An icon of lasting writing culture, the Montblanc presents Great Master Pirelli pens!
The uncompromising skills of the Montblanc masters live on in the 100+ production stages that are required to craft a Meisterstuck writing instrument.
Much of the associated work is still performed by hand today, from the engraving of the Au750 solid gold nib to other skilled processes such as welding the iridium point and slitting the nib to testing the sound of the nib on paper to ensure the perfect ink flow. The passion for perfection and handcrafted details demonstrated in this process is what links the Montblanc and Pirelli brands.
Celebrating the common commitment to craftsmanship, the Meisterstuck Great Masters Pirelli Limited Edition 1872 united the art of writing and the art of making tyres
The striking extended bowl of the ‘P’ of the Pirelli logo has been in use since 1908. From the very beginning, it was intended to highlight the brand’s identity and increase recognition. Probably inspired by the extended first letter of Giovanni Battista Pirelli’s signature, the logo symbolizes the elastic qualities of rubber. The ‘Plunga’ is celebrated not only as a brand emblem but also as a design element of famous pop art works. The permanent collection of the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) in New York includes some historic advertising posters with the initial ‘P’ and the full Pirelli name. In the 1970s, and the time of the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Pirelli company, the logo was re-designed in its current form by Salvatore Gregorietti.
The engraved pattern on the cap and barrel of the Meisterstuck Great Masters Pirelli Limited Edition 1872 is inspired by a past graphic version of the Pirelli logo. The legendary ‘P’ is also engraved on the nib above the image of a stylized tyre with the Montblanc emblem at its centre.
Both Montblanc and Pirelli have developed and refined the skills of their master craftsmen down through the generations. Both brands are aligned in their commitment to very high standards and the preservation of traditional craftsmanship.
They are further connected by the material that defines the origin stories. Pirelli began by manufacturing rubber products of all kinds. The founders of Montblanc made their first writing instruments from ebonite, a hard rubber. As a result, the signature colour of rubber (black) defined the iconic looks of both brands.
Both also used red as a contrasting colour – Montblanc with its early fountain pen Rouge at Noir, and Pirelli by establishing red as an iconic colour for the brands and deciding to codify the exact shade in the 1990s to ensure its correct use. These two colours are brought together in this edition by the slim red rings that add a dynamic accent to the black cone and cap top, which is crowned by the Montblanc emblem in precious mother-of-pearl.
Since 1872, when Giovanni Battista Pirelli founded a business manufacturing miscellaneous products from vulcanized rubber in Milan, Italy, the name Pirelli has been synonymous with a pioneering spirit, innovation and masterful product excellence.
The first important activity of the brand that would make his famous throughout the world was the production of telegraph cables and power lines before it moved into making tyres. It is among the world’s major producers of tyres for cars, motorcycles, and bicycles and associated services.
The success of the tyre venture is closely tied to the history of the modern automobile. Many legendary cars in the early 20th century were fitted with Ercole, the first car tyres produced by Pirelli.
At present, the company participated in over 350 car and motorcycle sport events and since 2011 it has been the exclusive tyre supplier to the FIA Formula One Championship. Such a prominent presence in motorsport enables Pirelli to generate avant-garde solutions which are then transferred to tyre ranges for the consumer market, providing for maximum levels of performance and safety.
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|Cap can post||No|
|Complimentary||Packaged in a gift box|
|Dimensions||5.4" L x 0.5" D|
|Grip Material||UltraBlack ruthenium-coated|
|Length Capped||5.4" L|
|Nib Color||UltraBlack ruthenium-coated|
|Nib Material||Au750 solid gold|
|Refills & Inks||Montblanc Ink Bottle|
|Series||Montblanc Great Masters|
|Special Features||Iconic red lacquer ring|