Montblanc and Pirelli, two companies that are so different from each other that one would think the only time they would collaborate is when someone drives a car with Pirelli tires with their Montblanc in the pocket. However, that is no longer the case as the two companies have decided to collaborate again after launching a trolley last year. Though this new product makes more sense in my eyes, it may very well end up being one of the coolest things money can buy.
The reason why this product makes sense.
Once upon a time, before the popularity of cheap plastics took off, the rubber used to be essential material for pens of the olden days. Montblanc, in particular, was known for its usage of ebonite, a special kind of hard rubber for their pens. It is still used today; however, plastics have replaced it in most places.
You can see why this makes sense now, as Pirelli is unmatched when it comes to the art of making things with rubber. That has been their whole shtick for the past 150 years. Now, I see you getting ready to say, what do tires have to do with a pen? But, you will be pleasantly surprised to know that the same kind of rubber has been used in this limited-edition pen.
Meisterstück Great Masters Pirelli Limited Edition 1872.
The name is a mouthful for sure, but the meaning it holds is just as deep. The 1872 refers to the number of pens that Montblanc will make as a part of this limited edition run. If that number seems way too specific, well, that is because it is. The number is a nod to the year when Pirelli was first established. The product itself celebrates Pirelli’s years of success, and nothing conveys that better than the pen’s design.
Tread-like patterns decorate the entire length of the pen. The patterns draw inspiration from Pirelli’s logo’s graphic from 1966. Apart from the pen’s body, the rubber cap also has the same design on it. The handcrafted 18K gold nib has a rendition of Pirelli’s iconic P engraved on it alongside a tire with Montblanc’s emblem in the center.
The grip, back-end of the pen’s body, the lower part of the cap, and the top of the cap are all coated in ruthenium. This glossy look of this coating brings the much-needed contrast as the rest of the pen is a matte affair. Two red rings are also placed in the cap top and pen’s cone to further add more color to this party.
Finally, the whole thing gets a finishing touch in the form of a mother-of-pearl crown fitted in the cap top in the shape of Montblanc’s emblem.
You can buy the pen for $2,790 right now. However, it is only available as a pre-order currently. Visit this website to book one for yourself!
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