WHAT HAPPENED TO OMAS?
Armando Simoni Club pens are all handmade in Italy.
Armando Simoni spoke the language of the pen aficionado, and his designs are a window into his soul.
From childhood onwards, he was interested in small-scale mechanisms, and intricate instrumentation. As a young man, he named his business accordingly, Officine Meccaniche Armando Simoni, and it became known by the acronym O.M.A.S.
Simoni often said, "A pen must make writing pleasurable.”
.The person responsible for the rebirth of Armando Simoni’s heritage is Emmanuel Caltagirone.
In early 2016, when the owners of OMAS took it into bankruptcy, Manu saw the opportunity to again resuscitate a worthy brand. He purchased the assets of the defunct OMAS brand, which included a multi-year supply of their famous celluloids.
The metamorphosis has started with the introduction of the Armando Simoni Club brand. The first model was introduced in February 2017, and more new pens are in the pipeline.