19th April 2022, UAE — With the culture of writing an intrinsic part of Montblanc’s own heritage, the renowned craftsmanship of the Maison has been applied to a special edition writing instrument created to celebrate the profound literary and cultural legacy of the Arab World.
Inspired by the richness of Arabic architecture and the moucharabieh graphic pattern, the Montblanc Meisterstück Qalam Watani Special Edition Doué Classique writing instrument, the name of which references “the pen of my nation”, resonates across the region.
Crafted in a verdant translucent green precious lacquer with gradient finish, the colour is an interpretation of Malachite, a rare precious stone often associated with transformation and positive change.
The platinum coated cap of the fountain pen features a motif depicting details of distinctive Arabic architecture, while its top showcases an engraved quote in Arabic calligraphy by the *8th century scholar Ibn al-Muqaffa, that translates as “the pen is the mail of the heart”.
In addition to the iconic white Montblanc emblem on its crown, the cap also includes a deep-green round cut emerald and three platinum rings with the Montblanc name embossed. The hand-crafted Au750/18k gold nib features a significant engraving of “hilaal” – the crescent moon and a star representing the beauty of the Arab region. Franck Juhel, President of Montblanc Middle East, India and Africa said: “Our love for a region so rich in history and contribution to the world over the centuries is evident in this exquisite writing instrument. Montblanc celebrates heritage and culture in all its forms, and has always articulated this across our collections and categories. The Meisterstück Qalam Watani Special Edition writing instrument is one that will be cherished by our collectors across the region. In addition to acting as a wonderful catalyst for learning about and celebrating the Arab world, it will also continue our legacy of #InspireWriting.”
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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