The Aurora 100° Anniversario is a clear inspiration to the regality of the first capital of Italy, Torino.
The cabochon top and the rings are adorned with elegant and royal patterns reminding the beauty of the majestic halls you can find in some of Turins Palaces. The cabochon top and the rings are in 925 Sterling Silver, and so is the grip section of the pen.
You might like it or not, but indeed the Sterling Silver adds and matches the overall feeling of the Edition. The fact that it will get patina over months always gives me a sense of something very connecting between the Pen and its owner.
But let’s go to what really hits our eyes. And yes, it’s the deep wave textured red glazed Body and Cap of the 100° Anniversario. Auroras Export Manager Dott.ssa. Linda Di Fonzo confirms that “producing such an incredible guilloche flamé Body has been a beautiful Nightmare”.
Well, in fact, it doesn’t look like the easiest guilloche enamel work ever done, and we have to give credit to Aurora for making it happen.
Between the Body and the Grip section, you will find a little ink window that will help you define when the moment to fill it up again has come. Indeed one of the most romantic moments we have with our Fountain Pens.
The Manufacture Nib deserves some admiration too. As you might know already, Aurora produces an in-house Nib and that makes each single Aurora an absolute Masterpiece.
For the 100° Anniversario, Aurora decided to go for a Vintage looking Nib, which we know already from the Internazionale Model launched some months ago. In my opinion, the perfect nib to celebrate the 100 year of the brand, and it matches well with the overall feeling of the Edition.
As conclusion, i would say that Aurora is hitting the Market with a bold, eccentric and artistic Edition. One that will probably not make everyone happy, but will surely find a nice range of lovers. What i really appreciate is the fact that Aurora managed to make such a bold color as red, elegant and classy. Therefore, even if red isn’t your favorite color, it’s so beautifully made that it will match any of your outfits and almost every occasion where you’re trying to make a statement.