Revered for their superior quality and with a rich history in providing the best classic luxury writing implements, Montblanc has been the leading name in the luxury pen industry for well over 100 years. Since its first foray into the market in 1906, the brand has built on the successes of pens like the Meisterstück and the StarWalker range to grow into the internationally renowned company we know them as today trading in shops and online.
Although the market has changed and their portfolio has diversified they have still stuck to their roots, crafting
exquisite, precision built pens of unparalleled quality with mainstays such as the affordable Classique range.
- 1 Paying for a quality writing instrument
- 2 Finding pens at discount prices
- 3 Pen range: find the best model for you
- 4 Mechanical pencil sets
- 5 Accessories and refills
- 6 Cases & storing
- 7 Buying official refills
- 8 Repairing and servicing
- 9 Buying parts
- 10 Why buy Montblanc?
Paying for a quality writing instrument
Of course these pens don’t just rely on the reputation of their predecessors, each and every line is made with only the finest materials. Even what could be considered their ‘basic’ affordable models are designed with the best aesthetics and build quality in mind, featuring the likes of gold plating and precious resin finishes. At the higher end pens are embellished with engraved signatures from renowned figures like those in the Writers edition or Great characters edition.
Why are Montblanc Pens So Expensive?
Where the range really excels is in the small details, you only need to study the pen to see the craftsmanship that goes into each and every model. Look closely at the Meisterstück Diamond Legrand pen and you’ll see a total of 43 diamonds creating the iconic logo, or study the intricate engraving on the nib of the Princesse Grace De Monaco. All of these factors are the reason the pens cost so much money.
Regardless of what model of you decide on you can rest assured that it’s of the utmost quality in all areas. In an age where the majority of consumer goods are manufactured, the master craftsmen still make each pen by hand, ensuring perfect results every time.
Finding pens at discount prices
It goes without saying that purchasing directly from the manufacturer leaves you assured that you’re buying the genuine article. However there is a price tag attached to this peace of mind, as buying directly also ensures that you’re paying the highest prices for the best product. The web displays countless results for discounted Montblanc pens, with two of the more reasonable, affordable and viable alternatives being Amazon to get the best prices, it doesn’t take Albert Einstein to work that out but its worth mentioning! Sometimes these sellers will have a clearance sale where you can really get a bargain. Using ebay can be a little more tricky. Make sure you check to make sure you are buying the genuine article and not a fake.
As two of the leading online marketplaces, there’s no shortage of sellers, showcasing new, used or reconditioned fine pens at the best discount prices. These are available in a variety of conditions and at competitive prices, particularly from individuals looking to sell at a concession. Be aware that some of these concessions will not offer rebates at the low prices they are offering.
Although you may be able to find what could be perceived as ‘good deals’ online at eBay and Amazon there are of course a few pit-falls associated from purchasing via these sites, namely having the correct documentation that’s issued by Montblanc with every pen.
Proper premium online shops offer an alternative, providing you with all the relative details and documentation necessary, confirming the authenticity of your item whilst also remaining a cheaper and cost effective alternative to buying directly from Montblanc themselves.
Pen range: find the best model for you
To remain a market leader in such a competitive area the company is also widely acclaimed as the best in innovation. You need only to look at their diverse portfolio of writing implements from fountain pens and fineliners to ballpoints and mechanical pencils, to see why. To appeal to a broader clientele, the ranges offered by Montblanc attempt to encompass every conceivable taste, whilst of course retaining the iconic classic looks they are so well known for. All of which are now available to buy online often and discount prices from reputable retailers such amazon.
The original line of pens that made the brand the success that it is, this is where it all began. To this day the Meisterstück remains a popular line, with its characteristic looks and traditional gold plating its instantly recognisable. Of course there’s a good reason behind the prolonged success of the line, asides from its timeless design and quality craftsmanship, there’s also a degree of adaptability.
The Meisterstück range has changed with the times, constantly reinventing itself to stay relevant to a modern audience, whilst still retaining its traditional values. This is evident across the range, with a huge variety of writing mediums and extravagant finishes available.
The term StarWalker is an apt metaphor for this stunning line of pens; hailed by themselves as ‘uncharted territory’, the StarWalker range pushes the boundaries of what’s possible. Ergonomically designed and available in a range of materials including a lightweight carbon fibre, they utilises state of the art technology to deliver the best possible results.
Undoubtedly the best example of innovation within the range is the ScreenWriter pens, with interchangeable tips for writing on touch enabled devices such as tablets or smartphones.
Cruise pen collection
Offering a point of difference over the other Mont blanc lines, the Cruise Collection retains all the finery and tradition of its counterparts but in a bolder way. Available in an array of bright uplifting colours and finished with a precious resin, the laid back style of the Cruise Collection provides an alternative that manages to achieve a fun feel on an otherwise professional looking pen.
It’s easy to over-do a piece with jewels and precious metals and end up with something rather gaudy. The Bohème collection from Montblanc does feature jewels and fine finishes however the result is charmingly endearing, which can only be put down to the remarkable design and craftsmanship.
The most decorated piece featuring over 1430 diamonds and weighing in at an astonishing 15 carats, the Boheme collection is nothing short of breathtaking. Wherever you go this pen is guaranteed to turn heads, the subtly placed diamonds working in harmony with the striking design to create an exceptional writing experience.
