Step aboard the Orient Express, the epitome of luxury travel, and embark on a journey back in time. Montblanc, renowned for its exquisite craftsmanship, unveils the High Artistry A Journey on the Orient Express collection. Each writing instrument in this collection is a masterpiece, pushing the boundaries of creativity and technical expertise. Inspired by the opulence and style of this legendary train, Montblanc artisans have meticulously designed and crafted these precious works of art.
Once again, the magic and allure of the Orient Express are brought to life by the Accor Group, allowing modern-day travelers to experience the legendary brand. But Montblanc goes a step further, capturing the essence of this iconic train through its High Artistry collection. Crafted from precious materials, each of the below writing instruments pay homage to the rich history and design heritage of the Orient Express.
Limited Edition 1: A Bejeweled Masterpiece
Montblanc High Artistry A Journey on the Orient Express Limited Edition 1 with Case is a true marvel. Made from solid Au 750 signature gold, it showcases the celebrated interior marquetry decorations by René Prou. Diamonds set in a floral, Art Deco-inspired pattern adorn the cap and barrel, while historical routes from 1930 are traced in diamonds, rubies, and blue sapphires on the gold forepart. Every detail, from the diamond-studded grid to the handcrafted gold nib, tells a story of elegance and luxury.
Limited Edition 1 Papillon: A Tribute to Espionage
Intrigue and espionage find their place in the Montblanc High Artistry Orient Express Limited Edition 1 Papillon. Shaped like an oval, reminiscent of the train cars, this writing instrument pays tribute to spy Robert Baden-Powell, who encoded secret information into butterfly drawings. An intricate butterfly made of plique-à-jour enamel unfolds its wingspan when the door is opened, revealing Montblanc’s masterful artistry. Diamonds, rubies, and individual-cut rubies embellish the pen, while a hinged door hides a miniature automaton watch and a stunning handcrafted gold nib.
Limited Edition 5: A Glimpse of the Early 20th Century
The Montblanc High Artistry Orient Express Limited Edition 5 captures the elegant style of the early 20th century. With abstract patterns made of solid Au 750 signature gold and hand-carved red chalcedony stone, this edition reflects the fashion and design of the time. Inspired by Mata Hari, a mysterious passenger, a window in the barrel reveals a delicate miniature painting of the famous dancer. Intricate engravings and gemstone adornments further enhance the allure of this exquisite writing instrument.
Limited Edition 10: Unraveling a Fictional Mystery
Agatha Christie’s iconic crime novel, “Murder on the Orient Express,” inspires the Montblanc High Artistry Orient Express Limited Edition 10. Crafted from stained sycamore wood, adorned with gold-leaf and crystal flower inlays, this edition pays tribute to the train’s luxurious interiors. A special push opening mechanism, brilliant-cut diamonds, and a broken miniature clock are just some of the elements that capture the essence of Christie’s captivating tale.
Limited Edition 83: A Nod to Technology
Crafted from structured black lacquer, the Limited Edition 83 draws inspiration from the enigmatic locomotive of the Orient Express, featuring a skeleton overlay in solid Au 750 signature gold adorned with sapphires. The cap opens with a snap mechanism, revealing the Montblanc emblem in mother-of-pearl, while the cap top and cone mirror the train’s elegant midnight blue, ivory-colored, and gold livery.
Limited Edition 333: An Eye-Catching Journey
Capturing the Orient Express’s striking color combination, the Limited Edition 333 combines translucent blue lacquer with gold fittings and a rhodium-coated skeleton overlay in solid Au 750 signature gold, reminiscent of the train’s ornate luggage racks. The cap top features a Montblanc emblem made of mother-of-pearl embedded in black onyx, while the cone displays the route taken by the Orient Express in 1930, representing the height of Art Deco style and glamour.
Limited Edition 1883: Art Deco Beauty
Commemorating the train’s inaugural voyage, the Limited Edition 1883 showcases a midnight blue precious resin cap and barrel, complemented by an ivory-colored Montblanc emblem. The yellow gold-coated cap ring bears classic Meisterstück 149 embossing, and the cap displays an etching inspired by René Prou artwork. The solid Au 750 yellow gold nib features an intricate engraving of one of Prou’s Art Deco flowers from the Orient Express decorations.
Montblanc’s High Artistry A Journey on the Orient Express collection captures the timeless allure and elegance of the legendary train. Each writing instrument in this collection is a masterpiece, showcasing the brand’s unparalleled craftsmanship and attention to detail. From the bejeweled marvel of Limited Edition 1 to the captivating designs of Limited Editions 5, 10, 83, 333, and 1883, these pens pay homage to the rich history and design heritage of the Orient Express. With this collection, Montblanc invites you to embark on a journey of luxury, style, and artistic excellence.