Verses that have stood the test of time give us strength and direction in moments of doubt. Epic maxims popularised by Horace, Seneca and Cicero provide the inspiration for a new, limited-edition Extra made with one foot in the ancient past, and another firmly in the present.
Ancient wisdom and innovative materials influence the form and function of the Extra Verses. Made in strictly limited editions of 100 rollerballs and 250 high-calibre fountain pens, its unique optics innovate upon the legendary Extra silhouette with a body crafted from Montegrappite artisanal resin.
Using local, boutique production, Montegrappite is made in small batches – boasting textures with a complexity, density and depth not found in standard industrial acrylics. Creating the Extra Verses’ organic ‘Vinum Atrum’ finish involves a significant reduction in wastage, while shavings and offcuts are recovered to create new colours.
- Small-batch Extra edition
- Montegrappite artisanal resin
- Sterling-silver trim and detailing
- Custom 18K gold two-tone nib
- Deluxe presentation case
Phrases coined by great Latin thinkers are etched into the Extra Verses’ custom capband, as well as the lid of a deluxe presentation case. Vivere est cogitare (To live is to think) and Historia magistra vitae (History is the teacher of life) originate from Cicero, and appear alongside Seneca’s Protinus vive (Live in the now) and Carpe diem (Seize the day) from Horace’s Odes.
Seldom has the high-calibre performance of Italy’s most coveted writing instrument been more inviting. With style credentials beyond question, allow its precision and ancient wisdom to inspire the formulation of your own sage thoughts.