Patron of Art – Homage to Napoléon Bonaparte – The piston fountain pen is dedicated to one of the historical figures who left a lasting mark on the history of Europe. Napoleon’s glory is expressed in the “architecture parlante” – famous buildings that were erected during his reign and still characterize the Parisian cityscape today.
However, not only architecture flourished during this period, but also other art forms such as painting, sculpture and decorative arts. The design of this creation is inspired by neoclassicism. The pattern of golden bees against a dark blue lacquered background is a reference to Napoleon’s throne at Fontainebleau. The sword-shaped clip, on the other hand, features the former French emperor’s unmistakable “N”. And the engravings in the cap’s head – a laurel leaf, an imperial crown and an eagle – are borrowed from Napoleon’s insignia. The cap is crowned by the Montblanc emblem in precious resin. The tip of the clip is adorned with a red stone reminiscent of Napoleon’s wife Joséphine’s coronation ring. As a tribute to Napoleon Bonaparte, the handmade nib – made of solid 750 gold – features his portrait, in which he wears the typical two-pointed hat.
In the extra limited 888 version, Montblanc plays with all their craftsmanship and exclusive materials.
For the next strategy meeting, Napoleon-style notes can also be captured in the appropriately designed notebook.
His name is inextricably linked with the art of animated film and American film history: Walt Disney. From an initial idea to perfect the cartoon, an empire of undreamt-of size has been created. Thanks to his pioneering spirit and unique ingenuity, Walter Elia Disney, born in Chicago in 1901, became the most influential and most honored film producer of his time. His charismatic characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy helped the then still young animated film to great popularity. The Montblanc Great Characters Walt Disney Edition is dedicated to the great pioneer of animated film.
The Montblanc Great Characters Walt Disney Limited Edition 1901, available as fountain pen and rollerball, is a tribute to the man whose vision shaped the animated film industry in its early days. In commemoration of the year Walt Disney was born, the edition is limited to 1901 copies. Symbolic of the groundbreaking influence on the technology of filmmaking, the multi-plane camera developed by Disney Studio served as the inspiration for the lacquer inlays with platinum-plated parts on the cap. The special lacquer technique on the container creates a scan animation effect when rotated, which makes the flickering Mickey Mouse motif appear and disappear. The rhodium-plated nib, made of Au 750 gold, is decorated with a Mickey Mouse motif reminiscent of the opening motif of early Disney cartoons.
Mickey Mouse’s debut on the big screen came in 1928 in New York in “Steamboat Willie”, one of the world’s first animated films with synchronized sound. As a mischievous ship’s boy, Mickey gave free rein to his creativity. Mickey Mouse’s world-famous silhouette is adorned by the matt black precious resin of the cap and container, while the yellow and red of the rings cap and cone are inspired by Mickey’s classic colour combination. The shape of the platinum-plated clip is inspired by the chimney of a steamboat.
Diese Writers Edition ist hauptsächlich von Rudyard Kiplings „Das Dschungelbuch“ inspiriert. Die dominierende Farbe ist dem Farbton nachempfunden, der den Einband der amerikanischen Erstausgabe zierte, während der Clip auf ein Wolfsrudel verweist. Die Kappe ziert eine Gravur mit den handgeschriebenen Initialen R.K. des Autors. In den Kappenkopf und in den Konusring sind der Anfang und das Ende des Gedichts „If“ eingraviert.