In paying tribute to the famous merchant explorer, Montblanc releases the High Artistry Homage to Marco Polo Limited Editions to celebrate his life of discoveries that continues to inspire generations of readers and adventure-seekers. The special limited edition collection includes the Homage to Marco Polo “Il Milione” Limited Edition 1, Homage to Marco Polo “L’azzuro” Limited Edition 3, Homage to Marco Polo “Great Khan” Limited Edition 9 and the Homage to Marco Polo Silk Road LE69.
The most extravagant is Limited Edition 1, a dazzling display of gem-setting virtuosity on one of the most elaborate writing instruments every created by the Maison.
Inspired by Marco Polo’s travels particularly his trading of precious stones while serving Kublai Khan, the Homage to Marco Polo “Il Milione” Limited Edition 1’s cap is set with a full pavée of dark red rubies and cognac tone diamonds while the barrel features a diamond-set world map. If that’s not dazzling enough, there is a skeletonised gold cone set with a majestic 6.12ct diamond while the Au750 solid champagne gold nib represents Marco Polo’s travels across the desert.