Whether or not one believes in graphology –analysis of handwriting – it’s a safe bet that a man writing with a solid gold pen may be judged to be a well off character. Porsche has launched a solid gold limited edition fountain pen, just available. With only eleven such luxury pens having been created, those anxious to add one to their collection will need to move fast.

Made from a single piece of solid pure 14-/585 carat gold, the body is rounded off by an integral 18-/750 carat gold nib. Each is engraved with a limited edition number. Available at selected Porsche stores, the pen retails at €25,000.