S.T. Dupont's Iconic Pen Collections

S.T. Dupont's Iconic Pen Collections

In the realm of luxury writing instruments, S.T. Dupont emerges as a hallmark of unmatched elegance, innovation, and craftsmanship. With a rich history that mirrors its prowess in creating luxury lighters, S.T. Dupont has curated an exquisite collection of pens, each model bearing its unique distinction and heritage. Today, we delve into the heart of S.T. Dupont's pen collections, showcasing the breadth and depth of a range designed to appeal to connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike.

Classique: The Essence of Elegance (1973 - 2014)

The Classique collection stands as a tribute to timeless design and sophistication. Known for its slender profile and impeccable balance, the Classique pen is a favorite among those who appreciate understated luxury. Crafted with precious metals and finished with S.T. Dupont's signature lacquer, each Classique pen is a testament to the brand's dedication to craftsmanship and quality.

Two S.T. Dupont classique ballpoint pens, in red with gold accents and blue with palladium accents

S.T. Dupont Classique Ligne 1 Fountain Pen With orange lacquer and gold finishS.T. Dupont Classique Ligne 2 in all gold
S.T. Dupont Classique Fountain Pen Ligne 1 (Left) and Ligne 2 (Right)

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The Classique pen is defined by its slender, elegant silhouette. Its sleek body is often finished with S.T. Dupont’s signature lacquer or precious metals, such as gold or silver, exuding a timeless appeal. The clip is simple and unobtrusive, maintaining the pen's streamlined appearance.

Montparnasse: Tributes to Parisian Grandeur (1989 - 1998)

Named after iconic Parisian locales, the Montparnasse is an embodiment of French elegance and flair. This collection features pens with intricate guilloche patterns, precious metal accents, and the flawless application of lacquer. They are a homage to the artistic and cultural heritage of Paris.

S.T. Dupont Montparnasse fountain pen in black lacquer with gold accents. The cap is open standing next to the nib of the pen.

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The Montparnasse model is distinguishable by its broad section where the fingers grip and its tapered cap. Setting it apart from several other S.T. Dupont pen designs, the nib of this pen is revealed by twisting a knob located at the base, a mechanism reminiscent of the one found on their Ligne 1 and 2 lighter series. The Montparnasse was available in Medium, Large and Extra Large sizes.

Gatsby: A Nod to the Roaring Twenties (1992 - 1996)

Evoking the glamour and daring spirit of the 1920s, the Gatsby collection combines art deco elegance with S.T. Dupont's renowned craftsmanship. The distinct geometric patterns and the use of precious materials make the Gatsby a standout piece, offering a writing experience that is both luxurious and historically enriched.

S.T. Dupont Gatsby fountain pen with brown natural lacquer and gold accents. Cap is open and laid next to the pen

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Characterized by its art deco-inspired design, the Gatsby features geometric patterns and a compact, yet robust, build. The pen often showcases a distinctive lacquer finish with metal accents, embodying the lavish spirit of the Roaring Twenties. While similar in appearance to the Classique, the Gatbsy pen is recognizable by its shorter-than-average cap and clip. The cap secures to the pen by sliding it into the lip of the barrel.

Olympio: Modern Classic (1996 - 2011)

The Olympio collection, also known as Orpheo in some markets, stands out for its modern yet timeless design. Available in a range of materials and finishes, these pens offer a robust and satisfying writing experience, suitable for everyday use and special occasions alike.

S.T. Dupont Olympio Limited Edition 007 James Bond Fountain Pen with Black natural lacquer and palladium finishes. The gold nib is engraved with 007

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The Olympio collection, also known as Orpheo, offers a modern classic look with a slightly wider body for a comfortable hold. These pens are versatile, featuring a range of materials from matte black lacquer to vibrant colored finishes and metal accents. The Olympio was originally available in Large and Extra Large sizes. The Fidelio soon followed, but soon was changed to be known as the Olympio Medium. The Olympio has a distinctive, balanced shape with rounded ends and a slight taper towards the writing point, which may differ from the more pronounced tapering or different silhouettes of other models.

