Montblanc celebrates the creative genius of Scottish-born writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with the new Montblanc Writers Edition Sir Arthur Conan Doyle collection. The range of writing instruments is inspired by the many stories of Detective Sherlock Holmes. The clip on each of the editions is shaped like a magnifying glass and the exceptional author’s likeness is engraved on every nib on each of the four editions.
Montblanc Writers Edition Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Writers Edition
Crafted from precious resin with ruthenium-coated fittings, the cap and barrel of the pen are decorated with a pattern based on an original Sherlock Holmes tartan as well as extracts from an old street map of Victorian London (“Upper Wimpole Street” where Doyle had his medical practice, and “Baker Street”, the residence of Sherlock Holmes). The dark grey tone of the resin is reminiscent of the foggy streets of London.
“JB” behind the clip refers to Doyle’s medicine professor for Joshua Bell, a master of deduction and diagnosis who was the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes. A red lacquer dot above the magnifying glass represents an ophthalmoscope from the 19th century, a reference to the medical area he eventually specialized in. The Au750 solid gold nib with ruthenium coating engraved with a portrait of the author and Pterodactyl dinosaurs from The Lost World. Cap ring is garnished with Doyle’s signature, the vine symbol from the cover of A Study in Scarlet, the first story to feature Sherlock Holmes and the date at which the publishers wrote to him about obtaining the copyrights: “Oct 30, 1886”.
Writers Edition Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Limited Edition 1902
The limited number of 1,902 Fountain pens and 1,902 Rollerballs for the Writers Edition Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Limited Edition 1902 is a reference to the first publishing date of The Hound of Baskervilles.
Cap and barrel in brown lacquer showcase the London street map with “Victoria Street” where Doyle ́s Psychic bookshop was located, and “Baker Street”, the residence of Sherlock Holmes, as well as the tartan pattern. Cap top and the cone of the writing instrument are crafted from wood, evoking Holmes’ smoking pipe. Made from Super-LumiNova® , a silhouette of a hound from The Hound of The Baskervilles hides behind the clip and glows in the dark. Nib is made of rhodium-coated Au750 solid gold with special engraving of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and a magnifying glass. Cap ring is decorated with the author’s signature, A Study in Scarlet logo, and the date he opened a Psychic book shop in London with his wife: “February 1925”.
Writers Edition Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Limited Edition 97
The edition features an Au 750 solid white gold skeletonized overlay on different translucent lacquer fields inspired by the stained-glass windows at Undershaw. The barrel is decorated with the London street map design and tartan pattern. A moveable magnifying glass clip with the author’s initials is seen on the stained-glass windows of Undershaw.
A cap top is marked with A NEW STEP INTO THE UNKNOWN, an article written by Doyle on Spiritualism and decorated with a removable ring inspired by a Sideric Pendulum, a medium of communication to Spiritualists. Rhodium- and ruthenium-coated Au750 solid gold nib engraved with a portrait of Conan Doyle and a ship’s mast from the short story The Captain of the Pole Star. Cap ring features Doyle’s signature, the vine symbol and the publishing date of Pheneas Speaks, a book that describes communications Doyle had with spirits: “March 21, 1927”.
Writers Edition Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Limited Edition 8
The cap and barrel of the Writers Edition Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Limited Edition 8 are beautified with 3-dimensional icebergs in solid Au 750 white gold, surrounded by translucent blue lacquer. The movable magnifying clip reveals the “ACD” initials in red lacquer as featured on a stained-glass window at his House Undershaw, with a single sapphire adorning the top of the clip.
Montblanc emblem in a diamond pave tops the writing instrument, with the cap top ring featuring the engraving I CAME OF AGE AT 80o NORTH LATITUDE, written by the author in his diary on the day of his 21st birthday. Cap ring features Doyle’s signature, the vine from A Study in Scarlet logo, and the first publication date of The Captain of the Pole Star: “January, 1883”. Cone is engraved with September 11th. – Lat 81o N.; long. 2o. the location of ice fields as written in the story of The Captain and the Pole Star.
The collection also includes a selection of matching writing accessories. A fine stationery notebook made from woven velvet features a street map of London and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s signature. A matching red ink color in a glass ink bottle is inspired by the first Sherlock Holmes novel A Study in Scarlet. A single leather pen pouch embossed with a street map of London and tartan pattern finishes the collection.
Montblanc Writers Edition Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is available from July 2021.