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The Visconti Divina Elegance Black oversized fountain pen is perhaps one of the most imposing of the Divina family - it is a big pen, with a weight and heft in the hand that gives the certain impression of an imposing writing instrument. Add to that its length when posted, and this pen is an impressive thing to hold.
As with all the Divina family, this fountain pen is based around the Golden Number, or Divine Fraction (hence Divina); this was initially a ratio (equal to 1.618) between the sides of a rectangle, but can be applied to the two parts of a whole. Mathematicians have been fascinated by this ratio for around 2,500 years, and architects since the Ancient Greeks have known that buildings and rooms that encompass the Golden Number look and feel "right". Visconti's pen designers have now also started using this number, as the cap and barrel of this pen are in the ratio 1-to-1.618. And, as with architecture, it does look and feel "right", especially in this elegant black resin.
The Divine Fraction also plays a part in the shaping of the five spirals of pearlescent resin that pick out the countours of the pen, which have a shape that could have been born in nature. The appointments of the Visconti Divina Elegance Black oversized fountain pen are in polished silver, which stands out beautifully against the body colours.
It is said that Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli both used the theory in several of their paintings which of course went on to become masterpieces. It seems that Visconti were not wrong in applying it to the Divina pen which can also only be described as a masterpiece of sheer beauty. This elegance of this luxury fountain pen is surely indicative that it was made in Italy, and the Ponte Vecchio-style spring clip is unique to Visconti, whose name it bears. As with all Visconti fountain pens, it has the replaceable cap finial under the "My Pen" system.
The Visconti Divina Black oversized fountain pen uses the Visconti pull-and-twist filling system, and is produced with the 23kt Palladium "Dreamtouch" nib that is available in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, and 1.3 Stub.
Note that the extra-fine and stub nibs come at an extra cost; please contact us before ordering the extra-fine or extra-broad nibs to check on availability.
The process of filling this pen is similar to that shown in this video, though the pull-and-twist filler is more self-evident in the Visconti Divina Elegance Black fountain pen:
Visconti Divina Elegance Black Oversized Fountain Pen - Dimensions:
Length (pen only): 138mm
Length (closed): 152mm
Length (posted): 175mm
Diameter (barrel): 14mm
Diameter (section): 11.5mm
Weight (complete): 41g
Weight (pen): 25g
Weight (cap): 16g
Ink: Bottled ink - Visconti "pull-and-twist" filler - 1.1ml capacity