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January 05, 2017
Introducing Masters for Meisterstück Firenze Alligator

Montblanc enriches its collection of elegant masterpieces clad in the finest leather
The epitome of fine writing since it first appeared in 1924, the Montblanc Meisterstück is an icon of writing culture that brings together timeless elegance, innovative functionality and traditional craftsmanship. The Masters for Meisterstück Collection pairs Montblanc’s expertise as the creator of refined writing instruments with the rich artistic traditions of fine leather manufacturing found in the city of Florence.  Following the release of its first edition in brown cowhide, the Masters for Meisterstück Collection is now enriched with a Meisterstück encased in black alligator leather featuring hand-stitched seams. In a fitting tribute to the city’s unique history of style and elegance, the writing instrument is adorned with decorative elements inspired by the city’s most famous landmarks. 
For centuries, in the historic quarters of Florence the most skilled artisans have nurtured and advanced the great Florentine leather tradition.  Today, the Italian city is the home to the Montblanc Pelletteria – the heart of the Maison’s leather expertise  - where Montblanc combines traditional craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technology to create leather pieces out of the finest hides the tanneries have to offer. With its distinctive aesthetics and creative use of leather, the Masters for Meisterstück Firenze collection celebrates the past and the present of this ancient city and its mastery of leather. In the skilled hands of the artisans of Florence, the cap and barrel of the iconic Meisterstück fountain pen and rollerball are sheathed in precious black alligator leather with a print reminiscent of the typical cobbled stone streets of the city. Unique in the world of fine writing, each of the masterpieces is finished with a hand-stitched seam using traditional tools of the trade. 
Beyond the masterful leatherwork, the design of the writing instrument reveals intricate details on the platinum fittings that pay homage to the great city.  The rhodium-plated nib of the fountain pen is meticulously crafted and polished by hand out of Au750 gold. Beneath Montblanc’s signature 4810 engraving, the nib is adorned with the distinctive shape of the dome of the cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore. Crafted with equal intricacy is the dome’s silhouette etched on the cap. The engraving on the cone features yet another famous Florentine landmark: the Ponte Vecchio bridge as seen from upriver with its three characteristic arches. A signature design trademark of every Montblanc writing instrument, the cap-top is crowned by the Maison’s emblem in mother-of-pearl. The snowy peak of the Mont Blanc with its six glacier valleys represents to the pinnacle of European craftsmanship.
Combining the craftsmanship of the Meisterstück with the leather excellence of Florence, the collection honours the city’s exceptional talent with refined elegance.  The quality and precision of the writing instrument paired with the touch and appearance of the finest leather delivers an elevated writing experience.
The Masters for Meisterstück Collection comprises of a fountain pen and a rollerball in LeGrand size, and is available from December 2016 in Montblanc boutiques. 
For more information, visit www.montblanc.com
About Montblanc
Guided by the pioneering spirit since 1906, Montblanc revolutionized the culture of writing with breakthrough innovations. Today, the Maison continues to push boundaries and evolve the expression of fine craftsmanship across each of its product categories: the pinnacle of luxury writing instruments, timepieces, leather goods, accessories, fragrances and eyewear.  With every innovation, Montblanc offers new functionalities and groundbreaking designs imbued with the Maison’s heritage of sophistication and crafted to the highest standards through the skills of its artisans in each of its manufactures whether Hamburg, Germany for its writing instruments, the Swiss Jura in Le Locle and Villeret for its timepieces or Florence, Italy for its leather goods.  Reflecting its ongoing mission to create fine lifetime companions born from the most pioneering ideas, the iconic Montblanc Emblem has become the ultimate seal of performance, innovation, quality and expression of style. With its origins deeply rooted in the culture of handwriting, Montblanc continues to assert its cultural commitment around the world with the creation of wide-ranging initiatives to promote arts and culture in many forms, while honouring the modern day patrons who support the advancement of the arts.
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