Montblanc heralds a new era in the art of writing. Bringing back the pioneering spirit of the early 20th century, a major part of the company's legacy, the Montblanc Heritage Collection 1912 pays tribute to a time when the newly established company revolutionized the manufacturing of fine writing instruments. With an uninterrupted history of delivering innovation, this latest Montblanc evolution in writing manufacture skillfully combines elegance in design, traditional craftsmanship with a milestone in technology.
In the pursuit of setting standards of ingenuity, Montblanc's master craftsmen have come together to explore new approaches in engineering and design. As part of this exploration, these experts have manufactured a mechanism that controls both the complex retractable nib movement and the piston filling functions with just one simple pull of the cone. Despite its intricacy, the elaborate two-step screw mechanism is ingenious in its simplicity. With a cap and barrel in deep precious black resin, decorated with polished platinum plated fittings, the classic design of the Montblanc Heritage Collection 1912 is inspired by the original Simplo Safety Filler, the fountain pen that made portable writing instruments a practical reality.
The white cap top crowning this masterpiece references the forerunner of the Montblanc emblem, introduced with the first safety fillers. The world famous Montblanc Star emblem that symbolizes Montblanc's commitment to the highest quality and finest European craftsmanship, is encased in a dome of transparent resin covered with mother-of-pearl colored lacquer. The 585 solid gold and rhodium-plated nib has also undergone its own evolution. Crafted and polished by hand, it features a triangle shaped heart hole, specially designed for the Montblanc Heritage Collection 1912.
This particular pen is in mint used condition with only very light signs of handling. It comes with the original boxes and papers, which show some light shelf wear.