90 Years of Montblanc Meisterstück
The Meisterstück ranks among the world’s most famous luxury icons. Today, it also continues to assert Montblanc’s savoir-faire and vision for the future of luxury writing instruments.
Manufactured in Hamburg since 1924, the Meisterstück embodies Montblanc’s quest for perfection. Over the years, it became the meaningful companion of generations of scholars and scientists, poets and artists, statesmen and industry leaders alike. Its sophisticated character further turned it into a unique writing instrument: more, a reference.
True to the “Meisterstück spirit”, Montblanc unveils its Meisterstück Collection: a unique selection of sensual leather goods, meticulously crafted timepieces, refined jewellery and of course a new Meisterstück writing instrument collection that further ‘writes’ the story of such a timeless icon. The Collection celebrates 90 years of the spirit of Meisterstück, introducing icons for the time to come.
The Meisterstück Collection of writing instruments features a series of models: from the quintessential 149 fountain pen, to Classique and LeGrand fountain pens, to a rollerball and ballpoint.
Each writing instrument is artfully crafted in black resin, has red gold-plated fittings and is offered in a distinct gift box wrapped with a 1924 replica sleeve. Those that choose the fountain pen will enjoy the elegantly engraved (Au750/Au585) solid red gold nibs. A special edition assortment of writing instruments, available only the year of the anniversary, further highlights Montblanc’s savoir-faire with the fountain pen, rollerball and ballpoint pens in Classique size which feature elegant guilloche engraving coated with black lacquer, mother-of-pearl Montblanc emblem, red gold-plated fittings and a Au750 gold nibs with a special 90 Years design.
Matching the Montblanc Meisterstück writing instruments is a new line of leather goods further extending the collection: Meisterstück Soft Grain.
Available in black and beige, the line features soft grain leather with a sensual natural touch through a series of briefcases, messenger and tote bags; plus many more accessories such as wallets, business card and passport holders. Contemporary in its design, the Meisterstück Soft Grain line also offers additional technical functions such as cases for smartphones and tablets for Apple and Samsung that marry extra-slim design and fine finishing with protective mouldings. Metallic buckles come in shiny palladium while snow-cap emblems are casted in resin.
A collection of men’s jewellery and accessories contribute to Montblanc’s Meisterstück range and consist of refined cufflinks, bracelets and key holders, all inspired by the Meisterstück’s iconic details. The collection features refined engravings, lustrous black resin with black onyx and red gold coloured finish.
The stainless steel collection pays tribute to the Meisterstück writing instrument with platinum accents and genuine Montblanc engravings on the rim.
The Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Collection of timepieces is inspired by the spirit of the Meisterstück. These refined timepieces, offered in 39 or 41 mm diameter, are manufactured in Villeret and Le Locle Switzerland and manifest the values of the Montblanc Meisterstück and the traditional codes of fine Swiss watchmaking.
The Pulsograph movement is manually fabricated and finely adjusted in accordance with the principles of the traditional art of Swiss watchmaking. The horns that accommodate the wristband grow conically from the middle piece of the case and curve gently downward so that the watch conforms to the anatomy of its wearer’s wrist. The Montblanc emblem on the crown is crafted in solid red gold or steel appearing as a polished and raised relief on a matte sandblasted background. A fine sunburst pattern gives the dial a subtle yet enchanting shimmer that moves radially from the centre and varies in intensity depending on the incident lighting.
Indicators within the timepieces are Montblanc handcrafted, from the hour-hand and minute-hand to the highly complex perpetual calendar with its moon-phase display.
The Montblanc Meisterstück Collection is available in Montblanc boutiques worldwide and for further information visit www.montblanc.com