Sneak Peek: Visconti Millenium Arc Moonlight & Rainbow Limited Editions

Hey fountain pen friends!

As you may know, we’re now authorized Visconti retailers. It’s been a goal of ours for several years now, and we’re honored that this is finally happening. While we are working on getting some of the regular editions ready to list on our website in the upcoming weeks (specifically the Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Homo Sapiens), we wanted to give you a sneak peek at something new…

Visconti proudly introduces the “Millennium Arc”  in 2 exciting new collections – Moonlight and Rainbow, a collection that represents a step forward in fountain pen design.

The “Millennium Arc Collection” is produced in four new colors – Sky blue, Burgundy, Forest green and the new multi colored Rainbow. Both the clip and the filling mechanism are arc shaped, symbolizing the merger of the arc of time with the arc of history – time in motion for 2000 years. The arc represents the continuity of time, from the past to the future. We know that without a past there can be no future, because nothing can be created, nothing can be destroyed, and what goes around comes around.
In the Moonlight collection, there are three swirly resin patterns – Burgundy, Green, and Sky Blue – all trimmed with palladium.

The Rainbow collection features seven colors of resin forming a beautiful rainbow… pretty self-explanatory! The double arch filler mimics the shape of the clip, both trimmed with palladium.

On both fountain pens, the nib is Visconti’s patented Smartouch chromium tubular nib, which comes in sizes fine, medium, broad, and 1.3mm stub. Now you might be asking… what is a chromium tubular nib? Here’s a brief explanation:

After extensive testing Visconti introduced the new
Smartouch Tubular Nib. Its special shape is turned from a capillarity
tube made of Chromium 18. The tube precisely wraps around the feed,
resulting in a unique shape and allowing you to fill your pen
without the need to dip the entire grip and nib section into ink. This
results in a cleaner and more efficient fill and, due to the nib’s
uniquely positioned air hole and design, the nib will stay wet for
longer before drying out.

Both editions feature a screw-on cap and an arc filler as the filling mechanism. To
fill this pen, simply twist the ring on the barrel into the correct position, press down
on the curved bar, and release. That action squeezes the internal rubber ink sac which will suck the ink up into the pen from your bottle.

We’ll be carrying small quantities of these collections, and at a list price of $349, this is a really good deal. These pens will be available around the middle of October, and as a limited edition, it will likely go fast. There are only 200 made of each color worldwide.

What do you think of this collection?

Write On,
Rachel Goulet

2017-10-06T18:49:31+00:00 September 10th, 2015|Pen News|18 Comments
  • Katherine Stewart

    This collection is stunning!

    • Madigan

      Hi Katherine! Yeah, that are totally gorgeous!! 🙂

  • Richard C

    Wow that red one is absolutely beautiful. I don’t know if I’m ready to drop that kind of money on a pen though.

    • Madigan

      Hey Richard! Totally understandable. We carry pens at a bunch of price points for that reason! 🙂

  • Kathy

    Think there’s a Visconti stub nib in my future! These are beautiful pens!

    • Madigan

      Hi Kathy! You have some Visconti pens already, right? I can’t wait to try one. 🙂

      • Kathy

        I have two from the “Regular” Visconti line, the Michelangelo and Merry Go Round. They are exquisite, almost too beautiful to use….almost 🙂

  • Mitch Halpern

    I have one of the original Millennium Arcs, so one of the new ones would make a nice addition!

    • Madigan

      Hey Mitch! Great idea! What color is the one you already have? 🙂

      • Mitch Halpern

        It’s an original limited edition Millenium Demonstrator in orange swirl acrylic with 18kt nib. Dates from the 1990s.

        • Mitch Halpern

          I’m a huge Visconti fan from way back during my initial days of pen collecting. Went into pen hibernation for a long time, but recently returned to the hobby. Also have my eyes on a Homo Sapiens and a Divina, but need to space them out in order to stay in budget 🙂

          • Madigan

            That pen sounds gorgeous!! I have to say, the Homo Sapiens are totally unique. I’ve never held anything quite like it. And the fact that they are made from lava is incredible!

        • Mary

          Mitch, I have the same one, only in the blue swirl. Like you, I love Visconti, and now have added the RAINBOW (above) and the new London Fog. Beautiful pens!

  • Tom Johnson

    Is Visconti’s Tubular Nib similar to the vintage Sheaffer Triomphe nib? They encircle the feed in a similar manner to what is shown here. I love the Moonlight Collection the best, but the Rainbow pens are so unique. If you have ever snatched up an uncapped pen that was rolling off your desk, then you know how practical this crescent fill design is! Plus, it is a vintage design and I expect holds a lot of ink, is easy to flush and clean as well as quick to fill. Striking classic pens with a unique design.

    • Madigan

      Hi Tom! I got a peek at a Visconti that Brian has, and from the pictures of the Sheaffer online it does look similar. Since no one around here has one, I can’t say for sure. I didn’t even think of how the design would help stop a pen from rolling. Genius! 🙂

      • Tom Johnson

        Madigan, the more I look at this vintage pen design the more it is talking to me! The burgundy and green are both calling to me! Rachel, it’s your fault! But, I bet Brian helped.

  • bridgebuilder78

    This is just a copy of Sheaffer’s Triumph nib, with its characteristic upturned tip. To complete the imitation, it even has a chrome dot on the end the body, in the manner of the famous Sheaffer white dot. The crescent filling system is also terribly unoriginal. All in all, this is yet another over-priced Italian creation.

  • Nicholas Dolce

    Do you all know if these pens will be coming with the mosquito filler attachment like previous Visconti pens with a tubular nib?