Ref: 102126. Launch: November 2007
A day without laughter is a day wasted – Sir Charlie Chaplin
Even 40 years after his death, Charlie Chaplin has not lost any of his popularity to the present day. His signature role as the tramp is one of just a handful of figures in the history of film-making which are known and loved by different generations all over the world. This instrument pays tribute to perhaps the greatest figure of 20th century cinema, Charlie Chaplin.
Chaplin’s character, the Little Tramp, represents the indomitable spirit of humanity, comically beset by adversity but never defeated. This pen’s intricate cog-wheels in 18K solid white gold suggest the machines and machinations featured in Chaplin’s most celebrated film, Modern Times. In what can be described as a stunning specimen of artistic brilliance, the pen has been designed to signify Chaplin’s persona: the barrel and cone suggest his baggy trousers; the captop is based upon his bowler hat; and the solid gold clip resembles his cane. Each cog-wheel is set with a brilliant-cut white diamond (circa 0.18 ct) and the captop is set with a luminous mother-of-pearl Montblanc star.
Notice for MB Artisan Collectors: This model represents a milestone in MB early artisan production. Montblanc greatly underestimated the labor and expense of making this intricate masterwork, and thus the cost of production exceeded the pre-release advertised price. Montblanc honored the originally-advertised price and quickly sold the full run of 88 pens at a significant loss. It is rumored that as a result of this miscalculation, Montblanc has decided to never again create a pen of this intricacy and labor-intensiveness. This pen, then, can be said to represent the highest evolution of Montblanc’s famous design ethic, a pinnacle unlikely ever to be matched. Because of the The intricate cog-wheels design, MB Charlie Chaplin LE88 can be regarded as the connection point between watch collecting and pen collecting. A very rare writing instrument that has become a must-have.
Mint condition, never used and never inked. It comes with all boxes, papers and original packaging: white Outer box, inner box, black lacquered wood display box, booklet/International Reply Card (blank).
Medium (M) 18K gold nib engraved with Chaplin’s iconic accoutrements.
The Montblanc Charlie Chaplin 88, created in 2007, is limited to only 88 pieces worldwide. As a sign of its uniqueness, each writing instrument in this higly exclusive edition bears an engraved limitation number. Considering the importance of this writing instrument the limitation number was deliberately hidden and will be revealed to the concerned buyer only. It was made by a master craftsman using the finest materials and applying the utmost precision.
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