Cross Special Edition Year of the Monkey Platinum & 23KT Gold Plated Ballpoint Pen
Year of the Monkey celebrates birth years: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944 and 1932
This special collection honors the majestic yet endangered golden snub-nosed monkey of Southwest China. It’s an exquisitely designed writing instrument in two stunning finishes with 23KT gold-plated accents. Its imperial beauty is sure to inspire great things in those who own it. Beautiful deep-etched design inspired by the golden snub-nosed monkey.
About the Finish
- Handcrafted brushed platinum plated finish with deep-etched monkey engraving
- Genuine 23KT gold-plated inlays and appointments
About the Tip
- Swivel-action propel/repel feature
- Specially formulated Cross ink flows flawlessly for a superior writing experience
- Includes 1 Black Medium Ballpoint Refill (#8513) in pen; extra refills available in additional widths and colors
About the Chinese Zodiac
The Chinese Zodiac is based on a 12-year cycle, the time it takes Jupiter to travel around the sun. During the Han Dynasty (202BC-220AD) each Zodiac year was paired to an animal to represent the qualities of people born in that year. The Zodiac has played an important role in Chinese culture for over 2 millennia. Its animal symbols have been used in stories and folklore, and are considered to be a window into your personality and foreteller of prospects in love, luck, relationships, and success.
About the Series
Every year, Cross crafts a special-edition writing instrument celebrating the corresponding sign of the Chinese Zodiac. Each pen features a rich lacquer finish with a beautiful deep-etched animal engraving and 23KT gold-plated inlays and appointments. A symbol of luck and good fortune, each collectible is hand-polished and presented in a luxury keepsake box.
- Beautiful deep-etched design inspired by the golden snub-nosed monkey
- Ballpoint pen with Satin ink
- Packaged in Zodiac special edition gift box and stylish pen stand*
- Cross Lifetime Mechanical Guarantee
- Ballpoint Pen is 5 1/4 inches long
*UPDATE: Some of the presentation boxes may not be in perfect condition. The item is heavily discounted and sold-as-is.