Montblanc Fountain Pen
Mont Blanc 145-Meisterstuck Classique Gold Fountain Pen, Medium Nib (106514)
The start of the new modern century which seemed to have a simulating effect on inventors and craftsmen alike.
Ingenuity and their imagination helped the fountain pen to make its technical and commercial breakthrough as a writing instrument.
It was a Hamburg banker; Berlin engineer; Alfred Nehemias; and a August Eberstein, together who recognised the signs of the times and decided to produce simplicissimus pens.
After a short period of time Christian Lausen; Wilhelm Dziambor; and later Claus Johannes Voss took over the business and thus laid the out the foundations for the future internationally successful company Montblanc.
Their first model was the Rouge et Noir in 1909 followed in 1910 by the pen that was later to give the company its new name, Mont Blanc.
The Meisterstück name ”English: “Masterpiece”, the name used for export, was used for the first time in 1924, for their top lines of fountain pens.
The company was acquired by Dunhill in 1977, following which other lower price pens were dropped and the brand was used on a wide range of luxury goods other than pens.
Today, Mont Blanc forms part of the Richemont group. Its sister companies include luxury brands Cartier, Chloé,Van Cleef & Arpels, and Baume et Mercier.
Mont Blanc is owned, through Richemont, by the South African Rupert Family.
As the self-proclaimed “Fathers of Stylish Writing”, German manufacturer Montblanc have been making high end writing instruments for now over a century.
Their debut collection, named Meisterstück after their ubiquitous fountain pen, won immediate plaudits at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), the prestigious watch exhibition in Geneva.
A meticulous approach that allowed them to become a world leader in fine writing instruments has been applied in other areas as well.
So it is safe to say that a Montblanc is as much of a statement of quality to the fountain pen right up there with other top of the range writing instruments today.