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Montegrappa honours Queen with latest launch

New luxury pen is fit for rock royalty says company.

Bravado has secured a unique collaboration between Italian pen makers Montegrapa and Queen.

In the wake of the blockbuster movie, Bohemian Rhapsody, the luxury atelier has partnered with Bravado and Queen to create a collection of extravagant pieces capturing the band’s glory and regal splendour.

The company has taken inspiration from A Night at the Opera – the album which propelled the band to super-stardom.

The pen is available in an initial offering crafted from sterling silver and 18k gold, with the limited edition release designed to form a three-dimensional re-creation of the album’s cover art.

The pen’s barrel is enveloped by the Queen crest, which was designer by Freddie Mercury himself.

“I grew up in the Seventies and Eighties, when it was impossible to overlook Queen’s presence,” said Giuseppe Aquila, ceo and creative director at Montegrappa. “They were a force of nature and we Italians particularly loved Freddie Mercury’s flamboyance and showmanship.”

David Boyne, md at Bravado, added that the A Night at the Opera pen was “a beautiful way to pay homage to both Queen and Freddie Mercury, one of the world’s greatest singers, performers and songwriters”.

The intricate piece is filled with references to Freddie’s stage presence – from his bejewelled crown and cape, to his bottomless mic, plus spacer rings designed to evoke his pyramid-studded armlet. The engraved ‘Made in Heaven’ inscription pays tribute to the band’s final album.

Developed and created in Montegrappa’s century-old Venetian factory, the silver edition’s availability also offers a nod to the band’s most transcendent single Bohemian Rhapsody with a limited production of 555 piston-fed fountain pens and rollerballs, referencing the song’s 5 minutes and 55 seconds duration.

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