We love the coming together of two greats and Montblanc’s Great Characters Editions always do that splendidly. This time Montblanc is celebrating the King of Rock ’n’ Roll Elvis Aaron Presley in their new Great Characters Edition pens. You got that right. The man who gave the world irreplaceable hits like ” Hound Dog,” “love me tender,” ” Jailhouse Rock,” and “Heartbreak Hotel” in addition to over 100 chart hits, over 1,300 concerts and 31 feature films will now be immortalized in a very revered writing instrument. The American singer and guitar player changed the music industry’s face with over one billion records sold and is now debuting as the star of the latest Great Characters Edition that pays tribute to the musician’s life. Legacy live appearances and extravagant outfits enthralled one and all. The collection comprises three writing instruments, each paying tribute to several milestones of Elvis’ career, like the special 1968 comeback concert, his time in Las Vegas, and the iconic “Aloha from Hawaii” concert. All of these special edition pens are heavily inspired by Elvis Presley’s intensely loved passion- cars. Unless you’re a hardcore Elvis fan, you may not know that so much was the artist into cars that he actually bought over 300 models during his life, giving most of them away as gifts. The writing instrument’s silhouette is inspired by the sleek tail fins, ultra-comfort, and powerful V8 engine with the words “Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine” embossed on the cone. The Mont Blanc Great Characters Elvis Presley Special Edition in black resin commemorates his super successful show “Aloha from Hawaii,” the first live concert ever broadcasted by satellite wherein he looked dapper in a black leather suit.
Montblanc Great Characters Elvis Presley Limited Edition 1935 is heavily inspired by one of his distinctive outfits- his white “Aloha Eagle Suit” from 1973. The writing instrument has “Jailhouse Rock” engraved on the handcrafted, rhodium-coated Au 750 solid gold nib with a bold lacquer eagle inlay worked into the cap. Montblanc Great Characters Elvis Presley Limited Edition 98 also draws inspiration from the famous “Aloha from Hawaii” performance. The eagle from his costume makes its nest on the cap and the cap top featuring a floating Montblanc emblem with gold dust beneath. The barrel is decorated with the quote “Elvis has left the building” in contrasting letters; similarly, the Au 750 solid gold nib is embellished with an engraving of the song “Suspicious Minds.” A white calfskin leather notebook, a pair of steel and lacquer round “Elvis” cufflinks, and a steel and leather bracelet complete the collection. The Montblanc Limited Great Characters Special Edition Elvis Presley fountain pen sells for $1065.