Lightsabers on hum, phasers set to stun … I wish I'd actually seen a Star Wars movie; I could probably then have thought of a better intro. What I do know about the film franchise can best be summed up in the (sanitised) words of Malcolm Tucker, the foul-mouthed spin doctor in television series The Thick of It: "The one about the space hairdresser and the cowboy [with] a tin-foil pal and a peddle bin."
For those who do have an interest in Star Wars - the latest instalment of which opened in cinemas across the mainland yesterday - and a few dollars to spend comes "a collection of writing instruments as powerful and precise as a lightsaber" from S.T. Dupont.
The "most daring and innovative releases of  within the luxury sector", according to London-based Penficionado, the fountain (HK$16,200), rollerball point (HK$15,300) and ballpoint pens (HK$14,300 each) of the X-Wing (above and right) and Tie Fighter (below) collections come with stands and styling that make them resemble Star Wars space craft. There are just 1,977 of each implement in the world - 1977 being the year the original movie was released - and the collection is rounded out by a set of leather goods.
The piece de resistance, though, is the Star Wars Haute Creation collection, a pair of made-to-order levitating pens (limited to eight pieces each) inspired by the lightsabers of Yoda (mounted with a 2-carat green topaz) and Darth Vader (mounted with a 2-carat red topaz). The pens, fashioned from bronze with black lacquer, palladium and rhodium finishes, are held aloft by magnets.
It's impossible to know what old Simon Tissot Dupont would have thought of his illustrious company basing a collection of fine pens on make-believe weaponry, but with each of the lightsaber sets bringing in a cool HK$254,100, he may not have been too miffed.
S.T. Dupont is in The Landmark, Central.