OMAS - Extra Lucens Black (2013)
OMAS is recognizing the importance of the original Extra Lucens model which was first created in 1926. The Extra Lucens Limited Edition series started in 2011 is part of the OMAS Vintage Collection.
The series of Lucens Limited Editions, first launched in 2011 is scheduled to have a new Limited Edition issued each year. That can be bad news for me! Collection!
The Extra Lucens is handmade, the dodecahedral shape is authentic and the celluloid inspired by the ones used for the first models of the 1930s.
The 2013 Limited Edition, Extra Lucens Black, has a black colour cap, with streaks of gold, nicely matched with the same colour theme on a transparent body.
The yellow gold trim nicely finished a classic look to the pen.
My wife spotted this pen in an advertisement and she contacted Marco of Novelli Pen in Rome to have one with a broad nib ordered and waiting for me when we would arrive in Rome. Now there's motivation to ensure the trip takes place!
The pen is so classic and also has some unique aspects. The classic OMAS clip with the small wheel at the end to assist fitting over the cloth of pocket or the leather of a pen case differs on this pen as the wheel is in black onyx rather than gold as commonly found on the Arte Italiana line.
The name OMAS Extra Lucens is tastefully engraved on the body of the pen.
It is a numbered, limited edition pen, and the pen number is engraved on the cap of the pen. I am the proud owner of pen 51 of the 331 pens produced.
The nib is 18K gold and writes very smoothly. I had a pen with a Broad nib ordered and it just flows across the paper. OMAS uses an ebonite feed to match the history of the series and to create a flawless flow of ink.
OMAS, in creating the vintage look of the pen, reflects the size of pens of the 1930s. The Extra Lucen 2013 has a moderate length of 5.4 inches.
The celluloid body and cap make this pen relatively light to hold.
The cap of the pen easily posts on the body of the pen, and I find that I write with the cap posted the majority of the time.
The body and cap have the classic 12 sides of the classic OMAS lines and with this, the pen sits firmly on the top of the desk. I particularly like that in a pen.
I have always admired the Lucens line, and this opportunity to have one adds a real classic pen to my collection.
The pen comes in the standard limited edition presentation box that OMAS has been using the past couple of years. Pressed cardboard (quite sturdy) with an Ultrasuede inside. Beneath the platform that holds the pen, and a bottle of Black OMAS ink are the brochure and owner's card for the pen.
The pen has a similar look to the Extra Lucens Omaggio - the 75th Anniversary pen. That pen had a higher production run.
OMAS omaggia il modello originale Extra Lucens del 1936 attraverso una reinterpretazione che arricchisce la Collezione VBintage, las series inaugurata nel 2011 che vede orni anno il lancio di Edizioni Limitate ispirate alla storia quasi centenaria di OMAS.
OMAS pays homage to the original Extra Lucens model, created in 1936, through a brand-new version, pat of the Vintage Collection. This new series, launched for the first time in 2011, is enriched every year with a new Limited Editions inspired by the nearly one hundred years of OMAS history.