Life is full of interesting diversions and a collector relishes serendipity. Since the beginning of this watch accessories endeavor, I have started to sketch more with a pencil (instead of the usual red pen!) and that led me back to an earlier interest: thus the search for a great pencil begins! A simple, well made pencil (or a pen for that matter) is not so simple to find after all: It should have the right weight balance, a comfortable grip, a timeless form, a reusable body with refillable lead (or ink) that is responsible to our environment and a retractable tip for safe carrying as a bonus. Just to think about the amount of time and thought that went into the development of a pencil is staggering. And the thought of this pencil/pen becoming an indispensable instrument to its owner gives me goosebumps and that is exactly what drew me to design in the first place.