm pencil leads for it.
Write Here are pleased to be able to offer the Diplomat Aero mechanical pencil for sale online, or in person from our UK shop in Shrewsbury.
Specification: Diplomat Aero Mechanical Pencil
Length (retracted): 139mm
Diameter (mid-section): 15mm Diameter (grip): 11mm