Inspired by the Maya calendar which ends in December 2012, ST Dupont has launched, together with the limited edition fountain pen, an amazing solid bronze lighter. The ST Dupont Apocalypse limited edition lighter is a truly unique item made of bronze and completely gold plated. The many details on this incredible piece are chosen to honour the Maya culture. This civilization dates back to 2000 B.C. and is well known for its progress in Mathematics and Astronomy. These people were amazed by the immensity of the universe and went to great lengths to understand its mysteries.
The pen is hand-crafted and it’s design is the work of Philippe Tournaire. On the lighter’s body we can find an image of Quetzalcoatl, one of the most important Mesoamerican gods, along with jungle patterns and designs of Maya architecture. The lighter’s lid has the form of a Maya pyramid, on of the mos emblematic images of this ancient culture. The pyramids were made for ritual and ceremonial purposes.
One of the most beautiful details on this lighter are the three obsidian cabochons. The obsidian stone was used by the Maya in religious ceremonies and sacrifices. These three stones give the lighter an even more unique appearance. But the lighter has yet another surprise for us! On the back there’s a large silver colored “Maya Calendar” which can be turned around!
This amazing ST Dupont lighter is available for pre-order at Iguana Sell. Buy one now before its too late!
Will December 2012 bring the end of the world? Will the Mayan astronomical forecast prove true? This combination of intrigue, mystery and ancestral veneration is what has led ST Dupont to create this extraordinary limited edition pen. The ST Dupont Apocalypse fountain pen is a magnificent piece fashioned in bronze and completely gold plated. It’s design is the work of jeweller and artist Philippe Tournaire, and each piece is hand crafted by the artist himself. This tremendous amount of work behind each piece is the reason why ST Dupont is only making 112 pieces of this fantastic pen!
The first thing that stands out is the pen’s base in the form of a Mayan pyramid. These ceremonial buildings have been object of admiration around the world due to their precision and beauty. This is no doubt, the most emblematic element of the Mayan culture and it appears again on the pen’s cap. As we go up the pen we can find decorations inspired in Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent. This is one of the principal mesoamerican God, together with Tlaloc and Mictlantecuhtli.
The images are crafted to resemble Mayan art and part of the tropical wilderness in which these ancient people lived. The most important element you can find on the cap is the famous “Mayan Calendar”, which was in fact an Aztec ceremonial altar. The very top of the pen has a Mayan Pyramid which represents the capital city Tikal, most important in the Mayan classic period.
This pen is out of the ordinary, every detail is carefully finished and its superb design makes it a piece worthy of admiration from pen fans all over the world. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in ordering one. Fountain pen and rollerball pen available. Great prices and service as always!!
We’re all familiar with the ancient Maya legend that sets the end of the world on December 12th 2012. Whether you believe it, and are enjoying the last moments of the world as we know it, or you just think it’s superstition, you won’t be able to take your eyes off of these amazing limited edition fountain pens and rollerball pens created to honour the ancient civilization. Maya people were one of the greatest civilizations of America, before the arrival of the conquerors. Their advances in mathematics, astronomy and architecture have been praised by historians and anthropologists.
Montegrappa has chosen this year, 2012, to create a homage pen to the Maya culture and other pre-Columbus civilizations. The pen is engraved with the famous Maya Calendar which can be seen in the National Anthropology Museum of Mexico City, as well as other motifs from the Maya culture.
This large ritual stone, is one of the most impressive artefacts the ancient civilization has left us. The pens are available in different finishes: bronze, silver and gold; for if one thing amazed the first European colonists, was the rich precious metals the native peoples wore.
The Montegrappa Mayan Celendar pens are now available. If you also get captured by its beauty, you can get one for a great price at Iguana Sell. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity… It may be your last!