Tullio Campagnolo was a great inventor. With his intuition and innovations in the field of mechanics, he basically rewrote the history of the bicycle, but he did not stop there. His creativity knew no limits and he reached into different sectors, his best ideas flourishing in times of difficulty. And so, in 1966, Tullio had another stroke of genius, just like he’d had for his invention of the quick release.
While toasting a victory perhaps, or drinking a glass of wine with some champion or other, he hurt his hand opening the bottle. This triggered not only his rage, but also his creative flair. It took him just a few minutes to design a new kind of corkscrew, one that over the years was to become a cult object and collector’s item. This was the birth of the Campagnolo BIG corkscrew.
The Campagnolo BIG corkscrew is still a veritable jewel of mechanics, despite the slight changes made to its appearance over the years. The Campagnolo logo and the screws taken from products from the past remain as distinctive features, deeply rooted in the world of cycling.
Today the corkscrew is an article where attention is paid to the smallest detail and still 100% made in Italy. In 2013, to celebrate Campagnolo’s 80th anniversary, it was further enhanced with a new chrome plating that guarantees a high-quality, long-lasting finish. This resulted in the addition of two new versions: bronze and satin.