When it was developed in 1906, the ‘Rouge et Noir’ fountain pen was considered an outstanding technical achievement, ensuring simple operation without the need for dipping the nib into an inkwell. Last year, the Heritage Collection Rouge et Noir celebrated the 110-year-old pioneering spirit of Montblanc. Again, this year, Montblanc reinterprets the legendary writing instrument with two new editions.
The first in the collection is the elegant Montblanc Heritage Rouge & Noir Tropic Brown Special Edition which features a longer, slimmer silhouette and craftsmanship refined over generations. Vintage brown resin cap and lacquer barrel resin with historical engraving. Tropic is a color name used in watches to designate a patina obtained by natural aging under the tropics (sun and humidity). Montblanc pens also experience this color due to the natural aging of the organic ebonite material.
The second is Solitaire Serpent Limited Edition 1906 which is made out of brushed, platinum-coated metal, recalling the historical metal materials Montblanc used to work with in the 1920s. It also features a longer, slimmer silhouette and craftsmanship refined over generations. While the Solitaire Serpent is available in Fountain Pen and a Rollerball versions, the Tropic brown is available in an additional Ballpoint variant as well.