Inspired by the horses he loved, Ettore Bugatti invested his cars with visual clues to his equine passions. Most notably, his radiators – and the grille on the Veyron – were shaped like both a stirrup and a horse-shoe. He also employed the term “pur-sang”, French for “thoroughbred”, to describe his vehicles, imbued as they were with nocompromise engineering in the quest for the ultimate in handling and performance.
In creating Bugatti Pur Sang Duotone writing instruments, Montegrappa studied the details and surfaces of the Veyron, inside and out. The cars themselves are often supplied in two-tone schemes, reflected in the series’ name. Duotone pens’ caps and barrels join metal components with superior-quality Italian resin, offered in five combinations: Indigo Blue/Rhodium, Bugatti Blue/Rhodium, Matte Black /Ruthenium, Argus Pheasant Brown/Rose Gold, Pearl/Rose Gold.
Bugatti Pur Sang Duotone pens are offered as fountain pens, rollerballs, ballpoint pens and mechanical pencils. For the fountain pen, an 18k gold nib is fitted, also engraved with the “Dynamic Quilting” pattern and featuring the famous Bugatti logo. The oval logo also appears in full colour on the top of the cap of every pen, while the shape of the Veyron’s headlights inspired the engraving around the cap ring.
All Bugatti Pur Sang Duotone pens are packaged in especially designed oval boxes to recall the marque’s logo.