on saleVisconti Galileo Galilei Fountain Pen (Limited Edition)

Product Code VI-KP59-01-FP-F

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on saleVisconti Galileo Galilei Fountain Pen (Limited Edition)

Product Code VI-KP59-01-FP-F

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$4,796.00

MSRP $5,995.00

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Visconti is excited to announce the Galileo Galilei limited edition fountain pen. This collection celebrates the life and legacy of one of the world's most influential scientists and intellectuals. Galileo Galilei, born in Pisa, Tuscany, on February 15th, 1564, was a pioneer of scientific inquiry, an astronomer, inventor, philosopher and writer.

The collection features:

  • A new, "Galileo Double Filler" filling system that allows for safer and cleaner refilling of the pen.
  • Patented "double-reservoir" with moon phase overlay detailing.
  • In-house crafted 18kt gold nib with palladium plating.
  • Limited edition out of 188 pieces worldwide

Galileo Galilei made significant contributions to the scientific method, improved the optical technology for telescopes and discovered many celestial objects, including the four largest moons of Jupiter, which he named after the Medici family of Florence.

The pen's body is made of aged Vermeil and demo resin, which allows the ink level and the unique filling system for this collection to be seen. This system, a tribute to Galileo's technical genius, is similar to our Power Filler Double Reservoir, but without an external piston in the blind cap. This makes refilling safer, cleaner, and more consistent with the pen barrel design and is reminiscent of an ancient telescope.

Demo resin is a recurring element of this collection which also appears in the section and in the cap, providing a view of the 18kt gold palladium-plated nib. The decorative elements of the pen recall the Baroque craftsmanship of Galileo's time. In particular, thanks to the variety of materials used, antiqued vermeil and polished palladium, a subtle chiaroscuro effect is achieved. The fine engravings of the demo moon phases and Florentine lilies further enhance this stunning design.

Not only is the Galileo pen itself a masterpiece of technical craftsmanship, but its desk set is equally exceptional. It comes with a wooden case that reveals a unique stand for the pen, resembling a telescope pointing at the heavens. The stand is modeled after the astrolabes that Galileo used, with a globe of the Earth orbiting a golden Sun. Open the box to discover the universe at your fingertips. The amazing starry night sky illuminated on the back wall of the box is created by a rechargeable led light strip reflecting off of a series of mirrors. This is Visconti's unique homage to Galileo's contributions and innovations in astronomy and optics.

Please also note we are unable to accept a return of this pen for any reason once it has been used with ink. Please thoroughly inspect and dry test the pen before use.

Condition
New
Brand
Visconti
Type
Fountain Pens
Color
Clear, Gold
Demonstrator

Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.

Yes
Body Material
Gilded Silver, Brass, Titanium, Transparent Acrylic Resin
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).

Screw-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.

Double Reservoir Power Filler
Grip Material
Metal
Nib Size
Fine, Medium
Nib Color
Silver
Nib Material
18k Gold
Postable

Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.

No
Retractable

Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).

No
Trim
Aged Yellow Gold, Palladium
Length - Nib

The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.

23.0mm (0.91in)
Weight - Body

If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.

47g (1.66oz)
Weight - Cap
38g (1.34oz)
Weight - Overall (g)
85.0g

FAQs about Fountain Pens

How do I fill a fountain pen with ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the pen's filling mechanism, which you can find in the Technical Specs section above. 

Here's a quick definition of the most common filling mechanisms:

  • Cartridge - A small, disposable, sealed plastic reservoir that holds fountain pen ink. These come pre-filled with ink, and typically you just push to insert them into place and you'll be ready to write! Check out our quick guide here.
  • Converter - A detachable and refillable ink reservoir that allows you to use bottled ink in a cartridge-accepting pen. Typically you will install the converter into the grip section, dip the nib/feed into the ink, and twist or pull the converter knob to draw ink into the converter. Here's a video for how to fill a cartridge/converter pen using a LAMY pen as an example.
  • Eyedropper - A pen that utilizes the entire barrel as a reservoir for ink. Ink is directly filled into the barrel, allowing for a high ink capacity. Here's a video on how to do it!
  • Piston - A type of filling system that uses a retracting plunger inside a sealed tube to draw ink into a pen. They are typically either twist or push-operated. These pens cannot accept cartridges or a converter, and only fill from bottled ink.
  • Vacuum - A push-style piston that uses pressure to fill the large pen body with ink. They seal the ink chamber when closed, making it ideal for flying without risk of leaking. Check out our video on how to use a vac filler here.

Check out more info on these filling mechanisms including a video on how to fill each one on our blog.

How do I clean a fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the filling mechanism, but it mostly comes down to flushing it out with water, and sometimes a little bit of Pen Flush if the ink is really stuck. 

It's a bit easier to show than to tell, so we've put together a few quick videos showing you the process:

How often do I need to clean my fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We recommend a good cleaning every 2 weeks, and any time you change ink colors. 

Water will usually do the trick, but we recommend you use our Goulet Pen Flush if the ink has been left in the pen for a while and could have dried up, or when you’re switching ink colors.

My pen won’t write! What do I do? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

First things first... make sure you have ink in the pen! Be sure that the ink cartridge or converter is seated properly in the pen, and that you aren't out of ink.

We always recommend you give your pen a good cleaning first, using our Goulet Pen Flush, or a drop of dish soap in some water. New pens often have some machining oil residue left in the feed, so a good cleaning often does the trick first.

If that still doesn't work, try priming the feed. This consists of either dipping your pen nib and feed in ink, or forcing ink from the converter down into the feed. 

If it’s still not working after that, please reach out to us so we can help! 

What's your return policy? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

You can submit a return request within 30 days of your order date. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.

Please note we are unable to accept a return of any Namiki or Sailor Bespoke fountain pen for any reason once it has been used with ink. Please thoroughly inspect and dry test the pen before use.