Fortuna was the Goddess of Fortune, the personification of luck according to the ancient Romans. Fortuna's identity as the embodiment of chance events was closely tied to virtus, or strength of character, including wisdom, valour and courage. At Montegrappa, we believe that luck is indubitably linked to virtue, while education is the foundation on which an individual develops and nurture their innate talents. We also believe that hand-writing is an essential element of the education process and an indispensable function, even in today’s hurried, digitised society. For this reason, we created the Fortuna collection, to engage those who still indulge in the pleasure of writing. It is our wish that these pens will engender the good luck that they deserve.
‘Italianness’ is an innate quality of all Montegrappa pens, but Fortuna takes this concept a stage further in its latest form: the Tricolore. Trimmed with stainless steel, the pearlised resin body is striped from the top of its cap to the end of its barrel in the green-white-red of Italy’s flag. It is a colour combination with immediate impact, whether seen as the insalata tricolore found on Italian menus the world over, on the badges of Italian racing cars or even on a box of pasta. It is instantly evocative of La Bella Italia.
Fortuna in Tricolore colours is now available as a fountain pen (cartridge or converter fed), rollerball, twist-action ballpoint pen and a mechanical pencil.