When those city fatcats were busy destroying the global financial system, throwing around money like it was going out of fashion, it wouldn’t surprise me if they were signing their cheques with a pen like this.
Caran d’Ache’s 1010 is a $19,000 pen, and rather than just being covered in expensive metals like other expensive tat, this is themed around the “special genius of watchmakers”… So the obvious thing was to express this in fountain pen form.
There’s lots of little features that are designed to resemble watches, including the clip looking like a watch hand and there’s some gears in there somewhere.
It almost justifies the price.
Apparently it’s available in both 18 carat gold, or if you’re a cheapskate you can get it in silver too.