Guilloches – ornamental patterns of fine, engraved lines – originally adorned precious watches and accessories such as the legendary Fabergé eggs. Graf von Faber-Castell uses this traditional jewelling technique to transform the writing instruments in the Guilloche series into true pieces of jewellery: The precious resin barrel is given a filigree pattern line by line, then further refined in manual lacquering and polishing processes. The Guilloche models are available in many expressive colour variations and in a rhodium-plated finish.
The Montblanc Writers Edition Homage to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Limited Edition is dedicated to one of the world’s most renowned crime writers, who created the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes. The brown colour of the lacquer refers to the pipe that Sherlock Holmes often smoked – an element that is also taken up by the cap and the wooden cone. In addition to a detail from a historical map of London, a check pattern adorns the cap and body of this edition, referencing Sherlock Holmes’ coat. The clip is inspired by the magnifying glass that Sherlock Holmes used. The silhouette of a dog made of luminescent pigments appears behind the clip, referencing the novel “The Hound of the Baskervilles” from the Sherlock Holmes series. The cap ring features the signature of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the logo from “A Study in Scarlet”, the first case of Sherlock Holmes. The Montblanc emblem in precious mother-of-pearl crowns the cap of this edition. The handcrafted nib made of solid 750 gold is adorned with engravings of a portrait of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and a magnifying glass referring to Sherlock Holmes.