The artistic representation in red gold of the surface of Mars, carried out with indescribable ability of the Master goldsmiths, places at our attention, even if in the small space of a fountain pen, the faithful map of the red planet, its dusty deserts, its mountains, the magical light of that mysterious world with its silences and its stillness.
We rediscover Olympus Mons (the highest point), Hellas Planitia (the lowest point), the Herschel, Huygens, Schiapparelli, Cassini, Gale and Lowell craters, the Valles Marineris, the incredible system of canyons, which in reality, is more than 4000 km long and up to 10000 m deep.
The dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) of the polar caps is a succession of small, brilliant diamonds equal to 2k.
Four rubies indicate the landing points: in chronological order we find the representation of Mars 3 (URSS) which landed on December, 2nd 1971 in the Terra Sirenum, of the Viking 1, the American probe which landed on July, 20th 1976 in the Chryse Planitia and of the Viking 2, another American probe which landed on September, 3rd of the same year in the Utopia Planitia. Finally we find the representation of Mars Pathfinder (USA) which landed on July, 4th 1997 in the Chryse Planitia, an area with immense channels, a consequence of great catastrophes which were excavated in a few weeks by gigantic volumes of water.
Martian time is engraved onto the final ring of the nib holder on which we also find the expected dates for the next trips: 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030 inside the simulation of the “Schiapparelli Tracciato”.
The clip, shiny on the front and engraved on its sides, is a detail of Tycho Brahe’s Mural Quadrant, the astronomer to whom we owe the foundations of the modern day laws of planetary motion as he was able to detect, thanks to this system and with great precision, the position of a heavenly body.
Finally the nib, also in red gold, upon which appears a half-bust of the Greek god, an emblematic signature of the fascinating adventure.
Very exclusive Limited and Numbered Edition of only 30 Piston Filled Fountain Pens in 18K Red Gold, Diamonds and Rubies.