Human Experience

It’s a powerful feeling to hold the history of man in one’s hand.
Words by Jorge Arauz | April 26, 2024 | Luxury

Montegrappa’s Theory of Evolution Pen is more than just a tribute to the groundbreaking work of Charles Darwin; it also symbolizes the return of the penmaker to a classical craft, with lost wax castings that juxtapose Darwin’s landmark findings with the architecture of a building conceived as a “cathedral to nature.” Vermeil highlights include his observations of Galapagos finches and tortoises, of giraffes as proof of natural selection and his famous Tree of Life; while the opposing face depicts stages in human evolution and genealogy’s double-helix DNA structure on a spring-loaded silver clip. A “peekaboo case” mounted on the finial features mirror-polished silver on the inside lid, allowing writers to contemplate their own evolutionary journey. At $9,000, it appeals to both CEOs and young professionals alike. Limited to 165 editions;