Designer Giorgio Armani and Italian pen maker Tibaldi have collaborated to create a limited-edition collection of fine writing instruments called Giorgio Armani Pens.

The pens will be available in rollerball, ballpoint and traditional fountain models.

“A handwritten note is, today more than ever, a sign of etiquette, elegance and sophistication,” said Armani. “To carry an iconic pen is therefore a symbol of character and style.”

The first series will be released this month and is called the Regal collectionwhich will be limited to 199 numbered pieces.

each pen is detailed with Giorgio Armani’s “GA” initials on the cap as well as the rhodium-and-ruthenium-plated solid 18-karat gold nib.

Each pen is hand turned by skilled artisans to imbue each barrel with a one-of-a-kind rippled effect onto which nine layers of translucent enamel are applied by hand.

Retail price starts from 2,000 euros ($3,500). The pens will be available worldwide in Giorgio Armani boutiques and at Tibaldi authorized dealers.

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