With the Montblanc Limited Writers Edition 2014, Montblanc pays tribute to the famous British author Daniel Defoe and his epic masterpiece “Robinson Crusoe”. With its delicate ornaments and the elaborately decorated clip in the shape of a feather is reminiscent of Crusoe’s loyal friend „Poll“, which is found as a fine engraving on the nib. Montblanc unveiled also a brand new pair of contemporary cuff links to honor the great writer.
Referencing Crusoe‘s unsuccessful attempts to escape the island on a raft, the shape of the Limited Edition Daniel Defoe is modelled on his paddle. Inspired by the colour and structure
of wood, the precious resin of the cap and barrel symbolises Robinson Crusoe‘s island life reduced to the simplest of things. The signature of his inventor, Daniel Defoe, is immortalised as a fine engraving on the cap. Delicate designs of typical 18th century ornaments, that decorated book covers at the time, adorn the cap ring and cone. The elaborately decorated clip in the shape of a feather is reminiscent of Crusoe’s plumed friend and the filigree engravings on the rings recall the stitching of Robinson’s clothing which he had to make himself after being shipwrecked.
The fountain pen version of this edition will be limited to 10,000 pieces, and the ballpoint pen to 13,000. The rollerball is limited to 8,000 pieces and the set with fountain pen, ballpoint pen/ rollerball and mechanical pencil is limited to 1,800 pieces.