In the digital world, cynics may question the relevance of pens or more so, the practicality of writing – letters, paper note pads, and so on. Yet, there are reports that the sale of pens and more so, of fountain pens is soaring. When it comes to pens, there is one name that has inspired dreams, attracted awe and became the pride of every owner and that name is undoubtedly Montblanc.
Montblanc does not mass produce pens because for them each pen has a story behind it, an inspiration and dedication. The limited edition Montblanc pens are a monument in themselves and that is what makes them a must-have. Here are the 10 coveted pens from the three main collections, the Patron of Art, Great Characters and Writers Edition.
1. Montblanc Patron of Art Peggy Guggenheim 4810 Limited Edition Fountain Pen, with 18k Gold Nib
The Patron of Art collection is dedicated to some of the great personalities who helped in the thriving of arts and culture. It was a continuation of the Award instituted by Montblanc to honour great art patrons in 1992. Ever since, every year they launch a new pen under this collection. There are just 4,810 pens under the limited edition and just 888 pens under the Precious Limited Edition.
Art collector and socialite Peggy Guggenheim looked at art as something that needs to be cherished and brought them even if they did not have market. In the process, she discovered artists who went to redefine the art world. This pen is a tribute to Peggy and is handcrafted with delicate artistic brilliance. There is an engraving of a lion on the cap which denotes Peggy’s home. The nib’s engravings are dedicated to her favourite dog breeds made from solid gold and platinum-plated fittings . The pen’s lacquer body and exquisite design is just extraordinary. This is a pen that is worth being a part of your collection.
2. Montblanc Patron of Art Edition Hommage à Alexander the Great 4810 Limited Edition Fountain Pen, with a 18k Gold Nib
This Montblanc pen is indeed a tribute to one of the greatest rulers of all time, Alexander the great. With its royal look, the pen is a delight just to even look at. It has a body of marbled lacquer and a golden nib while the fittings are gold-plated. The lotus engravings on the cap add to its exquisiteness. This is the 4344th pen of their collection. Relive history and the passion of writing just like the conquests of Alexander with this marvelous pen!
3. Montblanc Greta Garbo Special Edition Fountain Pen, with 18k Gold Nib
This special edition pen was inspired by Greta Garbo, the Swedish born American actress. This pen with its cream and black color combination spells glamour and exclusivity. It also carries Garbo’s signature on the ring of the pen’s cap and a beautiful Akoya pearl on its clip. The gold nib has been rhodium plated and the cap top carries the Montblanc logo. When you own this pen, you own a piece of the exclusivity that was and still remembered with reference to Greta Garbo.
4. Montblanc Patron of Art Sir Henry Tate Limited Edition 888 Fountain Pen, with 18k Gold Nib
Dedicated to Sir Henry Tate, an industrialist who cherished and promoted art, this pen celebrates the man and his passion with its sugarcane engravings on the nib and the elaborate design. The diamonds and the pearl on the cap gives the pen a mark above the rest. Truly, an owner’s pride!
5. Montblanc Great Characters Edition Andy Warhol Limited Edition 1928 Rollerball Pen
Part of the Great Characters Edition, this pen was launched in 2009 as a tribute to some of the outstanding historical personalities. These hand-made pens boast of some of the finest artistic skills.
Dedicated to the great American artist and director Andy Warhol, this is the 230th pen from the 1928 pens of the collection. It bears his signature on the cap ring and there are engravings from his works. The grey lacquer and the flower accents give it distinct and admiring loo. The clip is shaped in the form of squeegee and looks stylish as well as colorful. A pen that every pen lover should own.
6. Montblanc Great Characters Leonardo Limited Edition 3000 Rollerball Pen
This marvellous Rollerball pen with its palladium plated fittings, intricate details and the beautiful finish celebrates the master Leonardo Da Vinci. The log is displayed in a hidden mirror on the pen’s cap which is also a symbol of Da Vinci’s work on convex surfaces. The splendid pen is as much as a pride as the works the artist has bestowed to the world.
7. Montblanc Writers Edition William Shakespeare Special Edition Resin & Gold Plated Ballpoint Pen
The Writers Edition from Montblanc celebrates some of the greatest writers from the world of literature whose work continues to enthrall readers even today.
Pen your deepest thoughts and free your creativity when you write with this limited edition pen dedicated to the greatest writer of all times, William Shakespeare. The digit 9000 is marked on its cap which is the issue number. This is a beautiful ballpoint pen with three color tones, gold, white and black. The white and black colours take inspiration from flags of theatres on occasions of different genres – White – Comedy, Black – Tragedy.
8. Montblanc Writers Edition George Bernard Shaw Limited Edition Set of 3
What is better than one limited edition pen? Definitely 3! The George Bernard Limited Edition is a set of 3 pens in dark green color and made from marble lacquer. The golden nib is rhodium plated and there are floral engravings on it symbolising the flower girl from Pygmalion, one of the celebrated works of the author.
9. Montblanc Black Gold-Plated Resin Writers Edition Carlo Collodi Ballpoint Pen
Pinocchio continues to delight millions even today and so does this beautifully crafted pen inspired by the creator, Carlo Collodi. Its gold-plated bits and fine design makes the pen as beautiful as it is valuable. The cap has carvings symbolising Pinocchio and his friends.
10 . Montblanc Virginia Woolf Ballpoint Pen
Dedicated to the modernist writer Virginia Woolf, this is a ballpoint pen with astonishing guilloche engravings on it that makes it exquisite in terms of look. The waves on the body give it a unique design. The bejewelled clic and the shining fuchsia stone makes the pen as tempting and interesting as the works of Woolf.
These pens are not just utilitarian objects but objects of desire and a symbol of success for they are crafted just like jewelry – with precision, delicate craftsmanship and unlimited passion. That is the reason that each pen from Montblanc is a collector’s item and deserves to be treasured and passed on just like heirlooms or heritage. Buy your favourite Mont Blanc Pen today!