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Montegrappa’s Moon Landing Limited Edition has been engineered and realized with an astonishing likeness to the modular craft that powered the Apollo missions.
Words by Sandy Lindsey | December 27, 2019 | Lifestyle

Offering a mix of engineering, design and exhilarating writing pleasure, the Montegrappa Moon Landing Limited Edition boasts a striking combination of white pearlized resin and polished Sterling Silver trim, with decorative enameling to evoke the fuselage markings of the original craft. A semi-detachable barrel allows users to simulate the separation of the second and third stages of the Saturn V rocket, and reveal special viewing windows that expose the pen’s internal ink flux mechanism. Both features are designed to heighten the experience of an object made to appeal to inquisitive, playful minds. The pocket clip recalls the tower crane of the Cape Kennedy launch pad, while its blindcap features the conical rocket thrusters that supplied the Saturn V with an incredible 160 million horsepower. In its fountain pen variant, an 18k gold nib — available in Fine, Medium and Broad grades — bears an engraving of the official Apollo 11 mission patch;