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 (https://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.
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