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Omas Limited Edition Apollo 11 Fountain Pen
The Omas Limited Edition Apollo 11 Fountain Pen is an artistic interpretation in white 18k gold commemorating the landing on the Moon. This event represented a crucial moment in the History of Humanity and has been commemorated on occasion of the 30th Anniversary.
The Omas Limited Edition Apollo 11 Fountain Pen is made of dark blue vegetal resin, mixed with silver dust, evocative of the starry sky.
The body and the cap of Omas Limited Edition Apollo 11 Fountain Pen is represent in two different themes: Men on the Moon, on the cap while the barrel has robots collecting Moon samples.
The rhodium plated 18k solid gold nib is engraved with the mission coats of arms: the Eagle named "Columbia and Eagle".
The Omas Limited Edition Apollo 11 Fountain Pen is a genuine work of art made in 69 numbered pieces which needs a long and difficult bulin work, made by French goldsmith.
Omas Limited Edition Apollo 11
Fountain Pen completes the series themed on discoveries which includes Almirante
, Merveille du Monde
Omas was established in Bologna, Italy in 1925 by Armando Simoni who designed equipments and tools for the company to make the Omas Pens. The name OMAS comes from the first letters of Officina Meccanica Armando Simoni, a name synonymous to quality and contemporary design today.
Some of the most iconic designs of OMAS includes the vintage Omas Doctor Pen which allows a thermometer to be inserted into the pen, Omas Art Italiana Collection, Omas 360 Collection with a triangular body to maximize grip and writing comfort.
The largest size pen manufactured as a non-limited edition in the OMAS stable include the 12-faceted Paragon, the second largest being the Milord Collection. Omas product range was last updated in 2005 with the Milord model which has the size of the pre-2005 Paragon model. OMAS continued to release Limited editions based on their earlier style pens. Other luxury collection include the Apollo 11 Collection, Atlantide Collection, Merville Du Monde and the Almirante Collection.
In 2000, the French company LVMH acquired OMAS from the heirs of Armando Simoni. Subsequently, in October 2007 the Xinyu Hengdeli Group 亨得利 of Hong Kong purchased 90% equity stake in OMAS. It was subsequently sold to another Chinese company O-Luxe.
As at this time of writing, OMAS pens have become such a collectible pen that exudes luxury and contemporary design of modern times. Hence, with the company on liquidation since 2015, Omas is definitely a very collectible pen.