Introducing the 2012 Year of the Dragon Pen Collection by Cross

Uniting the passion and eccentricity of the Year of the Dragon personality with the innovation and quality of Cross, the new special edition Year of the Dragon Pen Collection breathes new fire into the world of writing instruments.

Cross has been designing exquisite pens for over 160 years and the Year of the Dragon Collection is no exception, designed to be used and displayed with pride. The pens are decorated with a beautiful dragon design, deeply etched into 23ct gold plated high gloss lacquer, hand polished in Red or Black – Chinese culture says that red represents good luck and gold good fortune, the most popular combination of colours for celebration and happiness. Each pen is presented is a luxurious gift box with removable display cradle. 

Cross Year of the Dragon, FP, black

Hot on the heels of the growing trend for revivalism, the art of handwriting is returning as we reminisce and revive nostalgic styles and traditions. With a return to connoisseurship, the trend for quality, unique detail and heritage is also growing among today’s new breed of ‘New Gent’ tribe of gentleman*, so there is a real calling for accessories with longevity and style – enter the Cross Year of the Dragon Collection.

[pullquote_left]As with all Cross writing instruments, the Year of the Dragon Collection comes with a lifetime mechanical guarantee.[/pullquote_left] The Collection is available in ball point (£200 RRP), rolling ball (£250 RRP) and fountain pen with solid 18ct gold nib (£300 RRP) in Red and Black lacquer finishes.

The Cross Year of the Dragon Collection is available from or at all good stores including Selfridges, Harrods, Goldsmiths and The Pen Shop. For stockist information please call 01582 422793 or visit