The famous brand Montblanc never stops its amazing outlets of expensive gifts, men’s and women’s style, office items and luxury goods, such as jewels and watches. With their spring releases, the celebration of this year was a significant event of the Aztec culture. The tribute was made with the expensive writing tool release which is the Montblanc Moctezuma Limited Edition. It’s produced in memory of patron of the arts. The instrument’s pop up took place synchronically with the Culture Arts Patronage Award. It has been 30 years already that the event takes place annually and is a major entertainment for the brand’s collectors. The Patron of Art was an influence by the Aztec ruler Moctezuma the First, who lived from 1398 to 1469 – quite a long ago. With Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History’s assistance, it became possible for Montblanc to manufacture 4 specially designed and limited edition writing tools.
Limited Edition 4810 by Montblanc
The pen that represents the fighting spirit of the Aztec golden age ruler, reminds of one of the oldest weapons used by the tribe that had a name of “atlatl”. The item of battles and hunt was used to target enemies on long distances. The writing tool has colors of carmine and blue. The latter also speak of the Aztec culture influence. The red stone on the cliff of the pen with quetzal feather engravement gives an entertaining look. Aztec knife shape of the hammer-cone on the pen is the finishing touch of Montblanc’s professional dedication to the historical item.
When you think of an 18 karat gold nib, you automatically think of Montblanc’s tribute writing tools that are luxurious enough to be affordable for the high class only. This time the nib is a home to an engraving of a glyph, which is an ode to the current Mexico City. In Aztec times, their capital had the name of “Tenochtitlan”.
Limited Edition 888
The Patron of Art’s next variation is equally stunning. In this opulent example, the pen’s cap is silver and the middle part of it includes a depiction of Moctezuma’s cloak. The Mayan Temple is also there in the patronage with 4 lines coming out in the shape of 18 karat gold. The Temple was the centre of the Aztec life more than 600 years ago. Unlike the previous release, this edition shows a triangle jade of green color with the renown quetzal feather.
Montblanc also found space for its logo depiction in the Aztec Sun disk, where astonishing features of Patron of Art’s limited edition are completely handcrafted.
Limited Edition 87
The third of the writing gems by Montblanc, giving an overview on Aztec life is in existence in a total of 87 examples. The tribute this time is to the year, when Templo Mayor was chosen for the UNESCO World Heritage. Cocobolo wood and turquoise are inseparable engravings in this writing tool. Cocobolo was also a part used for creating the mentioned atlatl. Symbol of sacrifice is the heart, which too, comes in the luxurious handcraft of the pen.
Limited Edition 8 – the Last Variation by Montblanc
The 8-piece tool is a final reminder of the successful history of Ilhuicamina and Templo Mayor. The colourful edition comes with sapphires, tsavorites, diamonds and much more.The symbol of Aztec god Huitzilopochtli is the distinguishing decoration with the assistance of 3D eagle and cactus engraving. Two-headed snakes – another symbol of Aztec renewal and fortune. Dark red is the color of the last edition’s barrel.