Bartolomeo Ferracina (1692-1777) started young to project hydraulic mechanisms and engineered works, and to repair watches; he produced models of many types and sizes, from pendulum clocks to to those with automata, from table to tower clocks, including models with lunar phases, the motion of the stars and the zodiac.
His clocks can be seen on the bell towers of several towns inItaly, like Marostica, Solagna, Asole, Bassano del Grappa, Campolongo sul Brenta, Poveglia; and even the tower clock of Piazza San Marco in Venice, which he deeply restored adding also the Magi's mechanism.
The pen collection dedicated to Bartolomeo Ferracina is appropriately voluminous and imposing, introducing a brand-new silhouette for a Montegrappa writing instrument.
Made in precious celluloid, with sterling silver trims.
Three new colors of pearly celluloid:
A rich marbled Malachite Green
"Shiny circles": rings in shaded tones of grey
and "Indian Rainbow", amber-beige warm tones
The pen's cap top is the perfect homage to Bartolomeo Ferracina: it contains a a functioning watch!
Stainless steel case 16 mm;
Swiss-made Ronda 600D quartz movement;
crown positioned directly above the pocket clip;
applied steel indexes;
The whole mechanism is detachable from the cap top, for substituting the battery.
Time-keeping, mechanical engineering and manifacture took place entirely in Bassano del Grappa, all in one pen. There can be no better homage to Bartolomea Ferracina, who was born nearby there.
The fountain pen is piston filledì, and features a 18 Kt gold nib (F, M, B).