The Montblanc Ingrid Bergman Special Edition Pens

Ingrid Bergman, one of Hollywood’s finest,  with three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award,  is being honored by Montblanc with three exquisite pens.

Image result for Ingrid BergmanThe Montblanc Ingrid Bergman La Donna Special Edition FountainRollerball and Ballpoint Pens are made with the finest materials and the uncompromising craftsmanship that is Montblanc. Inspired by Ingrid Bergman’s era, the 1940’s, the pen has exquisite details and will wow even the most discerning pen lover.  The mother of pearl styled lacquered caps, the 18K gold nibs, the teardrop amethysts,  the rose gold accents and Ingrid Bergman’s signature is but a few of the refined details that make these pens so luxurious.

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Alongside Ingrid Bergman, Montblanc’s Women’s Collection also honors another wonderful artist who made great contributions to her field, literature, Virginia Woolf, with the Montblanc Virginia Woolf Special Edition Pen. Montblanc not only makes some of the finest pens in the world, it also chooses some of the finest women to model their pens after. Here’s looking at you Montblanc!

Montblanc Pays Homage to Queen Elizabeth I with New Pen

Strong. Defined. Powerful. Innovative. These words describe the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, and what’s more impressive is that they also apply to Montblanc’s new pen dedicated to her throne.

Image result for Queen Elizabeth IMontblanc released two limited edition fountain pens that capture the essence of 16th century England. Thanks to Queen Elizabeth I, England was a world super power that created the foundation for a historic age of culture. Montblanc recognizes this epic era with its pens.

The brilliant lacquer of both writing instruments is modeled on the royal garments of the Queen. The royal insignia is well represented on the cap by the Tudor rose and the cross of the British Crown, along with a green cabochon on the clip. To finish off the adorned cap, the words “Video et taceo” meaning “I see and say nothing” are engraved as a reminder of the famous Queen’s signature motto.

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The Queen Elizabeth I fountain pens come in two editions; one is limited to 4810 pieces while the other has only 888. If you are a fan of British History, this pen is the perfect collection piece. This pen is also a worthy addition to any desk or collection and is sure to spark conversation.

Help honor the spirit of the Queen’s dynasty with the new Montblanc fountain pen!

The Montblanc Mark Twain Pen

What comes to mind when spying a young child painting a fence or when a Saturday chore involves painting your own? Many of us return to Mississippi, to the fictional town of St. Petersburg, the southern town along the mighty Mississippi River, which Mark Twain painted so vividly in our minds while reading the childhood classic Tom Sawyer.

Image result for mark twainFor any one writer to have such an influence on so many individual readers’ thoughts years later is remarkable. Mark Twain, Samuel Clemens’ pen name, was a hugely successful author “his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from critics and peers alike and upon his death in 1910 he was lauded as the greatest American humorist of his age.”

Another amazing thing about this extraordinary author’s work is it is still being compiled today….. due to his use of multiple pen names and his many obscure newspaper articles and speeches.

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To commemorate this classic American writer’s life and his contributions to literature, Montblanc is paying tribute to him in 2010 (100 years after his death) by issuing The Mark Twain Limited Edition Pens, the latest addition to Montblanc’s already extensive and very popular Montblanc Limited Edition Writer’s Collection. Check it out today at Executive Essentials!

The Montblanc Limited Edition Mahatma Gandhi Pen

The Montblanc Limited Edition Mahatma Gandhi Pen is now available at Executive Essentials. While there has been some controversy over the release of this pen, Executive Essentials is proud to be an authorized dealer of Montblanc as they honor this extraordinary man!

Image result for mahatma gandhiGandhi was not born with the name Mahatma, which means “great soul”; it was a name given to him after his non-violent philosophy of change inspired millions worldwide. (However due to his modesty, he never accepted this name.)

Gandhi was a critical figure in India’s struggle and success to gain independence. His “civil disobedience” influenced and changed history forever. He was not only a political leader he was a spiritual leader as well.  His simple lifestyle and dedication to “the truth” continues to be an example of how to live, to many.

