Marc Newson

Nautilus Retractable Pen
Nautilus Retractable Pen
Nautilus Retractable Pen
Nautilus Retractable Pen
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Nautilus Retractable Pen

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Hermès fountain pen has been created in anodized aluminium with a brushed stainless steel underside, iridium point, and a 10-carat white gold nib. A capless pen that opens and closes by way of an innovative rotating mechanism exclusive to Hermès.

“All of this pen’s subtlety derives from the way it works. At first glance, it looks anachronistic. There’s nothing technological about its appearance. It looks easy to use, obvious, and instinctual. But it’s hiding a mechanism that’s part genius, part magic! A mechanism that’s given rise to a whole new gesture. This is neither the logic of a screw-on lid nor a press button system. You just twist it, turning the body of the pen, which opens and closes neatly and very gently.”

Year

2014

Sector

Objects

Key materials

Solid aluminium
Iridium tip
Metal components
Rhodium plated white gold
Plastic components