It's not just movies that are being shown off at Cannes. Visconti pen
s took the opportunity of the film festival to debut their new Divine Proportion pen. They chose the Cannes Film Festival because the opening night movie was "The Da Vinci Code" and the novel talked about the mathematical relationship popularly known as "The Divine Proportion" which is seen as the essence of aesthetic perfection.
The golden mean (1.618) or phi ratio was used to develop the pen and including the length of the celluloid cap and barrel, the five-sided star shape of the inside, and the golden spiral or Nautilus barrel. The pen is trimmed in sterling silver and has a two-tone, 18K nib and a "Push & Pull" filling system. There is a riddle inside the pen, five numbers hidden inside the cap, clip, body and barrel of the pen. If you solve the riddle you win a golden Visconti inkwell. The pen is limited to 1,618 pieces in sterling silver and sells for $1290
. There are also 618 gold-trimmed pens available.