Now this is an expensive nib retraction mechanism

This article started getting mentions on the fountain pen boards yesterday.  Seems a desirable item, price notwithstanding.

“It’s a deceivingly complex solution to a difficult problem you’ve never thought about.”  That’s what it’s all about, right?

Fountain Pen + Watch Guts = $105,000 CEO Switchblade

Is there anything more technologically ironic than the holy holy holy union of a mechanical watch and a fountain pen? Who cares, Richard Mille‘s new S05 Mechanical Fountain Pen is every kind of awesome and one other kind of awesome that hasn’t been invented yet. Remove the cap, press the button on the end, and the so-called recoil escapement pushes the white gold nib out of the front of the pen….

Richard Mille Made a $105,000 Mechanical Fountain Pen

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