With the 2016 Writers Edition Montblanc pays tribute to the greatest icons of literary history.
William Shakespeare was one of the most famous poets and dramatists of all time and is broadly acknowledged as the greatest writer in the English language. The 2016 Writers Edition William Shakespeare is only available in a strictly limited edition worldwide. The issue number engraved on the cap is proof of the uniqueness of every piece. The fountain pen version of this edition will be limited to 8700 pieces.
The color combination references the flags that were raised above the famous Globe: white for comedy and black, tragedy. The cap crown is shaped like the roof of the theater, and it features the famous Montblanc emblem at its center.
The body of this luxurious writing instrument with its octagonal design is inspired by the Globe Theatre. The cap is octagonal too, and finishes in a cap top shaped like the ringed roof of the theatre. In the center the deeply set white MB emblem crowns this Edition. The clip ring recalls the golden earring Shakespeare wore in the most famous portrait of him, the Chandos portrait. The barrel features guilloche patterns that evoke a quill, as Shakespeare might have used to pen his works. These facets are in turn separated by a gold ring with embossed symbols reminiscent of Shakespeare’s career. A rose and dagger stand for Romeo and Juliet, a skull for Hamlet, two chess pieces for King Lear, a crest for Henry V, a Moorish-inspired pattern including a sword for Othello, a crown for Macbeth, a swirling cloud for The Tempest and a laurel wreath in the form of a "C" for Julius Caesar.
The black cap and white barrel coloration is a reference to the flags that flew above the Globe theater signifying the genre of the play being performed: white for comedy and black for tragedy.
This particular pen set is in brand new and unused condition.