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Aurora Optima Fountain Pen

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Aurora Optima Fountain Pen, Auroloide, Grey, 996CG

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Aurora fountain pen
14K gold nib - Rhodium treated
Cap and barrel in auroloide. Chrome trims.
Closure System
Filling System
Piston Filler with hidden reservoir
Dimensions (capped/uncapped)
12,5 cm (4.92in) / 12,2 cm (4.80in)
Warranty (years)


Special features:
  • A new design of the Optima series with black pearl Auroloide and chrome trims.
  • The Auroloide version of the Optima range has been created using antique materials and features hand-finished trims and great attention down to the smallest detail.
  • The cap and barrel in all versions are made of marbled Auroloide, an antique material, yet refined and prestigious.
  • This fountain pen uses the classic filler pump filling system with the Aurora exclusive hidden reservoir device. When you run out of ink, just turn the end of the pen anticlockwise and your Aurora will write another page. Additionally, you can leave the end turned to remind you to fill the pen.
  • Reminiscent of the elegance and sobriety of the historic pen of the Thirties – an authentic legend in its time – the new Optima maintains its unique line and all of its charm to become, once again, a cult object for men and women who know how to choose.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Andrew T.
All You Need Is Auroloide !

What can one say about the Aurora Fountain Pen Company ? A family-run concern that produces outstanding writing instruments & inks. Today’s pen in question is the Optima 996CG Auroloide in grey; aesthetically pleasing, with subliminally decorative accents, & beautifully understated; grey is one of my go-to colours - it is sober & industrious - which, in terms of the utility of (all pens that I own) satisfies.
In my particular example, I chose a Medium nib ~ 14K; smooth, yet with just the right amount of feedback, so that you’re aware of what you’re writing with. An elegant scribe - testament to the build quality - of which Aurora excels. The range of nibs available is extensive - a rare commodity in this new era of fountain pen production, & that is a key component for my attraction to their brand; as far as I am concerned, they are the prime Italian pen manufacturer; attention to detail is their default.
The writing experience is superlative, combined with fine balance in the hand, & light enough to enjoy many hours of continuous writing.
This is my fourth Aurora to date; doubtless that it shall not be my last….Italy’s heritage in your hand.
Finally, thanks go to the excellent Iguana Sell Customer Care Team for their unstinting efforts in providing salient details about each pen I purchase; friendly demeanour & after sales provision - nothing is too much trouble. Excellent !

Dearest Andrew, thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you're enjoying your Aurora Optima 996CG Auroloide fountain pen with its smooth Medium nib. It's wonderful to know that you appreciate the attention to detail that Aurora puts into their pens and that you've found your writing experience to be superlative. We're also glad to hear that our Customer Care Team has been helpful and friendly throughout your purchases. Thank you for choosing Iguana Sell and we look forward to hearing from you again in the future!