Embark on a creative odyssey with The Astrograph writing instrument. Projecting his dreams of conquering space onto a writing instrument was the original idea of MB&F founder Maximilian Büsser. The creative and technical forces within Caran d'Ache enthusiastically embraced this new adventure, both thrilling and complex. The result is the Astrograph writing instrument: an artistic union that took root among the common values held dear by both partners: creativity, respect for tradition, impeccable quality and Swiss Made. The slim, curved body of Astrograph is immediately reminiscent of the outline of a space rocket and contains a total of 99 components, comprising a multitude of innovative features: a "detent" system of vertical stabilization, launch-pad box, magnetic figurine. It takes more than 500 manual operations to produce each instrument, quite simply the most complex writing instrument ever made in the Caran d’Ache workshops. The Astrograph is available in three finishes – high-gloss rhodium, sandblasted matt rhodium and anthracite ruthenium, and can be purchased from MB&F’s website for a very, very pretty penny.