Visconti Divina Elegance Imperial Blue Ballpoint
KP18-03-BPRegular price $675.00
Ancient Greek mathematicians first studied what we now call the golden ratio because of its frequent appearance in geometry. The division of a line into extreme and mean ratios (the golden section) is central in the geometry of pentagrams and pentagons. The Greeks usually attributed discovery of this concept to Pythagoras or his followers. The pentagram, which has a pentagon inscribed within it, was the Pythagoreans symbol. Divina by Visconti plays upon these ancient themes of perfect proportions. The application of this ratio into the design of a writing instrument is seen by Visconti of nothing less than a sea change. The five sided spiral crafted in .925 sterling and buried into the surface of black Lucite resin, captivatingly envelopes the pen melding mathematics and graphically displaying a Divine Proportion. The fountain pen's filling system is through the top of the body and is referred to as Pull and Turn. You simply pull the knob out a bit and twist to fill the reservoir. The nib is 14k gold. The ballpoint is by precision twist-action.