I own the rose-gold plated version. Pen is made in Italy (as engraved behind the clip). Fit and finish are top notch. The lines running along the barrel, as seen on the photos, are not optical illusions - these are real grooves on the barrel, my guess is that these are machined, the fit is very, very precise, and feels nice in hand. The nib is very nice with perfectly aligned tines, and writes smoothly (soft, as common with 18k nibs). I like the pen, it is elegant and functional. MD's price is fair, on par with other 18k nib European pens in the $300+ price range. It is not a bargain but I didn't regret buying the pen. The MSRP is, in my opinion, inflated and was probably set for Chopard and racing fans.
What do I not like? This is a regular-size pen - length and girth comparable to Pelikan M800 (nothing wrong with that size, just that I am gravitating toward large pens). The section is shorter than other pens comparable in overall size, and I found grabbing the barrel, not the section, is more comfortable when using the pen - others may or may not like it. My biggest issue with the pen is the engraving on the cap (emboss is probably a better word, since the letters protrude from the surface). There are two, one on each side of the clip, 'superfast' on the right and 'Classic Racing' on the right. For me, these really spoiled the look of the pen. Luckily, it doesn't jump out at me (wasn't that obvious) and I can choose not to look at these. I understand that the designer wanted to carve the words to be compatible with the engraved grooves and there probably wasn't a lot of choice on the fonts when carving. The words were well carved with each letter stood out sharply - good technique, good workmanship, it just wasn't that good looking (to me, others may like it).
For the price, this is a pen that has a lot of details (lot more than other pens at similar price range). I can see how much effort they must have expended to produce the fine details - the barrel, the cap bands, the clip, the cap crown, and the engraving on the nib, all very nicely done and coordinated (as an example, the grooves on the barrel and the cap lined up perfectly when capped). I suspect they produced the pen for people who appreciates finer things in life - people who are attracted to their watch and jewelry. To a large extent, except for the words carved on the cap, they succeeded.