INDIVIDUALITY AND STYLE
Lothar von Faber’s decision proves to be fortunate and crucial for the company’s development in the 20th and 21st century. The marriage requires Alexander to take on new responsibilities, too. As a cavalry captain of the 6th Chevau-léger Regiment in the Bavarian Cavalry and an aristocrat, he is not prepared for working as a merchant and does not have any qualifications useful for the production of pencils.
Nevertheless, he quickly proves his ability to manage the global business in Stein, which he serves with great loyalty and dedication. In 1905, the launch of the Castell 9000 in his regiment’s colour green is a great success. The pencil is characterised by a new standard of quality and value which is still valid today – a true classic and the inspiration for the refined guilloché metal barrel of the fountain pen “Limited Edition Alexander”, which is lacquered in the same green.