Is This The Swankiest Batman Collectible Ever Made?

World-famous Italian pen-manufacturer Montegrappa has teamed up with Warner Bros. Consumer Products for what might be the ultimate Batman collectible ever.

This ultra-limited edition 3-piece fountain pen, watch, and cufflink set -- part of Montegrappa's Cult Collection -- comes in a stunning box and is a fitting tribute to the Caped Crusader.

Let's take a look at the pen first: made of aluminium with a black anodised finish engraved with bats in mid-flight. The clip is ruthenium-plated brass and the nib is 18K with a tiny Bat-logo.

The wristwatch is based on the Montegrappa NeroUno watches, and is encased in 42mm waterproof stainless steel. The Batman logo is in the 12 o'clock position, and more bats surround the dial. The watch is powered by a Swiss-made Ronda quartz movement, and is secured to the wrist with a carbon strap with a black PVD tongue buckle.

Rounding out the set are the cufflinks, which of course feature the oval Batman logo -- a 3-D look cut within a carbon fibre surface.

But don't overlook the rad metal box the whole deal comes in -- with a jet-black and gun-metal silver finish topped with a bat symbol cut from black glass. It opens up to a 3-D Batman landscape covered in glass, and has a panel that can be removed to store all your other fine Bat-collectibles.  In my opinion, this box is, next to the pen, probably the biggest show-stopper of the set. There's also a special full-color Bat-booklet featuring art by Jim Lee.

Admittedly, this is a rather high-end gift for the Batman fan in your life (and feel free to count yourself) -- but if you're looking for the ultimate gift for the Bat-aficionado who has everything, this is probably it.

You'll find this special edition Montegrappa Batman set -- limited to 1939 pieces -- at your finer pen and collectible shops. And the Italian company's relationship with Warner Bros. Consumer Products is far from over: expect new sets to debut later this year!

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