The Mont Blanc Fountain Pen Range

Published: 19th April 2010
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Welcome to the Mont Blanc Fountain Pen Range, which is epitome of luxury gifts ranging at prices from £255 to £2,200. Nothing is more exemplar of a valuable gift that gives the statement of success than a Mont Blanc anything. Nevertheless, if you are seeking the perfect, stunning gift for the Barrister, the Banker or the Business leader in your life, then look no further than the Mont Blanc Fountain Pen Range. There are several style ranges within the Mont Blanc line such as the Boheme, the Meisterstruck and the Solitaire, among others. Each has a number of different models offering the utmost of distinction and quality and has a wide range of styles and over 45 specific models to choose from. So then, what does a £2,200 pen look like?

The "entry-level" priced pen is the Mozart Black Fountain Pen. This is a part of the Meisterstruck line and is priced at £255. The nib is handcrafted, 14 caret gold. This is one of the smaller designed pens and is intended, according to the site, for a lady's purse or for inclusion in an organizer. That would make it some special organizer, yes? As a part of the Meisterstruck line, this pen is dedicated to the brilliance and works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. They have even included a CD of his music along with the Case and Certificate of Authenticity, both which are standard issue and come with all pens included in the Mont Blanc Fountain Pen Range.

The Mont Blanc Fountain Pen, the Etoile, is available at your favorite luxury gifts vendor and at the website of its manufacturer as well. This pen is a cartridge-based fountain pen, it is equipped with a Rhodium-plated 18 caret gold nib as well as a Platinum covered trim and clip and the barrel and cap are made from solid resin. Of course, the traditional Mont Blanc trademark marks the Pen. This would be the infamous "Edelweiss," which is the stylized six-pointed star that and it is easily recognized around the world. The Mont Blanc web site describes this as "Black precious resin" and offers no details as to its composition.

The real value of the Mont Blanc Fountain pen is its quality and reputation and it is in this particular area where Mont Blanc shines well. These pens are coveted by so many that the company recently announced that it would no longer allow internet sales of its products because the number of fakes and knock offs is increasing.

This means that you can only purchase them from the manufacturer or off-line at a luxury goods shop. Founded by the stationer Claus-Johannes Voss, the banker Alfred Nehemias and the engineer August Eberstein in 1906, the company began as the Simplo Filler Pen company producing up-market pens in the Schanzen district of Hamburg. Today Montblanc forms part of the Richemont group. Its sister companies include luxury brands Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chloé, and Baume et Mercier. Since 2000, Montblanc has manufactured all the components for Montegrappa and Cartier branded pens.

Chris Tyrrell writes for Wheelers who carry a wide range of Mont Blanc Fountain Pen products and many other luxury items. Visit the website for more details.

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