JM Garis

Category Navigation:

Rollover to zoom  |  click to enlarge

More Views

Caran Dache Year of the Monkey 2016 Limited Edition Fountain Pen 5092.052

Email to a Friend


The Maison Caran d’Ache pays tribute to sophisticated arts in the “Chinese Calendar” collection, designed to revive the legend of the Chinese zodiac signs. The most recent creation, the limited edition “Year of the Monkey”, is issued as part of this exceptional line of writing instruments to celebrate the corresponding Chinese year in 2016. Legend has it that on New Year’s Eve, the powerful Jade Emperor called all the animals to a mysterious gathering while promising them a special offering. Only 12 of them responded to the invitation. According to the order in which they arrived, the Emperor then attributed to each a year that would be dedicated to them and bear their name. Endowed with a thirst for learning and a vivid imagination, the monkey is one of the most creative signs of the Chinese zodiac. These passionate beings have a creative mind and love a good challenge. Their intelligence and proven cleverness nurture social relationships, thus promising an exceptionally ingenious year. A spellbinding creation, a subtle blend of art and culture. Pursuing the aesthetic approach of the preceding limited editions, dedicated to the symbols of the Chinese zodiac, the “Year of the Monkey” resurrects the splendour of authentic Chinese lacquer. The animated figure of the monkey leaps out in yellow Chinese lacquer on a glossy black background that has been patiently applied layer after layer according to ancestral tradition. The monkey’s shimmering coat, its agile long arms and expressive face are depicted with the utmost delicacy on the body of the pen, presenting a design that is typically Asian in character. Each writing instrument is authenticated with the calligraphic sign of the monkey and the Chinese stamp of the Maison Caran d’Ache, applied in red as a token of good luck. Trim: gold plated Top of the cap: Numbering, 888 fountain pens and 888 roller pens888 is a lucky number in China and a symbol of fundamental balance. Writing block: 2 engraved monkeys Ring: Engraved Caran d’Ache logo & Swiss Made. Body and Cap: Yellow Chinese lacquer of the Monkey’s motif and black polished Chinese lacquer Body: Calligraphic representation of the Monkey character Red Chinese seal of “Caran d’Ache” Tip: “Chinese lacquer” engraved in Chinese In the pure tradition of Chinese Lacquer The limited edition is presented in a valuable box Limited Edition Certificate Authenticity Certificate – Chinese Lacquer User’s Guide & Lifetime international guarantee Brochure of the limited edition « Year of the Monkey
Free Shipping N/A

Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.

My Cart

You have no items in your shopping cart.




Got it!
The bag is wonderful!

Thank you very much! I was really exited by the service!




Ok cheers 
Should have payment now and hopefully a long term customer :)

Sent from my iPhone


I already received the parcel yesterday.
Thank you!


Hi Mark.
Just to let you know I received the cuff links this morning.
You have been more than helpful so thank you for providing excellent customer service.
Hope you have a lovely Xmas.
Thanks again

Hi Mark,

Many thanks. It now means I can present the pencil itself to our member of staff rather than just just a temporary alternative.
I hope we can use your website again for other gifts.


Hi Mark
Thanks very much for great service & assistance with my order.  As I said, with the James Bond connection, my husband is likely to be extremely pleased with the outcome!



Thank you very much for getting it for me. It is for my wedding. I will most definitely shop here again. Excellent service.

Many thanks


You're currently on: