Montblanc introduces Montblanc Meisterstück Around The World in 80 Days, a new collection that brings to life the story of a bestselling novel with elegant design elements. Around the World in Eighty Days is an adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne that tells the story of British gentleman Phileas Fogg’s extraordinary trip around the world in just 80 days.
The indigo blue and the wave pattern of the collection are inspired by the ocean journey from the Suez Canal to Bombay. The steamboat is laser engraved on the cap of each edition, while the clip is adorned with the ace of spades in black lacquer. The 18 days required to complete the first leg of the trip are engraved on the back of the cap top, while the 80 days given for the entire trip on the front. The handcrafted Au 750 solid gold nib is engraved with two dates: 2 October (the start of the journey) and 20 October (the date Fogg arrived in Bombay to finish the first stage).
A cap and barrel of Meisterstück Around The World in 80 Days Resin Le Grand & Classique are made of blue precious resin with an embossed pattern of important moments of Phileas Fogg’s journey. The Resin Doué Edition is decorated with engravings of the wave pattern and steamship on the platinum-coated cap. The barrel of the pen is made of a blue translucent lacquer with a subtle gradient effect.
The cap and barrel of the Solitaire Edition are crafted using blue translucent lacquer with a milled pattern representing the key elements of the first 18 days of the journey: ocean waves and a steamboat. It also features the steamboat cartouche. The 18K handcrafted bi-color rhodium and champagne tone gold-coated nib is decorated with the hot air balloon that often appeared in Jules Verne’s stories.
The collection of writing instruments also includes accessories and wearables. A limited-edition Summit Lite smartwatch has a specially designed “80 Days” watch face and a blue calfskin strap that mirrors the ocean pattern featured throughout the collection. There is also a blue leather pen pouch with the wave motif, calfskin notebooks embossed with the book themes and a deep blue ink inspired by the famous novel. The adventure lovers will appreciate steel round cufflinks with the card suit design, and leather and steel bracelets in red and blue.
Montblanc Meisterstück Around The World in 80 Days Collection will be available from May 2021 at Montblanc boutiques worldwide and online.