The latest addition to Montblanc’s Great Characters collection pays tribute to the lads from Liverpool with three eye-catching writing instruments.
From cultural icons to great thinkers and leaders, the Montblanc Great Characters Limited Edition has been paying homage since 2009 to the exceptional individuals whose lives and work have made a lasting impact on human civilization. With its latest addition to the collection, Montblanc puts a spotlight on the ground-breaking work and cultural influence of one of the most famous musical acts of all time, The Beatles.
The band of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr was widely regarded as one of the foremost and most influential acts of the rock era thanks to their boundless creativity and a bold sense of innovation.
Taking its inspiration from one of the band’s earliest concept albums, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles Special Edition features a bright multi-coloured striped cap and barrel, a brand first, in the colours of the uniforms the band members wore on the cover.
In homage to their many recordings at the legendary Abbey Road studios, the shape of the cap top evokes a microphone and the cone resembles the button on the mixing table from the recording studio. The clip features four mustaches, a reference to the mustaches each Beatle wore in some of their most famous portraits, while the Au750 solid gold nib is ruthenium coated and decorated with a fine engraving.
The Beatles were protagonists in a cultural revolution that turned pop culture upside down with new art, music, and fashion. Consequently, The Great Characters, The Beatles Limited Edition 1969 captures the magic of The Beatles era with symbols on the lacquered cap and barrel of the writing instrument associated with the iconic album Abbey Road, including a peace symbol on the cap, the silhouette of The Beatles crossing Abbey Road, and a metal inlay referring to the “LMW 28 IF” license plate of the VW that was depicted on the album’s cover. The Union Jack inlay on the barrel references the “Her Majesty” song featured on the record.
The Great Characters, The Beatles Limited Edition 88 model features a solid gold skeletonized cap and barrel with several metal inlays adorned with lacquer. British culture and icons are the inspiration for the overlays on the cap, from the Union Jack symbol to The Beatles’ signatures and portraits.
The same design detail is also reflected on the Au 750 Solid gold nib, while the design of the barrel overlay includes the peace symbol, the Apple Records label, and details from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. The Montblanc emblem on the cap top, which is shaped like a microphone and the mixing table button that inspired the cone, is made from Au 750 solid gold.
The Montblanc tribute to The Beatles also includes a special ink and refills edition in a new psychedelic purple colour inspired by the music style they pioneered. The ink is presented in special packaging that evokes the pop art colours of the 1960s. A special notebook completes The Beatles writing experience.
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