A Journey Among The Stars Experiencing The Beauty of Earth’s Blue Oceans From Above
Montblanc writing instrument collection invites us to reconnect with our precious “Blue Planet” and the precious source of life that gives it its glorious blue glow: water
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Space travellers who have walked among the stars and experienced the emotion of seeing the Earth floating in the vast expanse of space know that our “Blue Planet” is like no other. The liquid and frozen waters that cover nearly three quarters of its surface not only give it its astonishing blue colour but also make it home to millions of species of plants, animals and humankind. Because water is an essential element to sustain life, it awakens fascination among space explorers searching for another habitable planet.
The StarWalker writing instrument collection tells the story of human fascination for space exploration and the appreciation astronauts have of Earth when travelling among the stars. After celebrating the preciousness of the “Blue Planet” with the launch of the newly designed StarWalker writing instrument in 2019, Montblanc focuses on the element that makes our Earth so special: water.
‘Space exploration has been driven by the search for other life forms in the cosmos and habitable planets where the critical element is always water. The new StarWalker writing instrument draws attention to the importance of this vital element – but from a completely different perspective, that of the space traveller gazing in awe at our “Blue Planet”’s incredible beauty,’ says Nicolas Baretzki, Montblanc CEO. ‘While most of us won’t get a chance to experience space travel during our lifetime, the StarWalker collection invites us to reconnect with our planet and reminds us of its fragility.’
The StarWalker collection embodies the ethos of the visionary engineers and entrepreneurs who founded the Maison in the early 20th century with an unrelenting desire to push the boundaries of innovation. With modern aesthetics and innovative materials, the StarWalker collection is imbued with the same spirit of continuous exploration that drives many of today’s engineers, scientists and inventors to make the future brighter by challenging the limits of technological advancement on earth and in space.
A reminder to not take water for granted and the life it enables on Earth, the design of the new StarWalker writing instrument evokes the wonder of gazing down at the “Blue Planet” from space. The blue precious resin of the writing instrument recalls the surface of Earth, while the translucent dome beneath the emblem evokes the earth rising above the lunar horizon as seen from space. The polished platinum-coated cap represents the astronaut. The angled clip cover and dome resembles the shape of a space rocket, and the cap screw mechanism on the forepart and cone is similar to an astronaut securing his or her helmet to a space suit before setting off into space.
The StarWalker lineup includes an all blue precious resin edition with contrasting platinum-coated fittings, a Doué edition with a blue precious resin barrel paired with a platinum-coated metal cap and forepart, and a Metal edition featuring a translucent blue lacquer barrel over a guilloche water molecule pattern with a platinum-coated cap. Each edition is available as a Fountain Pen, Fineliner Pen and Ballpoint.
The spirit of space exploration is expressed in an assortment of matching stationary and accessories including a notebook featuring a view of the Earth from space digitally printed on fine Italian calfskin and a blue ink inspired by the oceans. Cufflinks, a bangle, money clip and tie bar in steel and blue lacquer complete the collection.
Additionally, to coincide with the launch of the new writing instruments, Montblanc is introducing a StarWalker Blue Planet edition of Augmented Paper – a zipper case in blue leather containing a notebook and a StarWalker writing instrument. The Montblanc writing innovation pairs the enjoyment of a real writing experience on paper with the new StarWalker with the efficiency of digitizing work so it can be easily shared, stored and organized digitally. Seamlessly bridging online and offline worlds, this simple and highly functional work companion integrates traditional writing into the digital workflow, with written notes and sketches instantly transferred from paper to a digital device with the simple press of a button.
In a fast-paced world and complex world, it is easy to forget how precious and magnificent the Earth really is. From outer space, the captivating blue brilliance of our planet inspires us to imagine that perhaps there is water and life somewhere far away in another galaxy.
Synonymous with excellence in craftsmanship and design, Montblanc has been pushing the boundaries of innovation ever since the Maison first revolutionized the culture of writing in 1906. Ingenuity and imagination continue to be driving forces for the Maison today as it advances its expression of fine craftsmanship across product categories: writing instruments, watches, leather goods, new technologies and accessories. Reflecting upon its ongoing mission to create fine lifetime companions born from bold ideas and expertly crafted through the skills of the Maison’s artisans, the iconic Montblanc Emblem has become the ultimate seal of performance, quality and an expression of sophisticated style. As part of its on-going commitment to elevating and support those who strive to leave their mark, Montblanc continues to assert its encouragement of education programs around the world and initiatives that inspire people to express their full potential.