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What better, than a pen, a non-violent vehicle used throughout history for change, as the instrument to honor this great leader! Well done Montblanc!

The Montblanc John Lennon Special Edition Pen

John Lennon, a man who lived large, influenced and entertained millions and a man who was taken away far too soon, is being honored by Montblanc with the release of the Montblanc John Lennon Special Edition Fountain, Rollerball and Ballpoint Pens.

Image result for john lennonJohn Lennon was born October 9th, 1940 (John would be 70 years old this year) in Liverpool, England where he started his first band the Quarrymen, that later evolved into the Beatles.  John Lennon sold over 14 million albums and produced twenty-seven number one singles in the US alone and became a Member of the Order for the British Empire and after his death was inducted into both the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

John Lennon, who had a difficult childhood with the early separation of his parents and the death of his mother at 17, went on to become one of the biggest icons of the 20thCentury music world and was shot dead at 40, imagine……..

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Check out the John Lennon Special Edition Pen at Executive Essentials today!

Montblanc Fountain Pens

When you talk about fine writing instruments it’s hard to find any quality better than Montblanc Pens. These phenomenal pens come from a company that rewrote the book on what a fountain pen should embody. Their designs are famous for their versatility and artisanal qualities ranging from sleek and stealthy to curvy and noble. These fine pens really do have it all.

Montblanc is very protective of their pen brand, especially their fountain pen line; and for good reason. With the rich history they have built up over the years, there is a lot to protect. The craftsmanship that goes into each pen individually as well as the overall design is something that is hard to mimic and worthy of guarding. That is why at Executive Essentials we are proud to be able to offer a wide variety of these stylish, sought after instruments. And don’t be turned off by the fact that you have to request the prices of these pens instead of having the price listed right on the page. It’s just another unique part of the process and the Montblanc way.

So make sure you check out these great Montblanc fountain pens and take the time to request a price. You’ll be happily surprised at what you find out and our helpful staff is more than willing to supply you with the information you need.

Montblanc Meisterstuck Solitaire Fountain Pen in Stainless Steel

Image result for Montblanc Meisterstuck Solitaire Fountain Pen in Stainless SteelThis sharp looking fountain pen reminds me of the one James Bond used in Octopussy. In that movie Bond uses a Montblanc Fountain pen that contains a mixture of Nitric and Hydrochloric acids. It also contains an earpiece listening device that works in conjunction with Bond’s wristwatch. Even though this Meisterstuck Solitaire can’t help you eat through locks or listen to the folks in the hotel room next to you, it is a wonderful writing instrument that can make anyone feel like what they are writing is top secret.

Montblanc Signum Doue Fountain Pen

All of Montblanc’s fountain pens are unique in their design and appearance – not to mention the way they handle ink and page. This Signum Doue, however, stands out among the rest with its intricate cross-hatch work and narrow design. There is a certain amount of sophistication added by the platinum inlay, clip, and rings that band the cap. This specific pen has a great weight that feels good in the hand whether you’re writing a Magnus Opus or a grocery list for your sons 6th birthday.

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Montblanc Boheme Fountain Pen Rouge

The Boheme fountain pen design typically reminds me of a dress with an empire waistline. That may be because many of Montblanc’s pens have a strong, feminine quality. This particular Boheme, however, strikes me as having an Indian presence. This may be because besides have several 14K bands, accented by a gold nib, it also has a synthetic ruby gemstone set in the clip. This gemstone adds a touch of pomp and royalty to an already majestic pen. Even among the Montblanc catalog, this is a rare find.

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Montblanc Etoile De Montblanc Fountain Pen

Speaking of feminine qualities, take the time to check out this curvy Etoile De Montblanc. This pen is a lesson in design for all pen manufacturers. Even without holding the pen in hand you can tell that it’s feel and personality is friendly, yet demanding. It has a silhouette that rolls down the barrel like the foothills in a piece of Irish literature. The cap is cut diagonally to give an accent to the clip. At the same time the two tone black and silver play a special part in portraying simple elegance that is understated, yet commands attention. This is a true work of art.

