The Writers Edition 2013 pays tribute to the French novelist and playwright who contributed an opus of nearly 100 novels and plays to world literature of the 19th century – Honoré de Balzac. Inspired by the Dandyism of the 19th century and the elegance of Balzac, the precious black resin and grey lacquer of the barrel, with its guilloché refinement, references the typical cutaway favoured by refined Parisian gentlemen. While the oversized shape of the pen mirrors Balzacʼs bold stature, the clip embellished with turquoise lacquering on its top symbolises the author’s walking cane. The platinum and gold-coated rings refer to the different classes that emerged in French society in the early 19th century – often a central theme in the works of Balzac.
Writing System: Rollerball Pen with twist mechanism.
Barrel: Grey lacquer with a guilloché refinement, portraying the cutaway trousers worn by gentlemen.
Cap: Black resin.
Trim: Platinum-plated and gold-plated fittings with lacquered inlay. The rings refer to the different classes of French society in the early 19th century.
With the Writers Edition, issued every year since 1992 in a strictly limited edition worldwide, Montblanc pays tribute to the greatest icons of literary history. The Writers Edition William Shakespeare is only available in a strictly limited edition worldwide – this is guaranteed by Montblanc, as it is for all of its Limited Editions. The issue number engraved on the cap is proof of the uniqueness of every piece. The black and white colors are inspired by the different flags of the theater on the occasions of different genres (white – comedy, black – tragedy).
Ink Color: Black
-Black precious-resin cap with octagonal shape
-White precious-resin barrel with guilloche pattern
-Band with images from Shakespeare’s major plays
-gold -plated fittings
-One of 7,000 limited pieces
Comes with Montblanc travel pouch (Made in Italy)
Condition: Pen writes beautifully. Some minor signs of wear on pen
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