Retiring Chief of the Air Staff RAF, Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC ADC MA RAF, was on 25 July 2019 presented with one of TMB’s Hurricane P2725 TM-B sculptures by Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach. We understand Sir Stephen was very taken with the sculpture and certainly the incredible history behind the piece is very fitting for such an esteemed RAF officer.
I love items that are beautifully machined, be it engines, watches or pens. With that in mind TMB is proud to be collaborating with leading bespoke pen crafter Onoto on a limited edition fountain pen made using metal (Duralumin) from 1940 Battle of Britain Spitfire “P7350”. A blend of history, form and function, the pens are lovely things which, in keeping with the Spitfire itself, don’t have a straight line on them, and thus incredibly tactile.
It’s a limited edition of just 100 fountain pens, plus a few non-sale overs that will be used for charity etc purposes, such as the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, with whom we are tied in.
More info can be found on Onoto’s website and we hope pens will be ready around mid-October or so.
TMB are proud and privileged to be involved with the IWC sponsored project to fly a Spitfire around the world, which launched on 5 August. We’re crafting pins and cufflinks for the project, made of metal from Spitfire MJ271’s original main spar, redundant after her pre-flight restoration.
Progress can be followed here: