Aurora pays tribute to the brave Italian aviator and explorer Umberto Nobile (1885-1978). In 1928 he planned and directed the expedition of the Airship Italia, with 16 people on board, with the aim of flying over the North Pole and landing on the ice.
However, during the coming down they crashed to the huge ice block of Artic Glacial Ocean.
The ten survivers had only a radio and a camping tent - which they dyed red with aniline hoping to be seen by rescuers, arrived after 48 days. General Nobile wrote his diary with an Aurora pen.
In order to remember the historic enterprise of the Airship Italia, and the great courage of its capitain and crew, Aurora created this elegantr and aerodynamic collection, with a striped ebonite body and cap dressed with precious metals.
This is a safety fountain pen, produced with the original mechnism adopted during the '20s; the eye dropper filling system is the same as the historical pen used by General Nobile.
18 Kt gold nib.
Aurora logo is engraved on the cap top of all the pens of Nobile collection.
Also decorations remind the '20s: in the cap guillochè, as well as in the rings of the cap and the barrel, and in the rollerball's grip.
Special care has been devoted to the creation of the packaging; a real "Red Tent" which reminds the famous camping tent used by Nobile and the crew of the expedition, which protected them from the polar cold and saved their lifes.
The box includes also a copybook that describes the expedition's legs and shows original stamp and postcard which really testify the use of Aurora pen for Nobile's diary.