Hermès have unveiled the Nautilus, a pen conceived by Australian industrial designer Marc Newson and developed with Japanese company Pilot.
It marks the launch of a new category of objects which also includes notebooks, writing paper and leather accessories. Something other luxury brands are also doing, most notably Louis Vuitton.
Made of solid aluminum and stainless steel, with a rhodium-plated white gold nib, the fountain pen is available in six nib widths.
Ink cartridges come in black and carbon blue ( god knows why anyone would want that colour) , in addition there are three colours exclusive to Hermès: H red, ebony and blood orange.
The pen is also available as a ballpoint version with two widths.