Cross launches stunning Year of the Monkey Collection

Cross, one of the world’s leading designers in high-end pens, has been crafting writing implements for over 160 successful years. However, 2016 brings a very special new item to their extensive catalogue, the Cross Year of the Monkey collection. This stunning and elegant range has been designed to celebrate the Chinese Zodiac and in particular, the year of the Monkey.

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These captivating and beautiful handcrafted writing instruments are inspired by the Golden Snub-Nosed Monkeys of Central America (below). Deriving an exciting colour palette from the animal, these pens are eye certainly catching, to say the least.

The “Tibetan Teal” version of the pen takes its influences directly from the animal, whereas the platinum plate version is a slightly more toned down take. If you look closely, the pens are etched with tasteful images of the monkeys, in order to carry through the theme more effectively. To finish off the pen, each has a 23K gold-plated overlay, which gives yet another layer of class and elegance.

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The collection is available in three technologies: ball point (RRP £210), rolling ball (RRP £260) and impressive fountain pen with a solid 18ct gold nib, all decorated with a unique monkey design (RRP £310).

This is an ideal purchase for those who desire a writing instrument, which provides the ultimate luxury feel and look. According to the brand, “the Year of the Monkey Collection represents creativity, energy and intelligence, all characteristics of people born in a ‘monkey year’”. We have to say that the teal pen is captivating to behold and it’s a real treat to hold such a finely finished piece. It really is magnificent. The pen is not only an aesthetic triumph, but it also glides across the paper and nestles neatly in the hand. This exclusive piece is an exquisite example of craftsmanship and skill, for which CROSS has become world famous.

Golden Snub-Nosed Monkeys of Central America
Golden Snub-Nosed Monkeys of Central America

In addition to the pen itself, the Cross Year of the Monkey Collection comes with a lifetime mechanical guarantee. Plus, each writing instrument is presented in a stunning, luxury gift box, with a removable presentation stand so you can display your pen with pride. The box itself is adorned with Chinese markings and carries on the same level of high-end style, therefore echoing the quality of the pen itself.

Where you born in the year of the Monkey? Previous years fell on the following dates: 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004. Find out more at

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