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Montblanc Limited Edition Francois I Fountain Pen

francoisi-product-e1501174513927.pngThis limited edition Montblanc fountain pen is truly one of a kind. It has the cap and stature of a Boheme, but the barrel is unique in the way it ends wide and flat, with the nib hanging out there in space. It is one of the few pens that Montblanc makes that truly look like instruments instead of art. When you view this pen you know what it is for. It has a rhodium plated 18K nib, multilayered inlays of precious resin on the barrel a platinum plated clip with an onyx colored zircon, and ivory colored Montblanc emblem and supplies are limited. In short, it has all the qualities of a collector’s pen and more.

Again, please don’t shy away from investigating the prices of these fine pens. I know that often times when we are confronted with hidden prices and asked to offer personal information we are more apt to click on to the next great web page where information is more readily accessible. But, if you persevere you’ll be surprised at what you find.

Montblanc and the Beatles

On this date in 1963, ‘Please Please Me’, the debut album by legendary rock band The Beatles, had already enjoyed 24 weeks at number 1 on the UK Record Retailer Charts. Its number one spot would go on to last 8 more weeks and mark the beginnings of a band that would change the way the world thought about music, musicians and Rock and Roll. At the center of it all was John Lennon.

John Winston Lennon grew up for most of his life in Liverpool, England. By all accounts his life was that of a typical kid of the time. It wasn’t until his teenage years that he became enthralled with music and performance by starting his first musical experiments in the style known as skiffle, which had its roots in jazz, blues, and country. With his fascination of skiffle growing he decided to start a band called the Quarrymen, which became quite popular at the time in his hometown. He was 16. This was the same time he met Paul McCartney, who joined the Quarrymen and continued to play with Lennon until they finally decided to start The Beatles.

Image result for john lennonLennon and the rest of The Beatles would go on to change the way the world thought about and listened to music. But, Lennon’s influence wouldn’t stop in 1970, even when The Beatles broke up. Instead, he continued his musical pursuits and continued to create ground breaking songs in his solo albums, Imagine and Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. The singles that came out of his solo career mirrored his peaceful approach and philosophy and include, “Give Peace a Chance” and “Imagine”. At the end of his life in 1980 he had written 25 songs that reached number one on the US Hot 100 chart. He’s won numerous posthumously and is generally considered one of the greatest musicians to ever live.

Because of the influence that The Beatles and John Lennon have had on music, society, and culture, many companies and organizations have come up with ways to commemorate them and their work. In the world of pens, the premier writing instrument that pays tribute to The Beatles and their legacy is the Montblanc John Lennon Limited Edition 1940 Fountain Pen. Only 1,940 of these stunning fountain pens were brought into existence by Montblanc to commemorate the year that Lennon was born.

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The Montblanc 1940 Pen has peace symbol engraved on the 18 karat nib – a nod to Lennon’s constant efforts to help others imagine a world where peace had a chance. The body of the pen is sterling with a pattern that mimics the the famous Strawberry Fields Memorial where people from around the world come to pay their respects. On the base of the pen barrel, by the nib, a small engraving of Lennon’s signature is proudly displayed. The cap of this pen, also in sterling, displays a clip that is the neck and headstock of a guitar. The headstock holds a blue tanzanite stone reminiscent of Lennon’s blue glasses. In all the pen is a masterful work of art that is truly a commemorative piece of a great musician.

Besides the 1940 Lennon Fountain Pen, Montblanc has created other pens in honor of The Beatles and Lennon in particular. Take a look at other Montblanc John Lennon Pens in the Executive Essentials catalog. And stay tuned as we continue to look at Beatles pens and other commemorative items by other companies in the not too distant future.