Founded in Hamburg in 1906, by businessman Claus-Johannes Voss, banker Alfred Nehemias and engineer August Eberstein, the company was originally called "Simplo Filler Pen Company", a pen manufacturer. In 1909, the first writing instrument of the newborn baby is called "Rouge et noir". The pen's body is black, softened by a red touch on the ti...
Founded in Hamburg in 1906, by businessman Claus-Johannes Voss, banker Alfred Nehemias and engineer August Eberstein, the company was originally called "Simplo Filler Pen Company", a pen manufacturer. In 1909, the first writing instrument of the newborn baby is called "Rouge et noir". The pen's body is black, softened by a red touch on the tip of the hood, the loading system is basically the one used by the US company Moore for which Eberstein had worked. For these aesthetic features, the pen earns the red cappuccetta nickname. In 1913, analogy was perfected, and the white cap of the hood turned into a white six-pointed round star, taken as the icon of the mountain top. The result is a logo that has since become a never-abandoned trait that has undoubtedly contributed to the brand's affirmation. In 1924, following a review of its production that was divided into several quality bands, Montblanc began using the Meisterstück brand (masterpiece) to indicate its highest end pens, also adopting the 4810 marking with reference to of the height of Mont Blanc. In 1992 Montblanc launched the first pen numbered LORENZO DEI MEDICI, continuing production until today.
Montblanc, honors the world of "Big Characters": men and women who, with their influence, have left a mark in history.
OEvery year since 1992, the limited edition Writers Edition pays tribute to the most famous international authors. His works have marked whole generations of readers and still earn a strong interest today
To pay homage to the most important patrons of the culture and art of the ages past, which deserve a broad recognition for their commitment and for the results achieved. Since 1992, these hand-written instruments of writing are presented every year. The run is limited to 4,810 specimens. A second edition, even more precious, is limited to 888 specimens.
Both Forge de Laguiole and Montblanc are steeped in tradition. The Masters for Meisterstück L’ Aubrac Special Edition is a tribute to the finest master craftsmen and their almost fastidious love of artistry.
The famous small rivets, synonymous with the traditional knife handle, have been carefully embellished on the barrel. A historical Laguiole pattern is finely engraved on the rings enhancing the polish of the precious grenadilla wood. Grenadilla is considered to be the finest of all turnery timbers, cutting most exactly and finishing to a brilliant waxed surface. The clip is platinum-plated while the fittings are carefully made in sterling silver. The Montblanc emblem, in mother-of-pearl and the 18 K gold nib round off this Special Edition.
The Masters for Meisterstück Collections are a series of Editions that pay tribute to the paradigm of excellence of the Meisterstück, as well as to the visionary traditions of other master craftsmen and their long-standing dedication to product excellence. The Collections draw on the wealth of expertise handed down over the years from one generation to the next. The Masters for Meisterstück L’Aubrac brings together the quintessential expertise of Montblanc, as the Maison of exquisite Writing Instruments and Forge de Laguiole, whose products are the epitome of traditional French quality knives. The result is masterpieces of exceptional artistry that carefully interpret the spirit and principles of the archetypes that made them possible.
Le Petit Prince. The cap, milled with a fox face pattern, reveals a sentence from the Le Petit Prince book and is crowned with the iconic emblem. The central ring of the three platinum-coated rings features the Montblanc brand name and the clip is embellished with a yellow lacquered star.
Commemorating one of the most revered figures in modern history, the Special Edition John F. Kennedy makes symbolic references to the life of J.F. Kennedy in subtle design details. The burgundy-colored precious resin refers to Kennedy’s famous Ivy League style and is inspired by his time at Harvard University. His initials “JFK” are engraved on the champagne-tone gold-coated fittings clip, and the three champagne-tone gold-coated cap rings stand for Kennedy’s three brothers. In a tribute to the national hopes and dreams embodied in Kennedy’s pet project, the Apollo space program, the handcrafted 585 gold nib is engraved with the lunar module that landed on the moon in 1969. The Special Edition is crowned by the Montblanc emblem in precious resin.
The Montblanc Great Characters James Dean honors one of the most famous actors of all time. After just three major films, he reached immortality. He was one of the greatest big-screen stars of his time, remembered for his leading roles in the films East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause and Giant. James Dean was exceptionally talented at portraying characters with rough edges, but his charisma his passionate delivery and his early death made him a legend. Though he never won an Oscar during his short, meteoric rise in Hollywood, he was nominated posthumously for an Oscar. With the Montblanc Great Characters James Dean Special Edition, Montblanc honors the legendary Hollywood star. The young rebel who won his place in cinematic history in just a year and a half.
The overall shape of the pen is inspired by the knife James Dean used in the movie Rebel Without a Cause, when he is fighting a gang. The pen is made of red precious resin with a subtle weave pattern in it, which is a reference to the red leather jacket he wore during that movie. The pattern refers to the jeans he wore in his favorite movies. The clip is reminiscent of a shotgun barrel as seen in his role as Jett Rink in Giant in 1956. Which he carried on his shoulders in one of his most famous scenes. At the top of the clip the Montblanc emblem can be found in resin. Next to the emblem the dates of his birth and death are finely engraved. The cap top is engraved in a pattern of a dollar bill. This is referring to the role money played in another legendary films scene from East of Eden. The inlay on the cap is inspired by the pattern of a bullet. On the ruthenium coated cap ring, one of Dean’s most famous quotes ‘Dream as if you’’ll live forever. Live as if you’’ll die today’’ is engraved. On the cone of the pen, there is an additional engraving showing the geographic coordinated of the place Dean had his car accident. Now known as the James Dean Memorial Junction. The pen comes in a special James Dean gift box.
The fountain pen uses a piston filling mechanism and has a 14kt gold nib that is engraved with a race flag with the license plate of the crashed Porsche 550 Spyder.
With every Great Characters Edition, Montblanc commemorates individuals who have broken new ground in the fields of culture, politics, science or the arts, and the impact of the legacy they have left behind.
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