A FINE COM­PAN­ION

Myths and leg­ends come alive in the new Signs& Sym­bols col­lec­tion by lux­ury mai­son Mont­blanc.

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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)

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