The highbrow history buff will appreciate Rolls-Royce not just for being the celebrated automobile that it is, but also for building the variants of the most iconic fighter plane of all time, the legendary Spitfire MK1, which was the backbone of the Royal Air Force during World War II.
We’re offering a unique Spitfire-related men’s accessory from Dunhill—a limited edition (150 in total) Fighter Provenance Fountain Pen, which is not just named for the Spitfire, but is actually made from the aluminum casing of an original Spitfire Rolls Royce Merlin engine. Because the anodized aluminum fountain pen is fashioned from a genuine 60-year-old engine, markings from the recasting process are visible on it, adding to its beauty and authenticity. The fountain pen incorporates several elements from the Spitfire’s design, including a clip that’s shaped like its propeller and a Plexiglass cap and ink gauge that resemble its cockpit.
The pen also has panel and rivet details that emulate the Spitfire’s fuselage. Only a handful of the pens remain, and after they sell out, no more will be made. The Spitfire made its first public flight in 1936 and went on to become the preeminent British plane of the War, beloved by its pilots and the public alike. It remains one of the most revered planes ever built.
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