Montblanc Heritage writing instruments celebrate the tradition of finest craftsmanship that put a fledgling Maison at the forefront of writing culture in the early 20th century.
When the newly founded Maison Montblanc introduced “Rouge et Noir” in 1906, it had a significant impact on the world of writing with a new technical innovation that ensured simple operation without the need for dipping the nib into an inkwell. Featuring a distinctive black ebonite body and red cap top, the Maison’s first ever fountain pen series was named after the famous novel of the same name by the author Stendhal. With its Heritage Collection launched 110 years later in 2016, Montblanc revisited its beginnings as a pioneer of writing culture with original reinterpretations of its legendary writing instruments. Bringing a contemporary twist to earlier models, they feature a longer, slimmer silhouette, modern piston filler technology and enhanced writing features for a soft writing style reminiscent of the earlier instruments.
Montblanc Heritage Collection, Rouge et Noir, Serpent Marble is the latest addition to the collection, based on an original writing instrument from the 1920s coined the “Red Ripple” at the time because of its original coral marble pattern, and made from hard rubber.
With the marble effect as inspiration, the Serpent Marble edition features a metal cap and barrel with an elegant lacquered marble finish, created with a water transfer. This technique gives every writing instrument its very own pattern, making each one unique. Complementing the edition’s vintage look, the platinum-coated serpent pays tribute to a 1920s Montblanc pen clip and matches the platinum-coated fittings. The Montblanc emblem that crowns each writing instrument is made of coral and ivory coloured resin. The handcrafted Au585 rhodium coated nib of the fountain pen is decorated with a serpent design.
The Montblanc Heritage Collection, Rouge et Noir, Serpent Marble is available as a platinum-plated piston Fountain Pen, a Roller Ball and Ballpoint.
The edition also comes in a very limited coffret set, including a Fountain pen, stationery book and a leather pocket.
Just like the serpent that sheds its skin to renew itself, the Montblanc Heritage Collection underscores Montblanc’s tradition of finest craftsmanship. With every new edition, the Maison continues to rewrite the rules of craftsmanship and design just as it did in the early 20th century.
Synonymous with excellence in craftsmanship and design, Montblanc has been pushing the boundaries of innovation ever since the Maison first revolutionized the culture of writing in 1906. Ingenuity and imagination
continue to be driving forces for the Maison today as it advances its expression of fine craftsmanship across product categories: luxury writing instruments, watches, leather goods, new technologies and accessories. Reflecting upon its ongoing mission to create fine lifetime companions born from bold ideas and expertly crafted through the skills of the Maison’s artisans, the iconic Montblanc Emblem has become the ultimate seal of performance, quality and an expression of sophisticated style. With its origins deeply rooted in the culture of handwriting, Montblanc continues to assert its cultural commitment around the world honouring modern day patrons who support the advancement of the arts, as well as wide-ranging initiatives that promote arts and culture.
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