Meisterstück UNICEF Skeleton 149 Fountain Pen
The 2017 MONTEBLANC Meisterstück 149 Skeleton Unicef celebrates an extraordinary cause with an extraordinary design. The Montblanc Meisterstück for Unicef Skeleton 149 Fountain pen is an edition based on the most iconic writing instrument of the maison, the one symbolizing most the art of writing. The Montblanc for Unicef 149 skeletonized barrel and cap in transparent blue precious resin is inspired by the Unicef colour. This edition features a platinum-coated, three-dimensional skeleton crafted out of six written characters that children around the world first learn to write. The MB for Unicef Collection symbolises a worldwide bond with six very special written characters incorporated into the specific design:
您 (the Chinese sign for “you”)
ا (first character of the Arabic alphabet)
あ (the Japanese vowel ‘a’
ㄱ ㅏ (a combination of the first Korean consonant and vowel)
अ (the first Hindi character learned by children)
Of course the inspiration for this design comes from the Rosetta Stone which not only was a key to unlocking the meaning of hieroglyphs but also to understanding the culture of ancient human civilizations. With its multilingual inscription, this ancient artefact was one of the first signs of international understanding an cooperation indeed. These characters are also embossed on the cap top, which is made of mother of-pearl and onyx and decorated with a 2.5mm blue sapphire (Sapphire identifiying the partnership with Unicef). Adorning the Au 750 white and yellow-gold nib are the six characters children learn first at school. The Montblanc for Unicef 149 Skeleton is a Special Edition that presents a masterpiece of hand craftsmanship generated through a meticulous process in the Montblanc Artisan Atelier.
A precious platinum plated tube is accurately turned and milled to create the 3D calligraphy letters present on the cap and barrel
The skeleton is the accurately polished inside and outside and then covered by premium foil to enrich the value of each artisan piece
Absolute refinement is reached through hand-polishing the calligraphy letters piece by piece
Platinum-coated clip with individual serial number
The Montblanc Meisterstück for Unicef Skeleton 149 Fountain pen has a piston filling mechanism and an 18kt white gold nib with Unicef Olive branch in yellow gold. It is made by a master craftsman using the finest materials and applying the utmost precision. Each Montblanc for Unicef item raises the amount donated to Unicef to provide more children access to primary education and a better quality education.