Caran d’Ache launches luxury pen – limited edition Year of the Horse, tied to tradition and symbolism to the Chinese. After the Year of the Dragon and the Year of the Snake, on the January 31, 2014 China celebrates the Year of the Horse. Caran d’Ache has created the opportunity for a work of art, with a unique charm that recalls the history and culture of China. It is a luxury pen in special series for connoisseurs. Legend says that the Jade Emperor wanted to gather at court all the animals of creation, promising a rich reward. Only 12 responded to the call and the Emperor gave each of them a year of the zodiac, in the order they were presented to the palace.
Among these was the horse, known for the beauty and nobility of its character. This beautiful animal has a fiery temperament, likes to live in freedom and conquer the great outdoors. Paying homage to the horse, this new luxury limited edition pen Caran d’Ache, will enhance the savoir-faire of the house.
The pen features the horse rides the black body and its majestic curves are masterfully carved by master craftsmen of the house. The ivory engraving creates a fascinating contrast with the black lacquer of China and the horse comes to life waving in the wind and transmitting emotion of elegance, movement, power.
The result is an extraordinary object with a unique charm that recalls the wisdom, history and culture of China. Year of the Horse is a limited edition of 888 fountain pens and 888 roller pens.Each pen comes in the black lacquered wood casket, priced at €2,600 ($3,515) for the fountain pen and € 2,300 ($3,110) for the roller pen.