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Honoring One of the Most Important Explorers of All Time

Mirroring the extravagance and riches of the imperial Mongolian court, the Homage to Marco Polo “Il Milione” Limited Edition 1 is a dazzling display of gem-setting virtuosity on one of the most elaborate writing instruments ever created by Montblanc. The design takes its inspiration from the years Marco Polo spent trading precious stones while serving the great Khan, the most powerful king on earth at that time.The rich colors and the shape of the extended cap draw inspiration from the typical Coromandel lacquer folding screens made by the finest artisans in the Orient. When removed, the cap set with a full pavé of dark red rubies and cognac-tone diamonds, reveals a barrel featuring a diamond-set world map inspired by Marco Polo’s travels. The pen’s clip is shaped like the golden tablet (paiza) given to him by Kublai Khan, which guaranteed him safe passage throughout the Khan’s expansive kingdom. The cap ring displays various creatures from the wild and fantastic world he experienced, as told in Il Milione. A reference to one of his most important navigation tools, the compass rose, is worked into the cap top under the Montblanc emblem, revealing itself thanks to a special mechanism. On the other end of the writing instrument, the skeletonized gold cone is set with a majestic 6.12 ct diamond. The Au750 solid champagne gold nib design is a representation of Marco Polo crossing the desert, taken from the most important map of the medieval period: the Catalan Atlas.

Chiso is the finest and one of the oldest kimono manufacturers in Japan (originally founded in 1555). Chiso is historically famous for its unique grace, beauty and the superb product quality  along their rigorous manufacturing philosophy. For the launch of Montblanc Homage to Marco Polo collection, Montblanc cooperates with Chiso.  For this edition, Chiso creates 3 special Furoshiki as wrapping, paying tribute to The legend of Zipangu (Japan) as told in Marco Polo’s “Il Milione”.

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Honoring One of the Most Important Explorers of All Time

Mirroring the extravagance and riches of the imperial Mongolian court, the Homage to Marco Polo “Il Milione” Limited Edition 1 is a dazzling display of gem-setting virtuosity on one of the most elaborate writing instruments ever created by Montblanc. The design takes its inspiration from the years Marco Polo spent trading precious stones while serving the great Khan, the most powerful king on earth at that time.The rich colors and the shape of the extended cap draw inspiration from the typical Coromandel lacquer folding screens made by the finest artisans in the Orient. When removed, the cap set with a full pavé of dark red rubies and cognac-tone diamonds, reveals a barrel featuring a diamond-set world map inspired by Marco Polo’s travels. The pen’s clip is shaped like the golden tablet (paiza) given to him by Kublai Khan, which guaranteed him safe passage throughout the Khan’s expansive kingdom. The cap ring displays various creatures from the wild and fantastic world he experienced, as told in Il Milione. A reference to one of his most important navigation tools, the compass rose, is worked into the cap top under the Montblanc emblem, revealing itself thanks to a special mechanism. On the other end of the writing instrument, the skeletonized gold cone is set with a majestic 6.12 ct diamond. The Au750 solid champagne gold nib design is a representation of Marco Polo crossing the desert, taken from the most important map of the medieval period: the Catalan Atlas.

Chiso is the finest and one of the oldest kimono manufacturers in Japan (originally founded in 1555). Chiso is historically famous for its unique grace, beauty and the superb product quality  along their rigorous manufacturing philosophy. For the launch of Montblanc Homage to Marco Polo collection, Montblanc cooperates with Chiso.  For this edition, Chiso creates 3 special Furoshiki as wrapping, paying tribute to The legend of Zipangu (Japan) as told in Marco Polo’s “Il Milione”.

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