The Visconti Limited Edition Opera Master Polynesia features a gorgeous swirling translucent turquoise and green resin, complemented by palladium trim. This Opera Master Polynesia is limited to only 888 total fountain pens, each individually numbered. It uses an oversized 18kt white gold nib made in-house, closes via the 'hook safe lock', and fills via the double reservoir power filler.
The Opera Master 'Polynesia' transports the collector to the exotic Polynesian islands famous for its dazzling beaches, serene blue seas, and coral reefs shimmering in clear waters. This is an exceptional fountain pen featuring the many patented innovations favored and sought out by Visconti collectors:
'Double Reservoir' Power Filler: A vacuum filling system that is easy to use and has considerable benefits. Patented in 1998, this is arguably the most advanced filling system ever developed in fountain pen history. The user is able to fill the pen with the equivalent of 10 cartridges of ink, and thanks to the two reservoirs, prevents ink from leaking during air travel.
'Hook Safe Lock': This revolutionary closing system is very satisfying to operate and was created to lock the pen body into the cap to prevent the possibility of the pen accidentally unscrewing and leaking inside a pocket or bag.
'Semi- transparent demonstrator': The 'Polynesia' features a semi-transparent resin cap and body with beautiful swirls of blues, white, cream, and brown inspired by the paradise islands' luminous blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, swaying palm trees, and powdery beaches.
After more than 30 years of continuous research to perfect the design and engineering of writing instruments, Visconti is proudly announcing a new in-house nib completely designed and made by the Visconti team. This means the production of the entire nib unit: the feed, the nib housing and the nib itself. This important step will allow Visconti to fully customize and complete the in-house production of every Visconti pen. Bringing to the collector a complete 'Made in Florence' writing experience. The new buttery smooth nibs are available in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad and 1.3mm Stub sizes.
The Opera Master 'Polynesia' will be the first collection to be presented in the new Visconti packaging featuring the classic 'V' logo in luxurious silver and platinum colors creating a unique watermark design around the exterior of the box. The interior features a soft gray fabric and has a pull out drawer to store warranty information and extra refills. Visconti is also excited to announce that in continuation with their efforts to create environmentally friendly products, the new packaging is plastic free and recyclable.
In 1998, Visconti applied for the Italian patent for its Double Reservoir Power Filler, a unique filling system that allows a massive ink capacity and safe usage during air flights. Similar in operation to vacuum-filling pens (such as the larger Visconti Homo Sapiens), the Opera Master fills with a 3.4ml ink capacity in the sealed ink reservoir. Unique to this design, there is a second reservoir in between the vacuum seal and the pen’s feed that holds about 0.6ml, the size of a typical standard international short cartridge. Effectively, what you end up with here is the ink equivalent of a standard international cartridge that you can use to write (without having to unscrew the filler knob like you do with most other vacuum-fillers), with the contents of an entire pack of cartridges (or the entire Visconti Traveling Inkwell!) in the back of your pen.
You can also customize this pen with the magnetized MyPen System. We offer natural stones that you can swap into the finial in place of the Visconti logo coin.
- Fountain Pens
- Green, Turquoise
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).
- Hook Safe Lock
- 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.
- Double Reservoir Power Filler
- Grip Material
- Nib Size
- Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, 1.3mm Stub
- 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
- 15.6mm (0.61in)
- Diameter - Cap (without clip)
- 17.3mm (0.68in)
- Diameter - Cap (with clip)
- 20.3mm (0.80in)
- Diameter - Grip
Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.
- 10.1mm (0.40in)
- Length - Body
The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.
- 140.8mm (5.54in)
- Length - Cap
- 69.9mm (2.75in)
- Length - Nib
The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.
- 25.0mm (0.98in)
- Length - Overall (Closed)
- 156.2mm (6.15in)
- 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.
- 186.4mm (7.34in)
- Weight - Body
- 31.0g (1.09oz)
- Weight - Cap
- 20.0g (0.71oz)
- Weight - Overall
- 51.0g (1.80oz)
- 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.