The return of the legend
The new Montblanc Heritage Egyptomania collection reawakens the spirit of exploration
Eternal Egypt, Eternally Fascinating
From Roman emperors to modern-day travellers, ancient Egypt has captivated the imagination for millennia. Seduced by the allure and mystery of the land of the pharaohs, early 20th century explorers set out on expeditions to uncover secret treasures. The discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb and the mysteries inside it created one of the biggest cultural events of the 20th century. A new era of Egyptomania has dawned influencing every part of the arts and intellectual life - from the Art Deco movement through films and literature to unique writing instruments.
“Elegant combination of vintage
flair and the spirit of exploration.”
Like one of the many breath-taking discoveries unearthed by the great archaeologists on expeditions down the Nile, the Montblanc Heritage Egyptomania collection brings back one of its own iconic treasures from the past. The so-called Montblanc ‘Egyptian Fountain Pen’ from the 1920s, featuring an elegant octagonal shape and Egyptian style engravings, is reimagined for today’s writing culture enthusiasts, combining vintage flair and the spirit of exploration.
Write Like an Egyptian
Created in partnership with an expert Egyptologist, the octagonal precious resin cap of the writing instrument is decorated with authentic hieroglyphs that translate as “white stone mountain”, denoting Montblanc. The barrel of the Doué is inscribed with hieroglyphs from the ancient “Book of the Dead” – one of the most important Egyptology discoveries that contains magic spells intended to assist while journeying through the underworld to access the afterlife. The 14K gold nib on the fountain pen features an embossed scarab – a sacred ancient Egyptian beetle – and a triangular heart-hole that offers a softer writing style, reminiscent of historical Montblanc fountain pens.
The Montblanc Heritage Egyptomania Edition is made up of two editions, each available as a fountain pen, ballpoint pen and rollerball pen. Start your own writing adventure, shop the collection at Montblanc boutiques worldwide or online.
Turning writing instruments into works of art, the new Montblanc Heritage Egyptomania - A Revival of Ancient Egyptian Treasures brings to life the glory of Ancient Egypt. Reminiscent of the richly decorated exterior of King Tutankhamun’s sarcophagus, the yellow gold exterior is inspired by the precious objects found in his tomb. The solid gold heritage nib features a crook and flail design - a symbol for the divine authority of the kings and queens of Egypt – and is set with a diamond. The turquoise scarab beetle opening mechanism, decorated with carnelian, opens to reveal the writing instrument.
It is only fitting that one of the greatest civilizations to ever exist is honoured with craftsmanship at its best.