Bentley has announced that pen partner Tibaldi has been won the Most Exciting Motorsport Pen at Pen World's 17th Annual Readers' Choice Awards.
Readers chose the Tibaldi for Bentley Mulsanne pen due to its inspiration from the roaring engines associated with the straight and corner at the Le Mans circuit. The Readers' Choice awards were presented in New York City.
The pens fashioned by the Italian maker for Bentley employ the proportions and patented technologies of Tibaldi, with the forms and details prescribed by the cars they honour.
Giuseppe Aquila, Tibaldi CEO, says: "The greatest challenge when developing these extraordinary pens has been the production of the wood components, which were designed to match the interior of this outstanding new car."
Inspired by the Bentley Mulsanne, Tibaldi fashioned a series of writing instruments which communicate the feel of the car in a functional hand-held sculpture. Features include knurled bands for the finger grip, matched on the pocket clip and echoing the design of Bentley switchgear. The pen is topped with a Bentley emblem which recalls the vehicle's starter button. The ratio between the pen's cap and the visible portion of the barrel when the pen is closed equals the ratio of 1.618.
Sterling silver and 18k rose gold versions are both available, with a limited number of 90 fountain pens and 90 roller balls per finish in sterling silver and 9 fountain pens and 9 roller balls per finish in the solid 18k rose gold.
There are three finishes with caps and barrels accented in one of the three woods as found in the Bentley Mulsanne: Dark Stained Vavona, Burr Oak and Burr Walnut.
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