Pens never go out of fashion. Luxury pens are often a great gifting option. Many companies give luxury pens to their best performers. It works as a motivator for others to work harder. There’s no other gift as suitable as a top-class fountain pen for a parting employee. Some simply love to collect the best vintage and modern luxury pens.
Why, though, are luxury pens still in? In this digital era, handwriting has nearly died. Well, as I pondered for a while, I realized that it’s just a myth. No matter how digitized the world becomes, people still find a different, inexplicable comfort in writing. For those who are so passionate about writing, writing with an ordinary pen is not enough. For some, it’s the earthy smell of the fine ink, for others, it’s the feel of the metal against their fingers and for others, it’s the smooth touch as the ink flows across the paper.
The luxury pen industry dates back to the early 1900s. The industry depends on one thing: consumer psychology. Pens and other writing tools generated revenue of $16.2 billion worldwide in 2014 and are expected to reach $20.2 billion by 2019! Now, in a world that’s digitizing so rapidly, that still is a huge number.
The price tags on these luxury pens will blow your mind off. But if you are someone who thinks the entire purpose of a pen is for writing, luxury brands aren’t for you.
Caran d’Ache leads the race of the top luxury pen brands, followed by Aurora, David Oscarson, Conway Stewart, and S.T. Dupont. There are some all-time favorite brands which every pen lover would want to possess some day in life. Bentley, Delta, Ferrari, Diplomat, Pelikan, Pilot, Porsche, Sailor, Visconti and Sheaffer are just a few.
The demand for rare pens almost always exceeds the supply.
Serious collectors fall under two categories: Vintage and Modern.
The vintage collection varies from the rarest of the brands from the early 1900s to the 1960s. This is the reason for the undying demand for the Waterman hard rubber pens, early Parker filigrees, early Montblancs, early multi-colored celluloid pens and snake motifs. On the other hand, there’s also an equal demand for the newly invented, coveted range of modern pens.
A man of distinction needs the right tool for every job, so why settle for cheap plastic pens that glob ink all over your important papers or dry up at the worst possible moment? Invest in a luxury pen and write your own success story!