Lady: Refined Femininity (1997 - 2001)

Designed with the discerning woman in mind, the Lady collection encapsulates elegance and refined femininity. These pens are distinguished by their slimmer profile, delicate detailing, and the use of softer hues and precious stones. The Lady pen is a symbol of grace and sophistication.

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Tailored for a more feminine aesthetic, Lady pens are slimmer and often adorned with delicate details, such as jewel clips or floral patterns. They come in softer colors or with precious stones, emphasizing refined elegance and grace. The Lady model stands out due to its absence of a pocket clip. Similar to the Gatsby model, the cap of the Lady pen secures by sliding into the groove at the barrel's opening.

Ellipses: The Geometry of Luxury (2001 - 2003)

The Ellipses collection is celebrated for its unique shape and ergonomic design. With a focus on simplicity and functionality, these pens boast an elliptical body that ensures a comfortable writing experience. The Ellipses models are a perfect blend of modern design principles and traditional craftsmanship.

Two S.T. Dupont Ellipses pens set on a sheet of graphing paper. The caps are open to reveal a dutone gold nib and a palladium plated gold nib

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Unique for its elliptical shape, the Elepsis stands out with a body that curves gently, ensuring an ergonomic grip. This collection focuses on minimalistic design, often presented in polished metal finishes or with subtle lacquer detailing.

Neo-Classique Collection (2008 - 2012)

The Neo-Classique collection represents a fusion of traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design elements. These pens are notable for their generous proportions, providing a substantial feel in the hand, and are often adorned with intricate details such as guilloché engraving, Chinese lacquer, and precious metal accents.

S.T. Dupont Neo-Classique fountain pen with black lacquer and palladium finishes. Palladium circles accent the barrel and the cap of the pen.

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The collection pays homage to the classical art of pen making while integrating modern design sensibilities, making each piece a timeless yet modern accessory for writing. The Neo-Classique pens are a testament to S.T. Dupont’s mastery in blending art and function, offering collectors and enthusiasts a piece that is both a writing instrument and a work of art. The Neo-Classique is a "modern" take on the Classique pen with larger proportions - easily identified by the large size.

Defi: Precision and Performance (2009 - 2021)

The Defi collection is characterized by its contemporary design and high-performance writing mechanism. Designed for precision and efficiency, the Defi pens feature a streamlined, aerodynamic body and are equipped with the latest technology to ensure a smooth and reliable writing flow.

S.T. Dupont Defi Ballpoint pen in all matte black

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The Defi pens are recognizable by their high-tech, industrial design. They have a streamlined, aerodynamic shape with a focus on performance, often made from materials like carbon fiber, stainless steel, and with a distinctive, functional clip.

Liberte: Freedom in Design (2010 - Current)

Liberte pens are crafted for those who admire sleek and modern aesthetics. With a distinctive tapered design and a focus on vibrant colors and finishes, these pens embody freedom and creativity, making every writing task a pleasure.

S.T. Dupont Liberte fountain pen with white lacquer and rose gold finishes. The top of the cap is shaped like a cut diamond, and embellished the S.T. Dupont "D" logo on top

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Liberte pens have a contemporary, tapered design, narrower at the top and widening towards the base. The collection is notable for its diamond shaped cap, vibrant colors and finishes, often accented with shiny metal clips and trimmings for a touch of modernity.


New Line D & Elysée: The Signature Line (2013 - Current)

Line D represents the quintessence of S.T. Dupont's pen collections. Offering a perfect balance of weight and writing comfort, these pens are designed for those who value the art of writing. The collection features a variety of finishes, from classic black lacquer to limited edition designs, each bearing the distinctive clip.

S.T. Dupont New Line D Fountain Pen in black lacquer with palladium accents and matching stainless steel cufflinks plated with palladium

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The signature Line D pens are distinguished by their perfect balance and heft, designed for optimal writing comfort. They feature the iconic ‘D’ clip with lacquer accents and are available in a variety of finishes, including classic lacquer and rare woods or materials.

