Ref. 09113 // Launch July 2004
With the Limited Edition Magical Black Widow Montblanc pays masterful tribute to the mythology of the spider as a positive sign for fortune. A Collector’s piece inspired by the iconic lucky spider
Creatures from a different world
Like no other creature in the animal kingdom, spiders have a strange and fascinating effect on people. The black widow is regarded as the queen among the arachnids. This venomous beauty is distinguished by the striking red markings on its black shiny body. The black widow earns its name from the female’s peculiar characteristic of eating the male after mating and thus making itself a widow.
A magical symbol of cultural history
As a result of its ambivalent reputation, different meanings are attached to the spider in mythological history. Thus, in some cultures the image of a spider climbing down a thread is regarded as good fortune coming from heaven and a harbinger of fertility and wealth. Moreover, the shape of the spider’s body, which being divided into two sections forms a figure eight, is often interpreted as the symbol of infinity. The spider’s web is seen in some traditions as reflecting the intricate interconnectivity of life as a dreamcatcher which protects people from bad dreams. On the other hand the spider does not enjoy a positive reputation in all mythologies: in some traditions it represents the lethal counterpart of the busybee and is the embodiment of man’s sinful urges.
Notice for MB Artisan Collectors:
One of the most sought after Montblanc pens, the Black Widow is encased by a web of 750 white gold, featuring a filigree spider studded with black diamonds on the clip. In some countries, the spider is seen as a symbol of luck, and, in honor of the lucky spider, whose figure 8 shaped body symbolizes infinity, Montblanc produced only 88 of these beautiful pens. 5 5/8″ (14.4 cm). The concerned LE 88 Black Widow comes in mint / Full Set condition. Never used, never inked. Black lacquered presentation box with all original packaging and papers (outer box, white carboard box, booklet/Certificate). The only flow in this pen is a cut along the top of the outer box and white cardboard box as well (customs inspection has been quite rude, they have opened the packaging using the cutter and the tip has affected the outer box. The black lacquered display box is in perfect condition). Pen itself is in untouched condition. Never used, never inked. Limited Edition: ##/88
FYI the Black Widow series consists of: Montblanc Black Widow Diamond Version 8 (Ref: 09025), Montblanc Black Widow White Diamond Version 3 (Ref: 09026) and the legendary, one-of-a-kind Montblanc Black Widow Black Diamond Version 1 (Ref.35252, launched inAugust 2004).
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