It's all in the name. The Meisterstück - German for masterpiece - is both a piece of art and a rich slice of history. Almost 100 years after ist first introduction in 1924, the Meisterstück is the most famous writing instrument of any Montblanc collection. The Meisterstück has passed through the hands of cultural and political figures alike, from Nelson Mandela to Yoko Ono and from President Kennedy to Clinton to Obama. Ensuring its popularity hasn't just come from the famous hands that have wielded it through. Rather, the momentum behind it comes from the hands of Montblanc artisans, who continue to create finely-tuned, superlative writing instruments of the highest possible quality.
Timeless yet always timely, the Meisterstück is the ultimate symbol of writing culture, or mark-making. In short, a masterpiece.
THE PATH TO PERFECTION
The nib is the beating heart of the Meisterstück. To create it, master artisans hand-sculpt precious 14K or 18K gold bands in a process of over 35 skilled steps. Before the nib is approved for final assembly, it must undergo a series of rigorous quality checks. The last of which involves listening to the sound each nib makes as it glides over the paper: only nibs that do not scratch or snag, and thus generate a continuous sound, will pass the final quality inspection. An instantly recognisable characteristic of the Meisterstück is the number engraved on its nib: 4810. The number reflects the Mont Blanc mountain's height in meters, underscoring both the brand and the writers continuous drive to reach new limits. Always pushing the innovative boundaries, the Calligraphy programme was introduced in 2018, featuring the flexible nib. This exceptional nib allows a variety of writing styles and, due to the slenderness of the tines and the special geometry of the nib point, a high level of precision can be achieved whilst writing.
MEISTERSTÜCK PRECIOUS RESIN
A design that writes history. Introduced in 1924, the Meisterstück has become the symbol for high-quality luxury writing. The cap and barrel are crafted in deep black precious resin featuring the iconic white Montblanc emblem inlaid in the cap top. These elements, along with the handcrafted solid gold nib with rhodium-coated inlay, the three ring and cigar shape make it a distinctive design icon.
MEISTERSTÜCK LITERARY EDITIONS
Nowhere has the human spirit been more intriguingly revealed than in the great novels and tales of literature. These stories have inspired not only generations but also shaped entire eras and cultural movements. This is why Montblanc - a brand that is firmly anchored in writing culture - feels compelled to honor some of the most distinguished writers and authors of past times. These special editions of the Montblanc Meisterstück bring to life inspiring and imaginative stories from globally recognized authors.
MEISTERSTÜCK LE PETIT PRINCE
Just as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's novella is handed down from one generation to the next, so too is the Le Petit prince writing instrument, carrying with it the importance of imagination and the value of transmitting ideas. The Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Special Edition collection is made up of three editions, each inspired by one of the original characters: The Fox (2018), The Aviator (2019) and The Planet (2020).
MEISTERSTÜCK DOUÉ AND SOLITAIRE
The Meisterstück Doué and Solitaire collecgtions embrace the writing instrument expertise of the Montblanc Maison. The craftsmanship, sophistication and enduring values of the iconic Meisterstück are complimented by a touch of surprising innovation, differentiation and uniqueness.
THE MEISTERSTÜCK GREAT MASTERS
The Meisterstück Great Masters collection unites the expertise of Montblanc - the creator of exquisite writing instruments - with the visionary tradition of other master craftsmen and their long-standing dedication to excellence. The collection draws on a wealth of expertise, handed down over the years from one generation to the next.