Muhammad Ali is one of the world’s most renowned boxers. Instead of celebrating his career, Montegrappa is celebrating the man’s life with a series of collectable pens, cufflinks and even a special watch.
The IWC Pilot Watch special edition, was sold to a bidder for $60,000. The watch has a 18K white gold casing and 46mm diameter for the main dial. The main dial is black with red Arabic numeral markings, and the white minute’s markings in between. The movement is an in-house creation, the Calibere 5111, the largest mechanical movement made by IWC.
The sets are limited edition, with only 83 to be produced. The fountain pen, with Ali’s image featured predominantly on the shaft, includes an 18k gold nib complete with ebonite feeder. The artwork is done by Lorena Straffi, featuring the boxer in a ready position of when Ali was in his prime. The end-piece of the cap is marked with the number 70 fringed with laurel leaves.
Included with the pen is a pair of miniature boxing glove cufflinks. The cufflinks are made out of three different materials depending on which set you purchase. They can come in sterling silver, 18k gold, or 18k gold with diamonds. The pens also vary depending on which set is purchased. Of the sets produced, one will be so limited that there will be only three offered for sale. This set features a fountain pen crafted with 18k gold and diamonds. The cufflinks match the pen, and are also crafted of 18k gold with diamonds.