Aurora continues its journey through the Solar System, inspired by the splendor of the Planets. The limited edition Aurora 88 Mercurio fountain pen is the seventh release in Aurora’s Stellar Collection, following the Sole, Nebulosa, Marte, Urano, Saturno, and Nettuno.
The Aurora 88 Mercurio is made entirely in Torino, Italy. The cap and barrel are made from marbled white and beige Auroloide while the cap’s finial, grip section, and piston knob are made from black resin. It features a rhodium-plated 18kt gold nib and chrome-plated trim.
This pen also features Aurora's exclusive Hidden Reservoir piston fill system with a built-in ink reserve. It gives you just a bit of extra ink so you don’t run dry mid-thought. When it is starting to run dry, just twist the piston knob a couple times to release the extra ink.
Each Aurora 88 Mercurio comes in an elegant box in black lacquered wood, with black interior to enhance its brightness. A commemorative sleeve celebrates Aurora's first 100 years. It comes with a manual and is covered by Aurora’s 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Aurora only produced 888 of these pens and each one is individually numbered.
- Fountain Pens
- White, Brown
Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.
- Body Material
- Cap Rotations
For pens with a screw-cap closure, how many rotations it takes to uncap/recap the pen.
- Cap Type
How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).
- Compatible inks & refills
Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.
- Bottled inks
- Filling Mechanism
How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.
- Grip Material
- Nib Size
- Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium
- Nib Color
- Nib Material
- 18kt Gold
Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.
Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).
- Diameter - Body
- 13.8mm (0.54in)
- Diameter - Cap (without clip)
- 15.2mm (0.60in)
- Diameter - Cap (with clip)
- 19.9mm (0.78in)
- Diameter - Grip
Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.
- 9.7mm (0.38in)
- Length - Body
The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.
- 129.6mm (5.10in)
- Length - Cap
- 62.4mm (2.46in)
- Length - Nib
The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.
- 21.7mm (0.85in)
- Length - Overall (Closed)
- 136.5mm (5.37in)
- Length - Overall (Posted)
When the cap of the pen is posted onto the back of the pen body, this is the measurement of the entire pen including the nib.
- 157.3mm (6.19in)
- Weight - Body
- 14.0g (0.49oz)
- Weight - Cap
- 7.0g (0.25oz)
- Weight - Overall
- 21.0g (0.74oz)
- Max Ink Capacity - Piston Vac
The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using the built-in piston or vacuum filling mechanism.