Caran d'Ache 849 Nespresso Ballpoint Pen in Purple Arpeggio

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In collaboration with Nespresso, Caran d’Ache presents a new 849 limited edition ballpoint pen made with aluminum from recycled Nespresso coffee pod capsules. This eco-conscious writing instrument represents the common values of the two iconic Swiss companies, namely: sustainable development, innovation, and Swiss design quality.

Following the success of the 1st and 2nd editions (Dharkhan Blue and India Green, respectively), Caran d'Ache and Nespresso renew their partnership with the satin-smooth, deep purple "Arpeggio" capsule for the year 2020.

The iconic hexagonal profile of this lightweight yet durable aluminum body has a bright purple appearance thanks to a process of micro beading blasting and electrostatic treatment. As with the other Nespresso limited editions, the Arpeggio is engraved with the phrase, 'Made with recycled Nespresso Capsules" on the back of the pen body. The writing experience is exceptionally smooth thanks to the Goliath 849 ballpoint cartridge. The pen is packaged in an environmentally-friendly box made from 100% recycled and recyclable cardboard.

In 2015, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Nespresso’s commitment to recycle its aluminum coffee pod capsules, the company launched its Second Life project to breathe new life into its used pod capsules through a range of iconic Swiss products. Having already released a Victorinox Swiss Army knife and a Zena vegetable peeler, Nespresso partnered with Caran d’Ache to create a special 849, using recycled capsules’ aluminum for the body of the pen. Caran d’Ache Research & Development laboratory went through numerous tests to create an exclusive alloy using the aluminum from recycled coffee pod capsules, meeting the quality requirements of the 849.

Caran d'Ache 849 Special Edition collaboration with Nespresso Ballpoint Pen Specifications
  • Special Edition for 2020
  • Pen Material: Aluminum made from recycled Nespresso capsules. Chrome clip and top push button.
  • Hexagonal body design with the words, 'Made with recycled Nespresso Capsules" engraved on the side.
  • Pen Refill: Caran d'Ache Goliath Ballpoint Cartridge (proprietary). Can write up to 600 A4 size pages.
  • Pen Length: 5 in. / 127mm
  • Pen Diameter: 0.343 in. / 8.71mm
  • Pen Weight: 0.5 oz. / 14.17g
  • Packaged in an environmentally-friendly box made from 100% recycled and recyclable cardboard.
  • Made in Switzerland