- Montblanc’s history as a pen maker
- Most expensive montblanc pens in Malaysia
- Famous Montblanc pen users from history
- Other products from Montblanc
With a long line of history, Montblanc had been providing the best luxury pens for celebrities, politicians and for many pen collectors around the world. It is a sought after brand, fueled with a thirst to provide quality, finesse and ingenuity to its customers. This is the reason why Montblanc pens are very much in demand in Malaysia and across the globe.
From its origins in a town called Hamburg, Germany, Mont Blanc is a German manufacturer of fine writing tools that is famous for its smooth lines, detail-oriented, and German quality. Originally named as Simplo Filler Pen Co by the three founders, Claus-Johannes Vous, Alfred Nehemias and August Eberstein, the company began its history as a producer of fountain pens with built-in inkwells. Later, the company was renamed to Mont Blanc, named after the highest mountain in the Alps.
From its humble beginnings in Germany, Montblanc pens have reached a great deal of height in terms of sales and popularity in pen making. Today, MontBlanc is a global manufacturer of other products such as men’s jewelry, watches, fragrances, leather goods and accessories and is now a part of the Richemont Group, which include prestige brands such as Cartier and Piaget under its belt.
With its immaculate quality, the timeless design and the classic craftsmanship in its products, Mont Blanc continues to hold its status as a luxury brand and is well-sought after by many collectors from Malaysia and around the world.
Meisterstuck - the iconic Mont Blanc pen
Mont Blanc’s signature pen, the Montblanc Meisterstuck pen has a distinctive legacy. Originated in Hamburg, the name of the pen is known as a masterpiece when translated into English and it is one of the company’s trademark product, proudly representing Mont Blanc’s longing desire for perfection. Since its creation, the pen has been used, loved and trusted for decades by some of the world’s most prominent figures, from scholars and scientists to authors and artists.
Until today, the trademark pen is still manufactured at the original factory that produces the pen decades ago. The original design and the method of manufacture have been maintained over the years and very little had been altered from its origins. Every nib is carefully handmade by master craftsmen in 35 stages before 70 additional processes are performed to assemble and test the pen. While certain materials may have been changed, a Meisterstuck pen today looks very much the same as it did in 1924 and it is one of the characteristics that keeps customers coming back from time to time.
Because of its quality and design, Montblanc pens are among the many brands that continue to manufacture the most expensive pens around the world. It had become a status symbol for many who owned such pens, so let’s take a look at the most expensive Montblanc pens, not only in Malaysia but from around the world.
Montblanc Boheme Royale Pen
Special features: Encrusted with 1,430 brilliant-cut diamonds and a barrel and nib are made from 18 carat white gold and 19 more diamonds for the pen’s logo.
Montblanc Diamond Solitaire Pen
Special features: Encrusted with 4,600 clear cut diamonds with 18-carat white gold barrel with a cap featuring 7 exclusive diamonds.
Montblanc Prince Rainier III Limited Edition
Special features: To commemorate the death of Prince Rainier of Monaco in 2005, Montblanc produced 81 special pens made from 18 carat white gold, 996 facet-cut diamonds, and 92 rubies, plus an additional 19 rubies for its clip ring.
Mont Blanc Limited Edition Mystery Masterpiece
Special features: The result of a collaboration between Montblanc and Van Cleef & Arpels studded with 840 diamonds. Those who wish to purchase this luxurious pen can opt to add sapphires, emeralds and rubies.
Its establishment in 1906 meant that Montblanc had been in the hands of famous historical figures. Famous or infamous, Montblanc is a true icon of German engineering and creativity. Here are historical figures that have been known to use a Montblanc pen.
Perhaps one of the most iconic women in World War II and is famous for penning the famous Diary of a Young Gir, is Anne Frank, detailing her experiences with the Nazi occupation in the Netherlands and guess what? It was originally written with a Montblanc pen. She loved it so much that when she lost the pen, Anne made an ode to commemorate it.
Another icon of the World War is Sir Winston Churchill. He is a famous historical figure that lead to the victories of the allies against the Nazis in the second world war. He is also a well-known user of the Montblanc pen, usually using it to sign important documents. The pen survives today and is valued to be at $24,000.
Celebrities of today had also fallen in love to Montblanc’s fine quality and luxury. Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, Margaret Thatcher, the Trumps, Diane Sawyer, Garrison Keillor and Nancy Reagan are also big fans of the brand, securing its title as the “Rolls Royce of pens”.
While Montblanc is famous for making its iconic pens since its foundation in 1906, in recent times, the company had also ventured in manufacturing other products that would make you feel like a million dollars. Indulge in Montblanc’s fragrances for both men and women. They also have available watches that are as good as the pens that they manufacture.
If you are looking for lovely gift ideas for your significant other or simply looking for a way to treat yourself to some good old online shopping, then we got the right Montblanc products for you, right here in Malaysia!