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With the lat­est ad­di­tion to its Great Char­ac­ters col­lec­tion, Mont­blanc honours the legacy of ac­tor James Dean. The de­sign of the three types of lux­ury writ­ing in­stru­ments is meant to cap­ture the re­bel­lious and un­con­ven­tional star’s story, which re­mains fas­ci­nat­ing al­most 65 years a er his un­timely death. The pieces within the James Dean Spe­cial Edi­tion have a red pre­cious resin on the cap and bar­rel, which mim­ics the vi­brant colour of the jacket the ac­tor wore in his sec­ond film, Rebel With­out a Cause. Avail­able as a foun­tain pen, a roller­ball and a ball­point pen, the pat­tern evokes the struc­ture of a pair of jeans, while in­lays on the cap ref­er­ence his most fa­mous scenes. The Limited Edi­tion 99 is re­stricted to 99 pieces, a ref­er­ence to the year 1999, when Dean was hon­oured for his out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to cinema. The pen’s knife-shaped de­sign is a trib­ute to the fight scene in Rebel With­out a Cause, while the hand­cra ed rhodi­um­coated Au 750 gold nib is en­graved with a rac­ing-flag de­sign. Limited Edi­tion 1931, mean­while, has 1,931 foun­tain pens and 1,931 roller­balls, in ref­er­ence to the year Dean was born. It cel­e­brates the screen le­gend’s pas­sion for fast cars, with the Ag 925 ster­ling sil­ver bar­rel en­graved with a pat­tern rem­i­nis­cent of the oil-cooler grille on the Porsche 550 Spy­der.

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