Inspired by the sarcophagus of Egypt’s King Tutankhamun this Montblanc fountain pen costs $2.2 million


Montblanc High Artistry Editions are the expression of fine Montblanc craftsmanship and creativity. This time, they find their inspiration in a vibrant place in culture, art, design, and craftsmanship- Egypt. The Montblanc High Artistry Heritage Egyptomania collection explores Ancient Egyptian civilization, which is brimming with unparalleled design elements and contributes heavily to Montblanc’s fascination with Egypt in the form of the so-called Montblanc ‘Egyptian Fountain Pens’. One of the most well-preserved relics from the Ancient Egyptian era is the sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun, known to contain fabulous treasures. This element has inspired the overall shape of the writing instrument and features the distinctive octagonal shape of the new Montblanc Heritage Egyptomania edition. Call it a superlative work of art. Each writing instrument is encased inside the elaborate sarcophagus like a treasure, with a special cap mechanism to open and close it the sarcophagus. The most exclusive offering of this exquisite collection is the Montblanc High Artistry, Egyptomania, Limited Edition 1 Treasure. The writing instrument enthralls users with its beautiful blue hues combined with the timeless appeal of blue sapphires, lapis lazuli, and Egyptian turquoise. The pen also features a blue lotus flower implicative of the lotus found in Tutankhamun’s tomb. History has termed it the ‘Sacred Lily of the Nile’ and was often used as a common decoration in ancient Egypt. The unmistakable blue striped pattern on the beard of Tutankhamun’s death mask covers the barrel of the writing instrument set with blue sapphires.


Another wonderful aspect of this writing instrument is the scarab beetle opening mechanism that is attractively done in turquoise and red carnelian, featuring engravings of ancient life symbols on the reverse. Much like treasures buried deep in the mystical country, this fountain pen is also one-of-a-kind, crafted from Au 750 white gold set with diamonds and blue lacquer, so much so that it is limited to just one piece worldwide for a breathtaking price tag of $2.2 million.

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