Fabulous modernity with an old-world quality and performance that places it squarely in the realm of the finest of writing instruments. Ebony wood barrel is meticulously set with platinum rings (Anello means rings in Italian) so precisely fitted they are imperceptible to the touch. Cap, spring-loaded clip and tapered end-piece are platinum-plated. When not in use, cap sets firmly into place to prevent the smoothly-flowing ink from drying out. A work of art.