Neptune’s Pledge

The unorthodox design of the regal and intriguing Montegrappa Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Ocean Pens, combines heritage luxury values with brazen environmental messaging.
Words by Sandy Lindsey | April 27, 2023 | Luxury

Crafted from dark-blue celluloid, cubic zirconia and two qualities of sterling silver, each component is engraved with Victorian maritime illustrations. On the cap, fibre-laser engravings depict pristine seas and the foundation’s vision for clean oceans. The barrel appears similar but reveals a more somber reality on closer inspection. The artistic contrast is arresting and draws a parallel between writing instruments and the fight to stem the flow of ocean waste. At $3,250 for the fountain pen, and $2,750 for the rollerball, they are designed to shout success backed by environmental awareness;