The muses edition
As the name suggests the muses edition is aimed at encapsulating the aura of 20th century muses, a relatively new line of Montblanc Edition pens, what better way than to start with the undeniable Grace Kelly.
The Princesse Grace De Monaco is fittingly elegant in profile, with a seductive hourglass like figure and a feminine neckline running from the top down to the clip. Available in a variety of finishes, each with a pink topaz situated across the clip.
Great characters edition
There are few people who make the exclusive range of Great Character Edition, but for those that do; they have really earned the right. From the likes of US president JFK to legendary musician John Lennon, this line successfully attempts to capture the very essence of these figures and translate that into the pens. The writing instruments are offered in rollerball and fountain.
Each individual element of the design has been thought about and link in some way to truly represent the ‘Great Character’ it stands for. The result is an inspirational writing implement, both in quality and its reminiscence to important figures.
There’s not a lot of things that are more relevant to a writer than a pen, the writers edition pays tribute to some of the most influential writers from across history through this very medium. Paying homage to distinguished writers who have contributed to their art form, it successfully embodies the personality and attributes of many great writers like Daniel Defoe or Honoré De Balzac and channels it all into their range of Writers Edition pens.
There’s a Mont blanc pen suitable even for the most discerning of tastes, what’s more the selection above doesn’t limit itself to just fountain pens or fineliners. Whatever medium you prefer to write in and whichever design appeals to you, there’s a pen here that will fulfil all your requirements. With pens being such an essential item, it’s easy to overlook their importance, get the pen you deserve.
Mechanical pencil sets
As you may have guessed by now Montblanc is much more diverse than just pens, so it would be an injustice for us not to mention the mechanical pencil sets available in a variety of the above lines. Mechanical pencils offer many advantages over their conventional counterparts, enabling users to draw or write to a greater degree of accuracy. Combined with the effortless grace and style, the assorted selection of Mont blanc mechanical pencils is a clear winner!
Purchasing a pen is all well and good however without the right accessories or the appropriate aftercare you could be putting your newly invested writing implement at risk. Below you’ll find all the vital information, that’s essential to owning the genuine article.
Accessories and refills
The extensive range of accessories offered exclusively by them is the perfect way to compliment your new pen. Choose from document trays, desk pads, letter racks and much more, each designed with the same amount of care and attention as dedicated to the range of writing instruments. Of particular relevance is the Mont blanc Pen tray, finished in full-grain Italian calfskin it provides convenient and stylish storage for both your pens and refills.
Cases & storing
Almost as important as the pen itself is the case designed to hold it. Cases designed by Mont Blanc serve two main purposes, to protect your pen and to mirror the style and of its contents. The result is a unique mix of practicality and personality; it serves a functional purpose without compromising on structural integrity or visual appeal.
Of course all pens will come in a leather bound retail box, that can also double as a desk top case, however there is an appealing alternative in the form of the ‘pen pouch’. These convenient pouches can easily be kept on your person, safe from loss and on hand should the need arise.
The importance of having the proper case for your Montblanc shouldn’t be underplayed, after the initial investment of the pen itself the addition of a corresponding case is small in comparison. By purchasing a case you’re essentially safeguarding your writing implement from damage or accidental loss.
Buying official refills
It can be tempting to purchase cheaper refills for your pen, however in doing so you could be inadvertently damaging your pen. The inks used in non-specific refills could prove harmful to either the internal mechanisms or cause a reaction to the precious finishes, leading to long term damage. The refills offered by the company ensure that this worst case scenario never becomes a reality, with purpose built refills for all product ranges, from cartridges to exquisitely designed ink bottles. Fake refills really don’t compare to these.
Repairing and servicing
Just like a classic car or a vintage watch to keep it in perfect working order a Mont blanc pen will require servicing, particularly the more complex models like the fountain pens. If the worst does happen and it becomes inadvertently damaged, simply search for your nearest boutique or service centre.This can be anything from cosmetic damage to the precious resin finish, re-plating of precious metals or mechanical damage that affects the functionality of the pen. Whatever it may be, Mont blanc craftsmen take great pride in their work, paying attention to even the tiniest of details, so needless to say when it comes to repairs it pays to take it to the professionals.
Buying parts for repair or as an addition is as easy as purchasing the pen itself, with staff on hand at the Montblanc boutiques or service centres to deal with your request. With that said however there are of course some parts that can be bought and applied at your convenience, the clips and nibs being prime examples. There is a wide selection of genuine replacement parts, available across their many ranges. As a trusted reseller of pens we believe there is no alternative that matches the quality of the recommended manufacturer’s parts, that’s why we don’t compromise on quality, everything we promote is the genuine article and not a replica.
Why buy Montblanc?
As if you needed more persuading? As can be seen from the above, the selection of different models and pen type combinations is nothing short of extensive. There are of course other luxury pen brands out there, but none of them compare to the style, build quality and level of craftsmanship that goes into every Montblanc pen. It’s difficult to put a price on an item that’s had so much love and care devoted to it, each pen pays testament to the skill it takes to produce them, resulting in a refined balance of superior design and penmanship. One thing we are certain of is that with us you’ll find the perfect accessories, cases, parts, pens and refills for sale at a competitive price.