Montblanc Is Celebrating 110 Years of Pioneering Spirit


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As the luxury brand marks more than a century of exquisite craftsmanship, you can mark your own achievements with a covetable, special-edition piece from the maison of the world’s finest writing instruments and watches.

To say a lot has changed since 1906 is an understatement. A century ago, who would have imagined the Internet, or that one day we would be able to travel around the world with such ease?

But when it comes to master crafters Montblanc, there’s one thing that hasn’t changed – a commitment to innovative and elegant design, timeless functionality and incomparable workmanship.

The iconic German brand is celebrating its 110th anniversary this year, marking the moment its founders recognised the potential of the fountain pen. Since then, Montblanc’s commitment to creating superior writing instruments has grown to include a range of high-end Swiss watches and Italian leather goods. 

In more than 100 years of operation, there have been many milestones at Montblanc but two in particular stand out. In 1935, in order to complement its pens with stylish notebooks and writing cases, the brand acquired a German producer of leather goods and its impeccable leather range is now crafted by artisans in Florence, Italy. More recently, in 1997, Montblanc started manufacturing watches in Le Locle, Switzerland.

To mark its 110th anniversary, Montblanc has taken inspiration from one if its first products and released a Heritage Collection of Special Edition Rouge et Noir pens. Alluding to the game of roulette through the use of red and black hues, the pen was emblematic of there being no risk with this item: it wouldn’t leak (a common concern in the early days of fountain pens!) and would always live up to what was promised.

Combining vintage elegance with contemporary design and innovation, the new Rouge et Noir pens are slimmer and longer than the original design. Each one features the Montblanc star emblem in coral and ivory-coloured resin plus the brand’s historical serpent motif wrapped around the cap top. The serpent is also engraved on the rhodium-coated gold nib of the fountain pen.

In line with the 110th Anniversary, Montblanc has relaunched its 4810 collection that was named after the height of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the European Alps and the peak that inspired the brand’s name all those years ago. Also recently introduced is the Urban Spirit line of leather wallets, bags, briefcases, business card holders and pen pouches. Each piece features Montblanc shield technology, a lining that adds protection against unauthorised copying or reading of credit cards and other personal data.

Sophisticated and beautifully detailed, these covetable pieces from a world leader in quality, craftsmanship and innovation, are a perfect way to mark your own milestone moments.

To learn more and to explore the Montblanc collection, visit or one of the brand’s six boutiques across Australia.

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