Year of the Rat 2020 Edition Fountain Pen  
 |  RRP$3,750ºº  

Year of the Rat 2020 Edition Rollerball   |  RRP$3,550ºº   

Year of the Rat 2020 Edition

In keeping with the aesthetics of previous limited editions dedicated to the symbols of the Chinese zodiac, the “Year of the Rat” revives splendour of genuine Chinese lacquer. A mastery of this ancestral technique
and extensive know-how in terms of precision engraving ensure the master craftsmen at Caran d’Ache enjoy great freedom when creating their designs while maintaining the integrity of the lacquered surface. The shape of the Rat emerges in Blue Chinese lacquer, creating an elegant contrast with the deep black of the lacquer covering the writing instrument.

The finely engraved figurative lines and contours express all the agility and elegance of the Rat. The typically Asian character of the design further underlines its rippling coat and the arching of its slender body. The writing instruments’ attributes are coated in yellow gold. The combination of gold and grey symbolises the union of energy and reason, light and awareness, signs of balance and good omens in Asia. Each writing instrument is authenticated by the calligraphic symbol of the Rat and by the red Caran d’Ache Chinese seal which is supposed to bring good luck. The “Year of the Rat” edition is limited to 888 items in homage to Chinese culture, in which the number “888” is the ultimate sign of good luck.