The High Artistry Collection
The Montblanc High Artistry Collection is our tribute to the Great Wall of China, which dominates deserts, valleys and mountains like a huge stone dragon.
Drawing inspiration from the shape of a traditional calligraphy brush, this collection’s writing instruments – the LE1, LE5 and LE88 – honour the ancient art of calligraphy. The curved nib’s tip is at a 45° angle, making it possible to create lines of different thicknesses at various angles. Therefore, writers are able to create beautiful words and symbols developed from the principles of rhythm and compositio
A DRAMATIC VISION OF THE GREAT WALL
The Limited Edition 1 evokes a dramatic vision of the Great Wall twisting like a massive stone dragon over a vast landscape. The dragon metaphor comes to life on the Au 750 solid yellow gold cap and barrel in a pavé setting of sapphires, rubies, turmalin and diamonds. It is crowned by a selected 4.69 ct brilliant-cut diamond set into the skeletonised and hand-engraved Au 750 solid gold cap top symbolising a dragon’s claws holding the diamond. A miniature music box is integrated into the cone, which plays a melody inspired by the sound of chime bells – a traditional royal instrument used in Chinese rituals and court music. The Au 750 solid yellow gold clip depicts a 3D hand engraved lion – a traditional Chinese symbol of protection.
CELEBRATING THE ANCIENT ART OF CALLIGRAPHY
The Limited Edition 5 fountain pen’s cap and barrel are made from Au 750 solid yellow gold and artfully hand-painted with enamel cloisonné and champlevé designs. The magnificent colours are inspired by the traditional enamel painted vases from the Ming dynasty. Shaped like a traditional calligraphy brush and made of squirrel hair stabilised with translucent lacquer, the cone can be exchanged with a real brush for writing calligraphy. The Au 750 solid yellow gold curved nib is decorated with a 3D relief of the Great Wall and set with a brilliant-cut diamond.