Make Your Mark in the Year of the Monkey

AT Cross_centre_logoCross has revealed a new, elegant addition to its Zodiac Series with its ‘Year of the Monkey’ Collection.

Fifth in the Cross Zodiac Series, the Year of the Monkey Collection represents creativity, energy and intelligence; all characteristics of people born in a ‘monkey year’.  Each delicately handcrafted writing instrument features a monkey design deeply etched into a choice of luxe platinum-plate, or a shimmering Tibetan Teal finish inspired by the beautiful blue-faced Golden Snub-Nosed Monkeys of Central America. The luxury writing instruments also have a sculpted, tapered shape enriched with deep-cut engravings and 23K gold-plated overlays.

CROSS YOTM Teal Fountain


The collection is available in three technologies: ball point (RRP £210), rolling ball (RRP £260) and impressive fountain pen with a solid 18ct gold nib, all decorated with a unique monkey design (RRP £310).

CROSS YOTM Platinum Fountain

Cross has been designing pens for over 160 years and, as with all Cross writing instruments, the Cross Year of the Monkey Collection comes with a lifetime mechanical guarantee. Each writing instrument is presented in a stunning, luxury gift box, with a removable presentation stand.

Other Chinese ‘Monkey Years’ include 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016 and 2028.  According to the Chinese Zodiac, people born in the Year of the Monkey are witty, strong-willed and adventurous, with a great thirst for knowledge.  This includes such celebrities as Cara Delevingne, Christina Aguilera, Jake Gyllenhaal, Daniel Craig and Will Smith.

AT Cross will be exhibiting on stand M730 at this year’s London Stationery Show.

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Posted on 7th January 2016 by Vanessa Fortnam