|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.
Clip: Platinum-plated clip depicting Balzac’s walking stick.
Special Characteristics: Inspired by the dandyish style of French society in the 19th century, with the shape reflecting Balzac’s bold stature.
Packaging: Specially designed book box
Refills: Two Montblanc rollerball pen refills included
Comes with leather Montblanc travel pouch that holds 2 additional rollerball cartridges
Length with cap: 5.4″
Condition: Pen writes beautifully and is in good overall condition but shows some very minor signs of use.
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