Montblanc introduces the latest additions to a collection that celebrates the art of calligraphy across cultures and highlights its know-how in gold nib craftsmanship
11 January 2022 – More than a functional way to capture and share thoughts and ideas on paper, writing by hand is a creative form of self-expression. The ancient Greek word for “beautiful writing”, calligraphy is the art of giving handwritten letters a graceful and artistic appearance. While exquisitely formed ink letters require skill and practice, they also require the right tools to enable today’s calligraphy afficionados to bring beauty and magic to their writing.
Leaning into its heritage as a pioneer of writing culture that has continuously been exploring new mechanisms to keep it at the forefront of writing technology since 1906, the Meisterstück Great Masters Calligraphy Collection introduces new, more flexible nibs that elevate the art of hand lettering, allowing for even more expressive and creative calligraphy. Hand-sculpted from solid gold by master artisans who oversee 35 skilled steps, these nibs are the result of great expertise, fine-tuned intuition and unflinching patience.
Made of precious black resin with gold-coated fitting, the iconic Meisterstück 146 now features the Flexible Nib, developed based on the very successful Montblanc pens from the 1950s. Made with gold, this special nib allows a variety of writing styles and delivers an elevated writing sensation. By exerting different pressures, a variation of line breadths can be achieved with each breadth producing different hues of colour on paper. The 18K yellow gold flexible nib is engraved with the “888” calligraphy symbol.
The Flexible Nib also makes an appearance on the Meisterstück Calligraphy Solitaire Burgundy Tone Lacquer. A nod to the great tradition of calligraphy in Japanese art and culture, the writing instrument is decorated in red, one of the most symbolic colours in Japanese culture. The contemporary shaded look is achieved with a new lacquering gradient technique applied to brushed metal inspired by a traditional Japanese technique. The translucent burgundy tone dégradé lacquer is enhanced with champagne gold fittings, and the champagne gold-coated 18K flexible nib features the “888” calligraphy symbol. The Meisterstück Calligraphy Solitaire Burgundy Tone Lacquer is also available as a fountain pen with a standard nib and as a rollerball pen.
Every time the nib of each pen from the Meisterstück Great Masters Calligraphy Collection glides across the page, creativity and artistry are unleashed, releasing ink in the most nuanced ways.
Meisterstück Great Masters Calligraphy Collection is available from January 2022 at Montblanc boutiques worldwide and online. For more information visit www.montblanc.com
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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