In 1956, a tall and handsome southern boy from Tupelo, Mississippi shook up America with his unique voice and moves. Elvis Aaron Presley, who went on to be known as the King of Rock ’n’ Roll, is still celebrated today for electrifying the world with his music and style. Elvis turned the music industry upside-down, breaking through the barriers between Black and White music to create a unique style built on his charisma and powerful voice.
The latest Montblanc Great Characters Edition Elvis Presley honours the life of the artist, whose live performances and style changed the face of pop music. Skilfully crafted by Montblanc artisans, the collection consists of writing instruments and accessories that pay tribute to key stages in Elvis’s career.
The Great Characters Special Edition is inspired by one of the highlights of his career, the 1968 concert that marked Elvis’s return to the stage after serving in the US army. The black precious resin of the pen is reminiscent of the leather suit Elvis wore for the show, and the title of his unforgettable hit "Blue Suede Shoes" is engraved on the handcrafted Au 585 solid gold nib.
“Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.” - Elvis Presley
While Elvis’s music made many hearts beat faster, another one of his passions was luxury automobiles, their sleek tail fins and powerful V8 engines. That’s why the silhouette of each writing instrument refers to a spark plug. Elvis's quote “Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine” is embossed on the cone, and the V-shaped clip and its 8-hole design are reminiscent of the engine block.
“Elvis has left the building.”
Elvis influenced music charts and redefined stage fashion. For the historic 1973 concert “Aloha from Hawaii” - the first live concert ever broadcast by satellite to 1.5 billion people across 40 countries - Elvis wore a white jumpsuit that attained an iconic status with its embroidered eagle glittering in the colours of the US flag. Now also celebrated in the design of Great Characters Elvis Presley Limited Edition 1935, the eagle crafted with hand-filled lacquered windows decorates the cap and his famous hit “Jailhouse Rock” is engraved on the gold nib. On the Great Characters Special Edition, the barrel of the writing instrument features the inscription "Elvis has left the building" - the famous words that informed ecstatic fans at the end of his live shows that there would be no more encores.