The art of writing by hand has become a thing of the past with the influx of computers. But reviving old tradition with grandeur is Montblanc as they use writing instruments as a symbol of luxury at the 2010 TFWA World Exhibition as a tribute to music and watch legends. The first of the two instruments come from the Meisterstück Montblanc Diamond Collection, a tribute to the Montblanc brand’s star-shaped emblem. The Meisterstück pen features 43-faceted diamonds depicting the company’s policies of “continuity, authenticity, and preciousness.”
Next up is the John Lennon Special Edition, managed as a Donation Pen, which will support projects promoting contemporary arts and music. Engraved with John Lennon’s self-portrait: the sketch-signature that he the often scribbled. The guitar head-inspired clip comes plated in platinum, complete with the tuning pegs and strings running down the neck, and the black resin grooves going into the barrel give you the feel of vinyl records as you hold it to write.