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Montblanc 110th Anniversary Pens

The past comes back to life with the new heritage collection by the masters of writing instruments.

Apr 24, 2016 | By Vimi Haridasan

It has been 110 years since Montblanc released its first collection and to mark this milestone, the Richemont-owned luxury firm has returned to where it all began. Back in 1909, the founders of the brand released the “Rouge et Noir” writing instrument. With black ebonite and a red cap top, the fountain pen by Montblanc took its inspiration and name from the famous novel written by Stendhal.

The Montblanc Heritage Edition: Rouge & Noir Special Edition Pens in Black and Coral

The Montblanc Heritage Edition: Rouge & Noir Special Edition Pens in Black and Coral

Bringing back the early model, the Maison recently released the Montblanc Heritage Collection Rouge & Noir Special Edition and Limited Edition 1906. Fashioned after the original design, the new collection is slimmer and features a longer silhouette along with modern piston technology— an example of how the Maison rethinks and reinvents the art of writing.Montblanc-Limited-Edition-nib

Using a design motif that was popular during the Art Nouveau period, the collection features a serpent that coils its way down from the cap to become the clip. Made of a new alloy, the clip can also be lifted without being bent. Made from precious black resin and lacquer, the Montblanc Heritage Collection Rouge & Noir Special Edition has a off-white snowcap embedded with precious resin in coral resin sits proudly on the crown.

The Montblanc Heritage Collection: Rouge & Noir Limited Edition 1906

The Montblanc Heritage Collection: Rouge & Noir Limited Edition 1906

The Montblanc Heritage Collection, Rouge & Noir, Special Edition Coral is the rouge in the collection, made of a vivid coral resin and lacquer. Both writing instruments feature an Au 585 gold nib decorated with an intricately engraved serpent. The final design that rounds off the collection is the Montblanc Heritage Collection, Rouge & Noir, Limited Edition 1906. Limited to 1906 pieces, the cap and barrel are made of ebonite and follows the traditional manufacturing process. On the rhodium plated Au 750 gold nib with bi-color design, is the engraved serpent.


 
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