Montblanc’s new Meisterstück Le Petit Prince gets a star-studded launch

The pen is mightier

Text: Angelyn Kwek

A special edition of the iconic Montblanc Meisterstück writing pen debuts to much fanfare as celebrities gather round to celebrate its launch

Where: Observatory at One World Trade, New York City
When: 4 April 2018
What: The launch of the new Meisterstück Le Petit Prince collection

It's not a Hollywood after-party but it comes close. Celebrating the launch of the new Meisterstück Le Petit Prince with a bang, Montblanc held a fete that saw brand ambassadors Hugh Jackman and Charlotte Casiraghi gracing the event. In attendance were other famous names such as Rita Ora, Lucky Blue Smith, and Chloë Sevigny in the gallery above, coming together in the name of imagination and friendship to reflect the intrinsic significance of the Meisterstück collection. Beyond letter writing and pretty penmanship though, Montblanc's iconic fountain pen has evolved to become the brand's keystone and counts in its legacy a tradition of meaningful gifting.

Montblanc Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Special Edition

Thus inspired, the special edition Le Petit Prince Meisterstück reinforces this very notion, conveying the message that a lasting bonding between individuals (and real joy) comes in the form of giving to others. In binding the much-loved literary character of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry to the legendary Meisterstück, Montblanc perpetuates a new fairytale that saw the story coming to life at New York City's One World Observatory, where 100 floors up from ground level the space has been transformed into the magical and child-like universe of the Little Prince. Guests got their first look at the new Meisterstück pen, as well the accompanying notebook, cufflinks, money clip, and woven leather bracelet in the Le Petit Prince collection.

Montblanc Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Special Edition collection

The same beloved elements of the Little Prince that made the launch party also appears on the design of the new pen, featuring a fox face pattern on the milled cap and a golden star on its clip that takes after Saint-Exupéry's hand-drawn illustrations. On the nib is Le Petite Prince himself, etched in miniature alongside his fox friend while a quote from the book, 'créer des liens? ... Tu seras pour moi unique au monde' — which translates to mean 'to establish ties? ... To me, you will be unique in all the world' —  is laser engraved into the crown of the cap. To complete the tableau, the cap and barrel of the writing instrument is made of a precious resin in a night-blue shade to evoke the deep blue sky of the universe around the Little Prince — a unique colour that's a first for Montblanc's iconic pen. Subsequent editions will highlight other characters from the Little Prince universe, including the aviator and the planet. A recreation of the timeless tale and a symbol of the bonds of human relationships, this here is a perfect gift you didn't know you were looking for.

Montblanc Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Special Edition

The Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Special Edition is available as a ballpoint pen, a roller ball and a fountain pen at Montblanc boutiques.


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