Oscillating weight balances the pen beautifully while you write with it
The Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, Peter Andre’s recording contract – all documents of immense importance. And yet they were all signed with pens that didn’t really match the occasion. Probably. So next time you write something important (list of football clubs to buy, Ferrari dealership’s number), make sure you do it with the Caran D’Ache 1010 Diamonds.
Billed as the world’s most expensive pen, this jaw-droppingly OTT writing instrument will set you back a cool €1,000,000 – but what’s a whopping great pile of money amongst pens? Pull this baby out on your yacht and colleagues won’t know whether to gawp in awe or grab it and scarper.
Conceived as a tribute to the precision timepiece, one of Switzerland’s finest exports, the limited edition Caran D’Ache is crafted in white gold with more than 850 exceptionally pure diamonds, in three styles of cut, totalling approximately 24.61 carats. Even the delicately engraved nib is hand made in rhodium plated 18-carat gold, while the cap and exterior cage are inspired by various wristwatch parts.
872 diamonds totalling 24.61 carats! This pen is for writing big money cheques.
All the diamonds are set by hand
By uniting the expertise of leading jewellers, goldsmiths and master craftsmen of Caran d’Ache, the Geneva Maison de Haute Ecriture (of course we’ve heard of them), this ludicrously luxe pen is destined to increase in value and become a much sought after item – so don’t go lending it to the bloke next to you or you might not get it back. Then again if you can afford this you probably don’t sit next to anyone, do you?
Needless to say, the only downside here is the price. But if you’re into your bling and you know how to write with a fountain pen (we haven’t an inkling – boom boom) this is most definitely the pen for you. Every Premiership club, oligarch, world leader and Liberace fan should have one. Write on!
Ethically sourced diamonds of controlled origin, not involved in financing armed conflict, fully compliant with UN resolutions
The 1010 Diamonds Pen totals 24.61 carats
Nib: Handmade, 18-carat gold, rhodium-plated, delicately engraved with the gear wheel design of the 1010 Limited Editions Pen Collection. Made and polished by hand
Ring: 88 baguette-cut white diamonds (2.28 carats) and 8 baguette-cut black diamonds (0.21 carats). Alternating black and white stones suggest the quarter hours on a watch dial
Cap: Set with 26 lines of 22 diamonds each, a total of 572 baguette-cut stones of which 286 are inversed (17.6 carats). 44 different sizes of diamonds, each adjusted by hand and set with delicate hammering
Clip: In the form of a watch hand, set with a brilliant-cut diamond (0.18 carats)
Body: Interior and exterior Cages in whitegold, inspired by the bridges that support a watch gear train, set with 170 emerald-cut diamonds (4.06 carats) and enhanced by the CdA and Swiss Made monograms set with 12 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.22 carats)
Oscillating Weight: Set with 20 brilliant-cut diamonds, 57 facets (0.06 carats)
In Feed: Piston pump in white gold set with a brilliant-cut diamond (0.03 carats)