THE ROARING TWENTIES
Nine years that changed our world
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Nine years that changed our world – The Roaring Twenties. Dive into a time that still fascinates us today: gentlemen in well-tailored suits stroll down the streets, the sound of a saxophone fills an alley with life and children marvel at every new car they spot. A young woman presents her fresh look as a sign of self-confidence and victory over old-fashioned traditions. It’s the peak of an era that would change society, culture and the economy forever. The USA named it the “Roaring Twenties,” the French called it the “Crazy Years” and in Germany they celebrated the “Golden Twenties.” And they all got it right: those years were as golden as they were roaring and crazy.
New wealth brought new opportunities to cities, and metropolises all over the world grew faster than ever before. Soon they became the hot spot for anyone who wanted to be part of the change. Legendary musicians like Louis Armstrong defined Jazz as the vivid new music genre of its time and new dance moves followed. “The cake walk,” “the black bottom” and “the flea hop” were seen everywhere and were only surpassed by the fantastic “Charleston.”
Endless nights of music and dancing kept the cities awake and not even a little thing called “prohibition” could stop the party.
But those times moved more than a few dancers’ legs. Automobiles became the most important consumer products and changed transportation forever. Art Deco shaped the world, from pictures to furniture to the tallest building of its time, the Chrysler Building.
As architecture was reaching its peak, some of the world’s most famous writers laid the foundations of their careers with their first publications. Do the names Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald ring a bell?
They revolutionized the art of writing and they weren’t the only ones. A couple of years ahead of this glorious era of innovation, the founders of Montblanc decided to invent an outstanding, non-leaking fountain pen. For three years, they worked to perfect it and in 1909 they presented “Rouge et Noir” – the Maisons’s first fountain-pen series. From there on, nothing could satisfy their thirst for innovation and when the “Roaring Twenties” reached their peak in 1924, the iconic “Meisterstück” followed.
Today we celebrate the pioneering spirit of that era, by giving new life to the legendary design of “Rouge et Noir”: a vintage look and feel with a contemporary twist to the design and modern piston technology. The new Montblanc Heritage Collection Rouge et Noir features:
Montblanc Rouge et Noir Special Edition
Iconic fountain pens with Au 585 gold nibs and snake clips with a vintage look. You will find the historical Montblanc logo engraved in the precious resin caps. Available in Black Precious Resin and Coral Precious Resin.
Heritage Rouge et Noir “Serpent”
One-of-a-kind serpents that recall the movement of a snake. Oxidized sterling silver with red lacquered eyes.
Meisterstück Soft Grain Anniversary 1906 - 2016
This assortment of timeless black styles features a coral leather tag. An exclusive celebration of “Rouge & Noir”.
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