Montegrappa – ILIE NĂSTASE RETRO 73

A salute to rogue spirit

Montegrappa - ILIE NĂSTASE RETRO 73
Montegrappa – ILIE NĂSTASE RETRO 73

While the record books remember Ilie Năstase as a six-time Grand Slam winner and world number one, history will always remember him for what he brought to the court. The swagger, the speed, the look…the attitude. ‘Nasty’ was known as an innovator and entertainer extraordinaire – much like this retro-aware, sportive piece featuring unique forehand and backhand modes.

Montegrappa - ILIE NĂSTASE RETRO 73

FEATURES

Material: wood, leather

Trim: sterling silver 925

Nib: 18k gold

Filling system: piston

Packaging: special

Length: 160 mm

Diameter: 17.0 mm

Weight: 77.00 gr

LIMITED EDITION

780 Fountain Pens

479 Rollerball pens

SERIES

Icons

LIE NĂSTASE

Characteristic of the volatility of the Năstase game is the unique signature clip and cap top, made of cast silver using the lost wax method. Its overall form is that of a tennis racquet, but the webbing itself rotates. One side shows a tennis ball making contact with the racquet, while the flip side shows Ilie’s mid-finger gesture, typical of his more nervous moments. The cap itself is clad in perforated brown leather, redolent of vintage tennis racquet grips.

BARREL
Montegrappa - ILIE NĂSTASE RETRO 73

Made in a light-coloured wood recalling the tennis racquets of the Năstase era, personalised with his signature in red colour.

Clip
Montegrappa - ILIE NĂSTASE RETRO 73

One side shows a tennis ball making contact with the racquet.

Montegrappa - ILIE NĂSTASE RETRO 73
Montegrappa - ILIE NĂSTASE RETRO 73

The Ilie Năstase Collection is limited to 780 fountain pens.

Corresponding to the number of matches won in the male singles category, and 479 Rollerball pens equalling the number of his doubles victories.

The fine details
Montegrappa - ILIE NĂSTASE RETRO 73

Are fashioned in dark blue resin, with the final junction before the nib realised in the colours of the Romanian flag, to recall Ilie’s favourite elastic wrist-band worn during matches.

Clip
Montegrappa - ILIE NĂSTASE RETRO 73

This side shows Ilie’s mid-finger gesture, typical of his more nervous moments.

For More information: https://www.montegrappa.com

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4 Replies to “Montegrappa – ILIE NĂSTASE RETRO 73”

  1. What a visual treat to the fans of Ilie Nastase as well as Tennis & Fountain pen lovers. Montegrappa has interestingly rallied around with nostalgia adding the minute details of the Romanian flag wristband, the clip which is like a racquet and the rotating racquet showcasing a ball on one side and the mid finger gesture, capturing the characteristics of the player. The cap is so gripping that one cannot take their eyes off it! The signature on the barrel is stamp of class of the numero uno and six times Grand Slam Champion.
    Chawm you have served the final ace writing for Montegrappa, who has won the GAME…SET….& MATCH with this marvel!

     
  2. never got to saw Ilie Năstase live. But as a avid fan of the sport i know him. May be every tennis followers knows him. Montegrappa gives tribute with this unique design of a pen. Nicely done.

     
  3. The cap,body nib,all mark s the legend he is. I have fallen in love with the cap in particular. Do you have one of these sir?if yes please show it to us..

     
  4. Designing a fountain pen with the essence of a tennis superstar of a bygone era is definitely challenging. But Montegrappa pulled it off with an ace. Everything of the pen will give the pen lovers and sports enthusiast a grand slam treat.

     

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