The Montblanc Writers Edition celebrates the literary giants who have made their mark on world literature, and the new limited edition pays tribute to the creative talent and cultural legacy of Victor Hugo, considered one of the greatest French writers – best known for his novels Les Misérables and Notre-Dame de Paris, the inspiration behind the design of the limited edition Montblanc writing instruments.
The Montblanc Writers Edition Homage to Victor Hugo Limited Edition 1831 fountain pen – crafted from platinum-coated metal and red lacquer – features details from the story of Jean Valjean, the principal character in Les Misérables who illustrates Hugo’s theories about the redemptive power of compassion and love. Au750 solid gold rhodium-coated nib adorned with a special engraving of a gargoyle from the Cathedral of Notre-Dame complement the pen, limited to 1831 fountain pens and 1831 rollerballs.
The Montblanc Writers Edition Homage to Victor Hugo Limited Edition 83 fountain pen is made of solid gold, taking its design cues from the gothic splendour of Notre Dame whilst providing insight into Hugo’s private life. Transparent hues of blue under the gold overlay evoke the blue skies he enjoyed from his lookout room at Hauteville House, and his skills as a watercolour painter. The pen is limited to 83, commemorating the age at which the author passed away, in celebration of his life and achievements.