The Noblesse Oblige line was launched a few years after the Noblesse 3rd Generation and both lines of pens continued to be marketed simultaneously. As Montblanc placed its latest generation Noblesse in a higher price bracket, the Noblesse Oblige came to fill the gap previously occupied by the cheaper 2nd Generation Noblesse and SlimLine ranges. Eventually, the Noblesse ranges were discontinued upon the introduction of the Boheme line.
The Noblesse Oblige was made available in a number of solid colors in an acrylic body. The trim was usually gold-plated, although a few versions were also made with platinum-plated trim. The colors available were: black, navy blue, burgundy, dark green, olive green, baby blue, yellow, cream, greyish blue, and violet.