Introduction to Montblanc
Posted on 30 January 2017
Montblanc unites fine European craftsmanship with time-honoured designs, bringing pieces to life that emanate classic heritage and refined creation. We at Lasanic are proud to have this prestigious brand in our collection. The German manufacturer is known for its luxury writing instruments, watches, jewellery, and leather goods. The company was founded back in 1906 by a Hamburg banker, Alfred Nehemias, and a Berlin engineer, August Eberstein who recognised the signs of time and decided to produce simplicissimus pens. However, it was Wilhelm Dziambor, Christian Lausen and later Claus Johannes Voss who laid the foundation for the internationally successful company Montblanc.The first model, Rouge et Noir fountain pen, represented an outstanding technical achievement that ensured simple operation without the need for dipping the nib into an inkwell. At Lasanic we are proud to present Rouge et Noir pens from Montblanc Heritage Collection.
Nowadays when you think of Montblanc writing instruments you definitely think of the Meisterstück collection.The first Meisterstück was manufactured over 90 years ago after which the writing culture was never the same anymore. This fountain pen had a “built-in inkwell” and hand-crafted gold nib which is the essence of every mountain pen. This heart shaped nib is made of 18K gold which gives a little luxury to writing as well as presents Meisterstück’s true soul. This collection’s 149, LeGrand and Classique fountain, rollerball, and ballpoint pens can be admired in our store.
Montblanc has honoured influential and historically remarkable personalities such as John F. Kennedy, Andy Warhol and Miles Davis with its Great Characters Collection. This collection is limited and changes every two years. At Lasanic we are happy to have a piece of art in our collection in the form of pens that pay tribute one of the major proponents of the Pop Art Movement. With his work, Andy Warhol broke down the barriers between “high art” and “commercial art” and turned ordinary into extraordinary. Warhol’s piece of Campbell’s Soup Can from 1965 is presented on the pen. “Art is what you can get away with.”
Montblanc has many high-profile celebrities as their brand ambassadors. Hugh Jackman, aka the Wolverine, is Montblanc’s global ambassador. He describes the brand as “a place that I’m proud to be associated with, to call our friends. What it represents are qualities if I could half emulate I would be very happy. It is attention to detail, craftsmanship of the highest order, a real commitment to design. But more than anything what I love is they have one eye permanently on the past and their heritage; but one eye permanently on the future.” (Forbes 2016)
Another global representative of the brand is Charlotte Casiraghi, the daughter of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and the granddaughter of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and American actress Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco. Besides being the face of the Bohème collection, she is also the granddaughter of the person who inspired Montblanc’s Princesse Grace de Monaco collection - Grace Kelly, a role model for millions and an advocate for new talent. Of this collection we have the Grace Kelly watch with one pink drop sapphire.
“I think women can do anything they decide to do.” Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco
Today, Montblanc forms part of the Richemont group. Its sister companies include luxury brands Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chloé, and Baume et Mercier.