Montblanc is celebrating its 90th anniversary by releasing versions of the brand's iconic pens. It's classic Meisterstck writing instruments have been updated with nibs and other accents made from solid rose gold, a metal that's been trendy in timepieces in the past year.
"We use rose gold a lot as a material for the watches," the company's CEO Jêróme Lambert told us. "Rose gold is warmer than white or yellow gold, and I found the proximity of this warm metal very fitting for the kind of relationship you want to have with an object like this."
Even when you consider the resurgence of the hand-written note (in our increasingly digital lives, blah, blah, blah) that still might sound like a high-minded way to think about something you write with, but it's not like you pick up a Montblanc to jot down a grocery list (unless your grocery list is really fancy). The fountain pen, with a nib inscribed with the number 90, retails for $715, while the roller ball goes for $525. The smaller ball-point pen will run you $390.
In addition to the pens, the company is also producing leather goods, watches, and jewelry to celebrate its 90th year—all of which makes us wonder what the company will do to top this when they hit the big 100.
—Details associate online style editor Justin Fenner.
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