A FINE COMPANION
Myths and legends come alive in the new Signs& Symbols collection by luxury maison Montblanc.
Montblanc’s sign of the times.
Renowned for its versatile range of high-quality writing instruments, Montblanc returns this year with a new array of sophisticated pens that will have collectors eager to practice their penmanship. Part of the Signs & Symbols collection, which pays tribute to the various mythical creatures known to mankind, these latest additions demonstrate the brand’s savoir faire in precious stones, elegant lacquer and fine hand-engraving.
Collectors with an affinity for canines will always have a companion on hand with The Dog Limited Edition 512. Created as a tribute to this year’s Chinese zodiac, this latest addition to the Montblanc Legend of Zodiacs series features a lacquered barrel in elegant black and a sleek silver cap hand-engraved with a charming image of man’s best friend perched atop a Chinese coin. Limited to 512 pieces, this fine writing instrument also displays the dog on the rhodiumcoated solid gold nib.
As for the collection’s pièce de résistance, the maison presents the Azure Dragon Limited Edition 88. Limited to just 88 pieces, this dramatic design pays tribute to the mighty dragons that have long been interlinked with specific iconographic motifs and connotative meanings in Asia. For this particular iteration, Montblanc depicts the legendary creature on the hand-engraved cap in sleek sterling silver. A closer inspection of the cap will also reveal that the eyes have been set with two hypnotising blue sapphires. This great attention to detail continues to the body of the pen that features an intricate, scalelike pattern in golden-coloured lacquer on black, while a chalcedony material set in the base matches the hue of the symbolic Azure Dragon of the East from Chinese astronomy.
RIGHT Azure Dragon Limited Edition 88 (MYR64,700)
BELOW The Dog Limited Edition 512 (MYR22,000)