Montblanc Collection June 2016

Journal

Montblanc Artisan Edition Homage to Wassily Kandinsky, new Montblanc Star Roman Carpe Diem Special Editions, Montblanc Golden Elixir Collection, Montblanc Bracelet Collection


As Montblanc celebrates 110 years of its pioneering spirit, it pays tribute to one of the most influential painters and art theorists reflecting another 20th century pioneer: Wassily Kandinsky (1866 – 1944). The Russian-born painter was one of the most impacting masters of abstract modern art, credited with creating one of the first ever purely abstract works of art.  His avant-garde masterpieces have been admired and studied by many generations of artists from his students at the Bauhaus to the Abstract Expressionists after in the second half of the 20th century beyond. Created in the Montblanc Artisan Atelier from the finest materials and shaped by highly skilled master craftsmen, the Kandinsky Artisan Edition brings to life his pioneering vision with every design detail of the writing instrument inspired by his artistic journey from Moscow to Weimar and Paris.

 

Classical elegance, outstanding functionality and fine Swiss watchmaking come together with these new Montblanc Star Roman “Carpe Diem” Special Editions,  paying tribute to the famous motto “Carpe Diem” which reminds us of how precious time is.  Montblanc presents three exclusive models in the Montblanc Star Collection — the Montblanc Star Roman Quantième Complet “Carpe Diem” Special Edition, the Montblanc Star Roman Chronograph UTC Automatic “Carpe Diem” Special Edition and the Montblanc Star Roman “Carpe Diem” Small Second Special Edition — all of which are designed to become fine lifetime companions which honour the precious transience of time through refined red gold-plated details.

 

Every word has special value and meaning. But when written in gold, words reveal their infinite power and preciousness. With ink containing 24ct gold and a handcrafted leather notebook to accompany it, the Montblanc Golden Elixir Collection turns the writing experience into a magical one, with words made of gold. Limited to just 100 pieces, the collection takes its inspiration from the ancient art of Medieval book illumination, when the masterful application of golden leaves and gold powder on paper was regarded as the most refined artisan craftwork. On the pages of handcrafted books and manuscripts, the beauty of language and the importance of culture were glorified in shining gold, revealing the sacred facet of words.

 

Men’s bracelets have become an accessory with which to express personal style, identity and individuality. From day into night, from a business meeting to a live concert, from the office to the gym, the everyday explorer moves seamlessly from one experience to another, choosing versatile accessories to complement his look. Designed in a variety of materials from woven leather to stainless steel, the new Bracelets are a stylish yet functional way to give a formal look a more casual feel or to give a refined twist to leisure attire.