Omas Limited Edition Paragon Fashion Collection Red Fountain Pen
The Paragon Fashion Collection, a set composed by 8 coloured pieces representing the colours of Fashion trend, is realized in only 100 certified and numbered pieces. This Omas Limited Edition Paragon Fashion Collection Red Fountain Pen celebrates one of the masterpiece created by OMAS’s founder, Armando Simoni, in the 50th anniversary of his death.
OMAS’s only continuous production model, the “Faccettata”, or the faceted pen, the masterpiece of OMAS’s Founder, is still now the very best example of Italian fountain pen creativity: from OMAS Extra to Extra Lucens from the 1930’s, with a more severe Post War look, to the precious “The Paragon”, now the symbol of OMAS.
The O in OMAS stands out and dominates the top of the caps of the 8 Paragon, a significant embellishment and an immediate reminder of the brand. The curvature indicates the speed that rules our time: from transport to communications, from technological evolution to the rapidity with which everything changes around us.
A precious shiny-opaque contrast emphasises the name OMAS and the Greek key design and helps achieve the right aesthetic balance with the part above the detail.
The end part of the barrel on the Paragon is very attractive and creates a solid piece with the nib holder, with a dodecagonal insert, protected from scratches by an ingenious system.
A very exclusive wood box realized in Italy surrounds The Paragon Fashion Collection if purchased as a set
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.