Caran d’Ache Retro Ballpen has revised the hexagonal shape and also unveiled a new facet on this collection. True to its name, the Ecridor Retro pays tribute to the first Caran d’Ache mechanical pencils. The Company made them from precious metals since 1947. Its guilloche is made of lozenges and is typical of vintage models.
Caran d’Ache Retro Ballpen
Located in Geneva since its inception in 1915. The Company creates and develops writing and drawing tools. They combine the most excellent materials with the most advanced, innovative skills. Caran d’Ache includes some scarce skills. The art of Chinese lacquer done by hand in an ancestral manner happens to be one of them.
Caran d’Ache comes from the word “karandash,” which is the Russian term for “pencil.” Or probably the word comes from the Turkish root “kara tash,” which refers to black stone – the origins of graphite.
At the dawn of the 20th century, when the Swiss watchmaking was enjoying significant growth. Caran d’Ache, the only manufacturer of pens drawing tools on Swiss soil, has been part of this same lineage of excellence. Today, it embodies the same high-quality standards, while stimulating continuous innovation,
Just as the face of a building seems to capture the light and reach up to the sky, the Caran d’Ache Retro form embraces the hexagonal shape in which the lines tumble and overlap. Its edges also softened by the squares that lie to the eye creating a sense of vertigo. The most delicate silver plating covers the body of this pen, engraved and then trimmed with rhodium. The name and hexagonal shape of the Ecridor have been emblems to Caran d’Ache since its creation, recognizable by its silver or rhodium finishes, and beautiful patterns etched into the surface by master engravers.
Indulge yourself with this fine Caran d’Ache Retro Ball Pen, and you will enjoy your writing for many years.