“Swiss Made” is not an uncommon phrase on Quill & Pad. In fact, it is used with great regularity. But we don’t think that it’s been used in conjunction with a company or product outside of the world of watches yet, has it?
Meet Caran d’Ache, a fully Swiss made, completely traditional pen and pencil manufacture located right in the heart of Geneva.
This nearly century-old institution is a family-owned, family-run business that operates nearly like a watch manufacture. Indeed, the ‘haute écriture’ products emerging from the workshops are at times comparable as unique works of art. Like the just plain amazing Caelograph, which allows one to see the position of the stars and the constellations at any given time, on any date, within the confines of the very limited-in-space lacquer body of the pen.