30 Apr Montblanc "Meisterstuck" – The Ultimate Pen
Montblanc, the world-famous pen manufacturer, has been creating luxurious pens since 1909. The company name “Montblanc” is written in one word as opposed to the Mont Blanc (the highest mountain of Europe). Its handcrafted pens have been the shining stars of writing instruments for more than 80 years.
It is in 1924 that Montblanc creates the “Meisterstuck”, literally “Masterpiece”. The international success of this fountain pen is so big that it establishes the German company as one of the most sophisticated pen manufacturer in the world. Totally made by hand, the “Meisterstuck” necessitates more than 150 different manipulations in order to be perfected.
Some of the characteristics of the “Meisterstuck” are its inimitable classy design and the number 4810 engraved on its platinum or golden nib. This is a reference to the height of the Mont Blanc. Through the years, the Montblanc pen became considered as a real art object, even gaining its place in the permanent collection of the Modern Art Museum of New York.
Today the “Meisterstuck” is used by many celebrities, politicians and artists. Even James Bond himself, played by Roger Moore in the 1974 movie “the man with the golden gun”, used it in order to kill the villain Christopher Lee. Various limited editions of this pen have been made over the years to celebrate legends such as Cervantès, Mozart or Fitzgerald.
The craftsmen behind this refined writing instrument also created the amazing “Meisterstuck Solitaire”, a pen made out of solid gold and solid silver, and the “Meisterstueck Solitaire Royal” with its 4810 individually polished 35-facet diamond coated surface. These unique objects have been sold between 100,000 to 150,000 US dollars to rich pen aficionados.
One must not spend such a fortune to enjoy the superior quality and velvety writing supremacy of Mont Blanc pens. Regular “Meisterstück” pens can be bought from 250 to 800 US dollars with a lifetime guarantee and lifetime enjoyment. To reach the heights of writing, Montblanc pens are definitely the right direction!