CNBC: “Swiss penmaker Caran d’Ache and avant garde watchmaker MB&F are taking their crafts to new heights — even out of this world, you might say.
Last year, the designers collaborated on the Astrograph, a rocket-shaped pen inspired by the moon landing.
However, despite the playful nature of the item, the pen is decidedly luxe. Only 99 were ever produced and it retails for $19,900. Lucky for us, CNBC’s “Secret Lives of the Super Rich,” got a close of up look at one available at Westime in Beverly Hills, a high-end watch and jewelry shop, as featured on a recent episode to the show.
The rocket is constructed of 99 separate parts and plated with rare precious medals, such as rhodium and ruthenium. At the base is a 14-step ladder that leads to the ship’s concealed entry door, which allows its landing legs to pop out.”