Luxury Maison introduces writing instrument, leather goods and watch collections that draw on the mesmerizing icy beauty of the glaciers of the Mont Blanc mountain
A source of inspiration for the Montblanc brand since its inception, the Mont Blanc is a peak that towers high above all other mountains in Europe. This wonder of monumental proportions is also home to glaciers and iced lakes with ice of captivating beauty that have inspired a selection of products featuring distinctive ice designs, across multiple categories.
“Gazing into the depths of this Alpine ice is an incredible experience that we wanted to bring to our products, finding a creative way to create that same sense of awe and wonder. These pieces don’t just emulate the aesthetic appeal of the icy texture but celebrate these glaciers and iced lakes by expressing the spirit of adventure the Mont Blanc inspires in everyone; a spirit that is core to Montblanc’s own attitude towards exploration and the preservation of the great outdoors,” explains Marco Tomasetta, Montblanc Creative Director.
Montblanc 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date
Looking at the “frozen” dial of Montblanc’s first ever certified diving watch is like diving through the ice into the glacial waters beneath, reproducing the texture of ice with its interlocking network of crystals that have been frozen in time for millennia. In a technical feat, Montblanc dial makers have created the illusion of looking into the depths of a glacier. The Montblanc 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date comes in a 41mm stainless steel case with a bicolour ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel and a case back featuring a 3D relief engraving of an iceberg and a scuba diver exploring the glacial waters below.
The interchangeable V-shaped stainless-steel bracelet can be quickly and easily switched for a rubber strap without the use of any tools. Not only is the bracelet interchangeable, but it is also adjustable on the wrist, so each owner can find their perfect fit, especially when wearing it over a wet suit. The stainless-steel bracelet also comes with an attractive taper of 20 – 16mm and is secured by a double deployant buckle. The Montblanc 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date comes in three different dial colours – blue, green, and black – each one representing different colours of glacial ice from around the world.
Montblanc Meisterstück Selection Glacier
The sporty and bold capsule collection of large, small and medium leather goods and accessories features an original blue ice design. Printed on nylon or leather, the glacier design gives the impression of looking through layers of ice into its deep blue depths. The motif is paired with the new Montblanc M Lock 4810, a pressure closure used in the world of climbing and mountaineering and introduced as a new brand code. Functional outside pockets and closures make it easier to access personal items on the go, and add to the look of the collection, while the zip closures feature a leather pull in the shape of the nib of a Meisterstück writing instrument.
To honour the spirit of the high mountain that inspired the luxury Maison’s own brand name, the capsule is crafted from eco-sustainable materials, underscoring the importance of preserving glaciers and mountains in the future.
Montblanc Meisterstück Glacier
While the Mont Blanc’s glaciers have always been expressed in the Maison’s six-point emblem that crowns its writing instruments and the height of the mountain – 4810 metres – etched on its nibs, the new design elements of the Montblanc Meisterstück Glacier collection evoke the awe-inspiring beauty of a disappearing natural treasure. Design features on the four writing instruments that make up the collection include blue/grey and white tones, a PVD coating technology that gives the surface a shimmering ice-like appearance as well as innovative engraving on the Doué and Solitaire editions that resembles the refraction of light when hitting ice crystals. Based on the legend that the Mer de Glace glacier resembles a giant monster hugging the northern slope of Mont Blanc, every nib in the collection is engraved with the Mont Blanc Mer de Glace dragon.