“Once upon a time, a long, long time ago …” The Montblanc Writers Edition Homage to Brothers Grimm is dedicated to the Brothers Grimm and pays tribute to their writings of German and European fairy tales, the most famous of which include “Snow White”, “Cinderella” and “Sleeping Beauty”.
The writing instrument is shaped like a walking stick and the black colour is reminiscent of the darkness of the forests, which are among the most important settings of Grimm’s fairy tales. In addition, the wavy pattern on the cap and barrel is inspired by Rapunzel’s hair and at the same time represents a nod to the roots, as the Grimm brothers considered their work a “return to the roots”. The cap is crowned by the Montblanc emblem made of precious resin.
The platinum-plated clip, reminiscent of a gnarled piece of wood, quite surprisingly shows the profile of the Brothers Grimm when you turn it. As a tribute to the magic of storytelling, the handcrafted 750 solid rhodium-plated gold nib features a depiction of fire, around which people often gathered in the past to tell and pass on their fairy tales.
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.