Montblanc International is a German manufacturer of writing instruments, watches, jewelry and leather goods.
The company was founded by the stationer Claus-Johannes Voss, the banker Alfred Nehemias and the engineer August Eberstein in 1906, in the Schanzen district of Hamburg. Their first model was the Rouge et Noir in 1909 followed in 1910 by the pen that was later to give the company its new name, Montblanc. The Meisterstück name (English: “Masterpiece”) was used for the first time in 1924, for the top lines of fountain pens.
Today Montblanc forms part of the Richemont group and it’s sister companies include luxury brands Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chloé, and Baume et Mercier. Montblanc is owned, through Richemont, by the South African Rupert Family.
Montblanc has 7 Limited Editions like the Patron of the Art Series, Writers Edition, Great Characters, Donation Pens, Artisan Editions, Heritage Collection and the Muses Edition, with only a few hundred of them being produced around the world.
Montblanc honours legendary muses of the 20th century, like Ingrid Bergman, Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo, with a breathtaking edition of writing instruments that radiate the same aura as their namesakes – The Muses Edition.