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Caran d'Ache Astrograph Matt Rhodium Fountain Pen (L.E.)
The Maison Caran d'Ache and the horological laboratory MB&F, have combined their expertise for a unique creative odyssey: the Astrograph writing instrument. Bound by a shared creative passion for mechanical excellence, the Maison Caran d扐che and the youthful watch Maison MB&F have combined their expertise in developing the exceptional Astrograph writing instrument. This new creation pays tribute to the exploratory genius and childhood dreams that spark technical feats.

Propelling one抯 own dreams into space by means of a rocket-pen: such was the original idea dreamt up by Maximilian B黶ser a new adventure that has been enthusiastically welcomed by the creative and technical teams at Maison Caran d扐che. With the Astrograph, Caran d扐che and MB&F have developed an instrument featuring complex architecture while ensuring perfect writing comfort. Like a modern-day odyssey, the creation of this exceptional model symbolises the conquest of space through making dreams come true.

Creating the Astrograph was an authentic technical challenge to which the Maison Caran d扐che teams rose with aplomb. Fine-tuning the concept called for four years of gestation and fruitful exchanges, while an entire year was devoted to developing the final model. More than 500 manual operations were involved in its production in the workshops of the Geneva-based Manufacture.

Astrograph features a slim body evoking the outlines of a space vessel. The perfectly integrated design of this creation comprises 99 innovative elements.

The specificities of the piece
Astrograph is limited to 99 pieces per finish, paying symbolic tribute to the 99 components specifically designed for this creation. The generic numbering is engraved on one of the three stabiliser feet: Limited Edition 1 in 99 pieces . Positioned on the far end of the propeller engine, the rocket reactor is symbolised by a signature red Caran d扐che hexagon. The hexagon is made with lacquer. Astrograph comes in three finishes: high-gloss rhodium, sandblasted matt rhodium or anthracite ruthenium, issued in a numbered 99-piece edition per finish.
Astrograph is delivered with a magnetic rhodium and silver-clad astronaut that can be attached at will to the body of the rocket.

The Astrograph case
Featuring a launch pad-style design, the Astrograph case accommodates both the rocket-pen and its accompanying astronaut, ready to head for the stars. This case can also be used as a display base.

About Caran d扐che
Caran d扐che, founded in 1924 by Arnold Schweitzer, was a product of Switzerland抯 long history of watchmaking and jewellery manufacture. Today, it is the epitome of superior quality and recognized expertise. Each product is created by hand in the Geneva workshops and brings together the traditional expertise of master craftsmen and the performance of computer-assisted machine tools.