“The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll”.
Montegrappa celebrates the life of the universally-admired performer with its “Icons Tribute To Elvis Presley,” licensed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, in honor of the man who transformed popular music at the midpoint of the 20th century and became one of the most important figures in the history of recorded music.
Four models will represent important phases in Elvis’ career from 1956 to 1977. Each pen possesses a resin body in a color suggestive of the each era, with sterling silver or vermeil accents. The fountain pen nibs are engraved with the full-height profile of Elvis at the microphone. Other details unique to each pen and the packaging also denote the specific stage of Elvis’ career.
White is the color of the ultimate model in the quartet, defining Elvis in 1973 – the year of the ground-breaking “Aloha From Hawaii” broadcast, transmitted live via satellite on 14 January 1973 and seen by an estimated one billion peo.ple. This period was also noted for Elvis’ Las Vegas appearances, and his signature jumpsuits with gem-stone accents. The poket clip recalls the message to his closely-knit band of friends: “TCB,” for “Taking Care of Business.” The clip of the Sterling Sil.ver version is set with Swarovski red crystals, while the Solid 18K Gold version is set with rubies. For this edition, 500 fountain pens, 500 roller balls and 973 ballpoint pens provide the tally of 1973. The gold version totals 42 – 14 fountain pens, 14 rollerballs and 14 ballpoint pens – denoting his age when he passed away in 1977.
Limitation: 500 pieces