MONTBLANC - HIGH ARTISTRY HERITAGE
SPIDER METAMORPHOSIS Limited Edition 88
Ref.: 118016 Mod.: M28717
The Montblanc Heritage High Artistry Spider Metamorphosis Limited Edition 88 exquisitely revives a stylish symbol: the spider - a popular design element in Montblanc writing instruments from the early twentieth century, recalling the period when Montblanc introduced one of its first technical innovations in the groundbreaking "Rouge et Noir" fountain pen.
The spider - a symbol of creativity
Limited to 88 pieces, the Spider Metamorphosis Limited Edition 88 celebrates this pioneering spirit and reinterprets a populr symbol from the early twentieth century: the spider. This is the inspiration behind the hand-engraved Au 750 solid white gold spider web skeleton overlay on the PVD-coated titanium cap and barrel to give the spider’s web its three-dimensional effect, as well as the arachnid subtly engraved on the reverse side of the red garnet cabochon set on the clip. The barrel of the writing instrument is enriched with a solid white gold spider featuring two red garnet cabochons. This powerful, enigmatic creature is sssskillfully worked into the Au 750 solid white gold skeleton overlay on the barrel of the limited Edition 88 in the form of two red garnet cabochons composing the head and body, with its eight legs extending out into the web. Mirroring the red colour theme, the cap top is made of precious coral resin crowned by the Montblanc emblem in mother-of-pearl.
For the first time in Montblanc history and following years of development, the clip has been made with an asymmetrical “double shank” construction in full gold to guarantee both the stability and fully functionality of the clip.
The result is simply sumptuous: A Masterpiece
PVD-coated Titanium (TI) with Au 750 solid white gold spider web skeleton
Clip made with an asymmetrical “double shank” construction, set with an hand-engraved spider under the red garnet cabochon
Cap top in red coral resin is crowned with MB emblem in mother-of-pearl
Au 750 solid white gold nib engraved with spider
Forepart engraved with serpent's body.
Limitation of 88 worldwide.
Unavailable from Montblanc and really scarce on the secondary market, this example is in pristine condition. Never used, never inked. Outer box, lacquered wood display box, Booklet is signed and duly stamped (numbers on pen, booklet, display case and box label match), White dust cover.