For those who remember the stellar arrival of a young Cassius Clay
over 50 years ago, with Golden Gloves and Olympics successes, for
the legions of fans who followed his professional career as Muhammad
Ali, yet another milestone has been reached. Seared into the collective
memory as the devastatingly handsome, truly iconic sportsman,
Muhammad Ali has just celebrated his 70th birthday.
We at Montegrappa were delighted to released a series of pens
honouring this greatest of boxers in 2010 and 2011, including a model
commemorating the spectacular “Thrilla In Manila”, but this moment in
Muhammad Ali’s eventful life brings us a different, poignant joy. We are
delighted to announce the release of a special limited edition
celebrating Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday, which is a personal
landmark rather than a professional one.
Our designers have created a work of art that we trust will observe the occasion in the most memorable way. The pen
and accompanying cufflinks bear the official logo created by Muhammad Ali Enterprises for Ali’s 70th birthday, seen on
the pen’s clip and the cufflinks’ face. It is a powerful red-and-black symbol in enamel, with the famous profile of Ali, arms
raised in victory, framed by the “0” in “70”, the number positioned above the name: purely and simply, “Ali”.
The fountain pen is piston-fed and boasts an 18K gold nib with ebonite feeder. The
pen barrel is painted and signed by artist, Lorena Straffi, who has created a
handsome portrait of Muhammad Ali in his prime, with fists raised. The cap’s
end-piece bears the number 70 in a field of red, surrounded by laurel leaves, above
the birthday badge on the pocket clip. Another detail sure to delight the fortunate
wearer appears in the folding back-clips of the cufflinks: they are shaped like
miniature boxing gloves.
The collection will be offered as follows:
70 sets consisting of Fountain Pen with Sterling Silver trim and Sterling Silver
10 sets consisting of Fountain Pen with Solid 18K Gold trim and Solid 18K
3 sets consisting of Fountain Pen with Solid 18K Gold trim-and-diamonds
and Solid 18K Gold-and-diamonds Cufflinks
Each set is packed in a luxury wooden box.
Since 1912, Montegrappa has been manufacturing high-quality writing instruments in the same historic building in
Bassano del Grappa, North East Italy.
About Muhammad Ali Enterprises LLC
Muhammad Ali Enterprises LLC (“MAE”) is a California limited liability company. MAE is aggressively involved in a worldwide licensing and
merchandising program, television, film, video and Internet projects. For more information on MAE, visit www.Ali.com. MAE is a subsidiary of CKX,
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