Montegrappa Celebrates Ernest Hemingway With An Arabian Sailing Trip

Emma Hodgson   |   21-02-2024

Paying homage to literary icon of the 20th century, Ernest Hemingway, Montegrappa has released the latest instalment in the Hemingway Collection – ‘The Old Man and the Sea’. 

The limited edition writing instrument is dedicated to the novel which is considered to be one of Hemingway’s greatest masterpieces, with the book winning him the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes for Literature and cementing him as one of the greatest authors in literary history.

To celebrate the new timepiece, the launch will be tied to the Dubai to Muscat sailing race, which is set to take place on the 24th of February. 

Starting from the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club (DOSC) on Jumeirah Beach, teams will sail across the Arabian Gulf to the deep waters of the Indian Ocean, passing along the coast of the Musandam Peninsula and through the famous Straits of Hormuz. The final leg will take the participants on a southeastern route leading to Muscat, the capital city of the Sultanate of Oman, before finishing at Marina Bandar Al Rowdha.

As a prize sponsor of this prestigious race, Montegrappa will award one piece from the ‘Old Man and the Sea’ limited edition collection as the Line Honours Prize to the captain of the first boat to cross the Straits of Hormuz in this thrilling race. 

The prize piece, a fountain pen, handcrafted in gold-plated sterling silver, is one of an exclusive production of only 100 pieces and has a retail value of over AED 25,000. 

Over 20 teams are expected to participate with a mix of keelboats and multihulls from 27 to 100 ft in length.  

In addition to the Line Honours Prize, Montegrappa will also be giving away runner-up prizes from its collections. Among these prizes is the coveted Hemingway “The Fisherman” rollerball pen, valued at AED 8,820, as well as the new limited-edition fragrance “From Sand to Sky”, Montegrappa’s latest fragrance collaboration proudly made in the UAE.