Its serpent-designed clip really reminds me to Montblanc’ second Writer’s Edition published decades ago, paying homage Agatha Christie. But this is a different pen — albeit not totally. The Montblanc Heritage Collection Rouge & Noir Special Edition is a series of fountain pen to celebrate Montblanc’s rich heritage while showcasing a contemporary twist. This special edition pen combines timeless design elements with a vibrant coral colour, creating a truly unique and eye-catching piece.
The coral-coloured resin barrel immediately commands attention with its bold and distinctive hue. It exudes a sense of vibrancy and modernity, adding a refreshing twist to the classic Montblanc design. The high-quality resin material provides a smooth and polished finish, enhancing both the aesthetic appeal and the durability of the pen.
Using a design motif that was popular during the Art Nouveau period, the collection features a serpent that coils its way down from the cap to become the clip. Made of a new alloy, the clip can also be lifted without being bent. This iconic serpent clip, inspired by the original 1906 Montblanc pen, adds an element of elegance and intrigue. The snake motif wrapping around the clip symbolising wisdom and rebirth. This intricate detailing showcases Montblanc’s commitment to exceptional craftsmanship and attention to design elements that elevate the pen’s overall aesthetic.
The fountain pen is equipped with a reliable and smooth-writing 14K gold nib (Au 585). The medium-sized nib offers a balance between precision and fluidity, allowing for effortless and enjoyable writing. The ink flow is consistent, providing a seamless writing experience that is well-suited for various writing styles and preferences.
Another interesting thing is that this new fountain pen series is designed as a slimmer pen, featuring a longer silhouette along with modern piston technology— an example of how Montblanc rethinks and reinvents the art of writing.
As part of the Heritage Collection, this special edition pen holds a sense of nostalgia and reverence for Montblanc’s history. It pays tribute to the brand’s early beginnings and the evolution of writing instruments over time. It serves as a testament to Montblanc’s commitment to craftsmanship, quality, and timeless elegance.