2008 - Indian Satinwood
No fewer than 84 rectangles have to be individually hand-made for the filigree herringbone pattern. No two segments are identical: each can be fitted at just a single position on the barrel. The masterpiece is crowned by a chessboard-faceted citrine gemstone set in the platinum-plated end cap. Platinized metal parts and an 18-carat bicolour gold nib provide the finishing touches to this Pen of the Year 2008, each pen individually numbered.