Montblanc is a brand rich in history. Founded in 1906, the company is named after one of the highest mountains in Europe, signalling the brand’s dedication to producing fine writing instruments. With a brand that produces top of the line writing tools, it’s helpful to know the biggest and the best. Whether you’re a collector or just enthusiastic about writing, this article will give you an idea of the top 10 Montblanc pens.
The Montblanc Meisterstück Classique black ballpoint pen with gold fittings is one of the most famous Montblanc writing instruments. Surmounted by the white snow cap emblem, this design icon has its own individual serial number, meaning the pen you own will be unique. Popular with everyone from gift buyers, corporate customers and serious pen collectors this is a must-have Montblanc ballpoint pen.
Unsurprisingly considered one of the top 10 Montblanc pens, the Montblanc Meisterstück Classique is perhaps the most iconic of the Montblanc writing collection. Coated in precious black resin and surmounted with the distinctive white star emblem, this pen is a must-have for collectors and lives up to its name, German for ‘masterpiece’. Each pen has an individual serial number, meaning no two pens are the same. Similarly, each Montblanc nib is individually stamped after it’s been hand-tested by Montblanc’s master craftsmen.
The Montblanc Meisterstück Geometry Solitaire platinum midsize ballpoint pen is the perfect writing instrument if you want to make an impression. The midsize has proved extremely popular with collectors as it is larger than the standard Classique ballpoint but slightly smaller than the large LeGrand pens making it comfortable to hold in your hand. Each writing instrument in this collection has over 2,000 geometrical facets giving them a unique optical illusion that fascinates the eyes while been playful in your hand. The Meisterstück Solitaire Geometric Dimension was born of the desire to unite Montblanc’s classic design with unique materials.
Perfect for collectors, this Starwalker fountain pen is a bold evolution of the Montblanc Starwalker pen with the new emblem technology featuring a blue translucent dome, reminiscent of the Earth emerging above the lunar horizon. The pen is part of the new collection, designed to help mark the 50th anniversary of the landing on the moon.
The Montblanc Starwalker precious black resin fountain pen comes with platinum-coated fittings and a black precious resin barrel and cap representing the dark vast expanse of space. Hand-crafted with a rhodium-coated gold nib that will beautifully meld into a shape to match your writing style, the pen also features an angled clip cover and dome resembling the shape of a space rocket and a cap screw mechanism similar to the astronaut securing the helmet of the spacesuit.
Inspired by famous Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe, this Montblanc white rollerball is part of the incredibly popular Muses collection with previous editions including Princess Grace de Monaco. The colour of the writing instrument refers to Monroe’s signature white dress worn in the film ‘The Seven Year Itch’, released back in 1955. Few scenes are as iconic in film history as the scene where Marilyn stands over a subway grate while her dress is seen blowing upwards. The shape of the Muses Marilyn Monroe rollerball was inspired by the iconic 4 inch Ferragamo high-heels, which Marilyn wore, reflecting her femininity and sensuality, while the shape of the clip on the pen features a pearl which recalls her Akoya pearl necklace given to her by husband Joe DiMaggio.
The Montblanc Meisterstück Solitaire Doue Aviator fountain pen has been inspired by Le Petit Prince book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the second most translated book in the world. Finished with a handcrafted 18ct champagne gold-coated nib, the deep brown precious resin of the pen is linked to the aviator aesthetic with the platinum-coated metal cap etched with the drawing of the desert and aeroplane. The cap reveals a sentence from the Le Petit Prince book and is crowned with the iconic Montblanc emblem. The central ring of the three platinum-coated rings features the Montblanc brand name and the clip is embellished with a yellow lacquered star symbolising the Petit Prince’s laughter.
Created to honour James Purdey & Sons, the renowned maker of exclusive hunting guns and rifles for 200 years, this Montblanc Great Masters James Purdey & Sons Fountain Pen celebrates the art of wood carving and metal engraving. These traditional skills are embodied by each Purdey gun using signature patterns passed down through generations. In keeping with tradition, the exquisite oil-effect wood finish of the fountain pen is a reproduction of Purdey’s secret recipe, hand-engraved by a master using traditional Purdey patterns and adorned with a solid gold nib.
The innovative M collection has been designed by Marc Newson, who has been described as one of the most influential designers of his time. This smooth looking pen has lines that flow seamlessly into each other.
This fine liner version of the Montblanc Starwalker pen is designed to bring a sophistication to the Starwalker collection with its striking, blue translucent dome and platinum-coated metal, emphasising the pen’s modern-day characteristics.
This Montblanc rollerball is an ideal pen for anyone starting out on their Montblanc collection, having the comfort of the luxurious brand but at a more affordable price. The PIX is a good addition to any writing collection. Available in either blue (shown above), red, white, or green, the purist design of the PIX rollerball is inspired by the Bauhaus architecture movement and offers a high simplicity of use.
Montblanc is a brand that people can trust; with a long history of producing fine writing instruments, the Montblanc name is recognised around the world. These top 10 Montblanc pens have been used for writing since the early 1900s and their unique designs are very popular with collectors. The above writing instruments are 10 of the most popular Montblanc pens of the time, in a variety of styles and prices. Browse the collection here.