Streamline Collection (2014-2015)

The Streamline collection is inspired by the sleek, aerodynamic design principles of the Art Deco movement, particularly reflecting the streamlined designs of the 1930s and 1940s that emphasized speed and fluidity. This collection stands out for its modern, industrial aesthetic, often incorporating materials such as aluminum, carbon fiber, and stainless steel to achieve a lightweight yet durable construction.

S.T. Dupont Streamline Fountain Pen inspired by the industrial streamline movement with black lacquer and palladium finish.

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The design is characterized by smooth, elongated bodies with minimalistic detailing, offering a contemporary twist on classic elegance. The Streamline pens are designed for those who appreciate modern design and functionality, combining S.T. Dupont’s legacy of craftsmanship with innovative materials and engineering.

D-Initial: Entry-Level Luxury (2017-Current)

The D-Initial collection offers an accessible entry point into the world of S.T. Dupont pens. With a contemporary design and an attractive price point, these pens do not compromise on quality, offering the signature S.T. Dupont writing experience to a broader audience.

S.T. Dupont D-initial Pens Sitting with cap open

Aimed at offering an accessible entry into S.T. Dupont’s world, the D-Initial pens have a contemporary, bold design. With a pronounced taper from cap to body, these pens are made from metal and finished in bright lacquer or sophisticated matte textures, featuring a large, prominent clip, accented with black lacquer.

Sword: The Mark of Precision (2020 - 2022)

The S.T. Dupont Sword collection exemplifies the artistry of precision in fine writing instruments. With its sharp, streamlined design, the Sword pen echoes the finesse and strength of its namesake.

S.T. Dupont Sword Collection fountain pen and rollerball pen in black lacquer with palladium accents

The Sword’s standout feature is its clip, reminiscent of the elegant and timeless weapon, which doubles as a statement piece and a testament to the meticulous attention to detail synonymous with S.T. Dupont. Crafted from noble materials and finished with intricate detailing, the Sword pen is a preferred choice for those who value precision and a striking design in their writing tools.

Line D Eternity: Timeless Appeal (2023 - Current)

Building on the legacy of the Line D collection, the Line D Eternity series introduces pens with even more luxurious materials and intricate designs. These limited-edition pieces are collectors' items, merging the art of writing with the art of luxury craftsmanship.

S.T. Dupont Line D Eternity Limited Edition Year of the Dragon in black and palladium

Building on the Line D’s heritage, the Eternity series elevates luxury with even more intricate designs and precious materials. These pens often feature detailed engravings, lacquer work, and are sometimes embellished with gemstones, making each a work of art. Similar to the Line D, however, the clip has evolved, taking inspiration from the S.T. Dupont Sword collection, designed with a classic, elegant aesthetic.

Defi Millennium: Legacy and Appeal (2022 - Current)

This collection is a contemporary reinterpretation of the brand’s commitment to innovation, performance, and design excellence, introduced to celebrate the turn of the millennium. Designed with the modern professional in mind, the Defi Millennium series stands out for its futuristic aesthetics, precision engineering, and unparalleled writing comfort.

S.T. Dupont Defi Millennium fountain and rollerball pens in black lacquer with palladium finishes

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The Defi Millennium pens are characterized by their bold, architectural lines and the use of advanced materials. Incorporating elements such as carbon fiber, titanium, and palladium finishes, these pens exude a modern, high-tech vibe that is both visually striking and tactilely satisfying. The design is streamlined, with a focus on ergonomics and balance, ensuring a smooth, effortless writing experience.

Through the Years: A Legacy of Innovation and Elegance

From the earliest models to the latest collections, S.T. Dupont has consistently pushed the boundaries of design and functionality in writing instruments. Each collection, from the Classique to the D-Initial, tells a story of innovation, elegance, and a deep-seated respect for the art of writing. Whether you seek the understated elegance of the Classique, the modern sophistication of the Defi, or the luxurious allure of the Line D Eternity, S.T. Dupont offers a writing instrument that not only serves its purpose but also stands as a piece of art, a symbol of legacy, and a testament to the enduring power of craftsmanship.


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