From Pen to Paper: Montblanc Meisterstück Spike Lee Special Edition

Limited edition writing instrument celebrates cultural icon Spike Lee

Montblanc is dedicating a special edition of its iconic Meisterstück to an icon of culture: director, producer, professor and writer Shelton Jackson “Spike” Lee. Inspired by the American filmmaker’s signature style the limited edition writing instrument celebrates his original journey from his native Brooklyn, New York to becoming an award-winning filmmaker and master storyteller.

First introduced in 1924, the Meisterstück 146 fountain pen has become a symbol of Montblanc’s timeless writing culture heritage. Limited to just 500 pieces worldwide, the new Meisterstück Spike Lee Special Edition in precious black resin with ruthenium-coated fittings, is decorated with Spike Lee’s distinctive eyes and glasses in vibrant purple, the director’s favourite colour.  The handcrafted Au585 / 14K gold nib is etched with Lee’s signature. The special edition set includes the Meisterstück fountain pen, a leather notebook with the purple eye design as well as a special purple ink presented in a glass bottle.

“Not only is Spike Lee an exceptional storyteller and artist, writing by hand is at the very core of his own creative process. He pens all his work by hand because he genuinely believes in the power of handwriting. It’s this shared belief with Montblanc that makes this writing instrument so incredibly special,” says Nicolas Baretzki, Montblanc CEO. 

Creator of more than 35 movies including BlacKkKlansman and Malcolm X, Spike Lee’s story is told in Montblanc’s What Moves You, Makes You brand campaign that articulates the idea that following what moves us, leads us to a place of fulfilment, purpose and success. The narrative focuses on Lee’s career as a storyteller. As we hear him writing the script, we see flashbacks of what inspired his burning passion for writing and filmmaking: the city of Brooklyn, the people of Brooklyn, his family, films, and personal experiences. His story inspires others to pursue what they’re passionate about by highlighting the incredible legacy of someone who followed their passion from an early age.

“Well, I like to write. Pen to paper. I don’t type. The way my brain work, this doesn’t work. It blocks the flow.” – Spike Lee

The limited Montblanc Meisterstück Spike Lee Special Edition is available exclusively at the Montblanc Dubai Mall Boutique from mid-July 2021.  For more information visit

About Montblanc
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. 

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