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Honoring One of the Most Important Explorers of All Time

With a limitation number honoring the 69 years of a life filled with outstanding achievements, the shape of the fountain pen evokes one of the bamboo forests that Marco Polo discovered during his passage through southern Tibet. For the first time ever, Damask steel has been incorporated into the cap of a Montblanc writing instrument. This choice of metal is reminiscent of the mysterious history behind Damascus steel made in the Middle East from steel shipped from India, as featured in the fascinating story from “Il Milione“. Contrasting with the Damask steel, the barrel is crafted from precious rosewood, the exquisite material that the ancient Chinese used to create the most fascinating rosewood furniture pieces. The gold bars on the side of the cap represent Marco Polo’s journey, as written in his book: 28 stops from Venice to Quanzhou, 10 stops back to Venice. The deep blue lapis lazuli stone in the cone symbolizes the globe. The special design of a camel in the desert etched into the Au750 champagne gold nib also evokes the Catalan Atlas.

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Honoring One of the Most Important Explorers of All Time

With a limitation number honoring the 69 years of a life filled with outstanding achievements, the shape of the fountain pen evokes one of the bamboo forests that Marco Polo discovered during his passage through southern Tibet. For the first time ever, Damask steel has been incorporated into the cap of a Montblanc writing instrument. This choice of metal is reminiscent of the mysterious history behind Damascus steel made in the Middle East from steel shipped from India, as featured in the fascinating story from “Il Milione“. Contrasting with the Damask steel, the barrel is crafted from precious rosewood, the exquisite material that the ancient Chinese used to create the most fascinating rosewood furniture pieces. The gold bars on the side of the cap represent Marco Polo’s journey, as written in his book: 28 stops from Venice to Quanzhou, 10 stops back to Venice. The deep blue lapis lazuli stone in the cone symbolizes the globe. The special design of a camel in the desert etched into the Au750 champagne gold nib also evokes the Catalan Atlas.

Marco Polo LE69

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