2017 Montblanc Hannibal Essential Moment Singapore 11 – 13 September 2017

Montblanc Essential Singapore
MONTBLANC High Artistry Homage to Hannibal Barca

Montblanc 2017 Essential Moment / Singapore, 11 – 13 September 2017 / Location: Capella Hotel, Sentosa Island, Singapore / Launch of Montblanc High Artistry Homage to the Epic of Hannibal Barca series

For over a century Montblanc has developed a unique know-how, combining subtle variations and and adjustments to traditional craftsmanship with high precision and sophisticated technology. The Métiers d’Arts mastery allows the Maison to offer unique pieces of craftsmanship combining an extraordinary art of stone setting, engraving and gold nib crafting among others. This know-how comes to life in the High Artistry pieces, pushing the limits of excellence to an unprecedented level.

During this Essential Moment Montblanc introduced to a very few selected clients (aka imperial clients) a range of fine writing instruments that honour Hannibal Barca, the Carthaginian general, considered one of the greatest military commanders in history. This masterpiece-edition in different limitations (86, 10, 5, 1) merges his outstanding strategy with design codes of the great tactical feats, in which he was involved.

Regardless of the different stylistic choices adopted in the different models, the distinctive feature of this new model is the clip in the shape of an elephant’s head. Between 1920 and 1940 Montblanc has expressed all its creativity giving birth to some very unique clips (of whom the most famous is the iconic Montblanc snake clip). So, there are many examples but I shall limit myself to two; the spectacular silver clips depicting the whole mountain range and the summit of Montblanc were produced for the French market only (http://www.stilusaurea.com/portfolio/octagonal6short/). Equally famous is the Montblanc monkey clip. As far as I know Montblanc never officially made a elephant shaped clip. However this kind of (unbranded) clip were produced between 1920 and 1940 with an interesting art deco design. So, I personally approve this stylistic choice.

You find below a comprehensive presentation of the Hannibal series

Hannibal LE1 / 3 versions

MONTBLANC High Artistry Homage to the Epic of Hannibal Barca Limited Edition 1 Champagne Gold (aka Alps Edition). Homage to the legend of Hannibal Barca with a fountain pen made of solid Au750 champagne gold, diamonds in full pavé, crowed by a 6.03 ct. Diamond in brilliant cut, colour D, clarity FL

MONTBLANC High Artistry Homage to the Epic of Hannibal Barca Limited Edition 1 White Gold (aka Cartago Edition). Homage to the legend of Hannibal Barca with a fountain pen made of solid Au750 white gold, blue sapphires in full pavé, crowed by a 6.03 ct. Diamond in brilliant cut, colour D, clarity FL

There is a third MONTBLANC High Artistry Homage to the Epic of Hannibal Barca Limited Edition 1 (deep dark sapphires and Au750 rose gold) but not displayed during the Singapore Essential Moment because still in progress

Hannibal LE5

MONTBLANC High Artistry Homage to the Epic of Hannibal Barca Limited Edition 5. Homage to the legend of Hannibal Barca with a fountain pen made of solid Au750 champagne gold, dark blue sapphires, crowed by a Diamond in brilliant cut, circa 1,85 ct., colour D, clarity FL/IF

Hannibal LE10

MONTBLANC High Artistry Homage to the Epic of Hannibal Barca Limited Edition 10. Homage to the legend of Hannibal Barca with a fountain pen made of solid Au750 white gold and diamonds, crowed by a approx. 0,74 ct blue sapphire in brilliant cut.

Hannibal LE86

MONTBLANC High Artistry Homage to the Epic of Hannibal Barca Limited Edition 86. Homage to the legend of Hannibal Barca with a fountain pen made of solid Au750 red gold, diamonds and crowed by a Montblanc emblem made of mother-of-pearl and set in granite. The cap is something we never saw before on standard MB creations. This LE86 version shows a cap in olive wood with UV razer leopard pattern engravings. As Montblanc vintage Collectors know, the animalier pattern is something coherent with MB tradition. It’s famous and very sought after the Giraffe pattern on MB Precious Metal Safety fillers from 1921 – 1927.

For further details and pricing please do not hesitate to contact us. In the meanwhile, enjoy the gallery.

Speaking of vintage clips (from my private Collection)

Crossing the Pyrenees and Alps was unimaginable. Until Hannibal proved otherwise.

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MONTBLANC High Artistry Homage to the Epic of Hannibal Barca Limited Edition 1 Champagne Gold (aka Alps Edition)

  

MONTBLANC High Artistry Homage to the Epic of Hannibal Barca Limited Edition 1 White Gold (aka Cartago Edition)

MONTBLANC High Artistry Homage to the Epic of Hannibal Barca Limited Edition 5

MONTBLANC High Artistry Homage to the Epic of Hannibal Barca Limited Edition 10

MONTBLANC High Artistry Homage to the Epic of Hannibal Barca Limited Edition 86

Close encounters with strange creatures @ Capella Hotel Singapore

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