Montegrappa Caduceus

Green ballpoint

Montegrappa Caduceus Green ballpoint
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ManufacturersMontegrappa
SeriesCaduceus
ModelGreen ballpoint
MaterialResin
TrimPalladium plated
List Price€ 195,00
Tax Free Price€ 160,00
Approximately USD$ 176,00
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Montegrappa Caduceus Green

Acknowledged as a modern classic, our Fortuna range continues to inspire both pen owners and us at Montegrappa for both its style and its message. To create an enduring design, the style must possess timelessness. To live up to the name “Fortuna”, the pens must convey a message invoking positivity, good fortune and – especially for the Caduceus family – the best of health. In keeping with this spirit, Montegrappa is proud to add a third colour for the range of writing instruments that specifically celebrates those who ensure the well-being of others: doctors, nurses and other health workers.

Fortuna Caduceus takes its name from the symbol understood globally to represent the medical profession. Often confused with the similar Rod of Asclepius, the ancient Greek god associated with healing and medicine, which also features a serpent coiled around a staff, its similarity with to Caduceus is unmistakable. In this embodiment of the symbol, the essence of both has been embraced in the pens’ most significant detail: a palladium pocket clip in the form of the Caduceus.

Regarded as beautiful because of what it represents, the Caduceus is also an aesthetic totem thanks to its shape and structure. It is formed of a rod embraced by two intertwined snakes and wings, and the symbolism of these two components has inspired many interpretations. One that enjoys particular significance is the notion of resurrection and healing, as embodied in the snakes shedding their skins, while the wings represent the “lift” when one is healed.

Caduceus is also the staff carried by Hermes, the messenger of the gods. In that capacity, it serves as a symbol of peace, with the wings representing his speed. Among ancient Greeks and Romans, it became the badge of heralds and ambassadors, signifying their inviolability. In modern times, it has grown beyond its original use by the US Medical Corps to represent physicians and even pharmacies.

Joining the Fortuna Caduceus in white or black resin is the new green edition. It is a colour favoured in hospitals, often chosen for the uniforms of medics, nurses and other health workers, green representing life, renewal, nature and energy. It is also associated with growth, harmony, freshness, safety, fertility and – most prominent in recent times – the environment. 

Trimmed in palladium, the Fortuna Caduceus Green’s cap top is embellished with the 1912 logo, while the fountain pen’s nib is inscribed with the Montegrappa filigree pattern. The pen is offered as a fountain pen, roller and ballpoint; the fountain pen is available with Fine, Medium and Broad nibs, and is either cartridge or converter-fed.

As a means to convey best wishes and good health, the Fortuna Caduceus says it in colours.