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World’s Most Expensive Pen


oddly enough it does not fry bacon or take out the trash

Mont blanc and Van clef & Arpels collaborated to bring the world the Bob Mackie of pens! Playa, if Cher uncapped this bad boy she could wear the pieces to the Oscars. The designers have done something similar to a kindergarten glittery art project – replacing glitter with diamonds, which appeared to be strip mined from Liberace’s toilet seat.

Given what I know about pens, which I’d admit is not as much as I’d like, I am not entirely sure under what conditions a pen like this would be appropriate. Signing a treaty banning blood diamonds? No, that wouldn’t do it. Writing an entry in your million dollar journal hand crafted with the shells of unicorn eggs and fairy dust? Perhaps. In any case, I guess it would have to be some kind of special to justify breaking out an instrument, which in some cases might be worth more than you are.

That said, I bet nothing makes you feel more like a royalty as you play another round of “beat the bank” with twenty dollar check written with this pen. Though if you actually owned a pen such as this one, you could probably pay someone to write those checks and have the subsequent freak outs for you.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 04/03/2010 3:41 pm

    You definitely don’t take a pen like this to work and leave it on your desk for your thieving co-workers to purloin. I view a pen like this as the nuclear weapon of writing instruments — the “don’t make me use this” pen.

    Your comments about kindergarten project and Liberace’s toilet seat made me LOL! Actually more than glitter it reminds me of those picture frames with gold-painted macaroni glued to it.

  2. Rob D permalink
    04/07/2010 9:46 am

    Nevertheless, fountain pens just feel good to write with. (Now that one looks like it might be a bit uncomfortable on the hand for that extended entry in the unicorn parchment journal, but the Mount Blanc business end is likely to feel good…)

  3. 04/07/2010 10:02 am

    Rob D – I am slowly trying to get into fountain pens! Where should a newb start? Like I’m looking for something with training wheels.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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