Monday, January 3, 2011


Montblanc celebrated recently the 70th Anniversary of one of the most talented artists ever to write music history. With the launch of the John Lennon Edition Montblanc is ensuring that Lennon´s legend not only lives on in his verse, his music, and his artistic legacy, but in the beauty of a timeless writing instrument. In this masterpiece, Montblanc has captured Lennon´s incredible soul and philosophy.

The Liverpool-born musician achieved international recognition as a member of The Beatles performing to adoring fans all over the world. However, it was his solo work after the band dissolved which established him as a cultural icon in his own right. Not only was John Lennon admired for his music contribution, he was also considered a great thinker, an independent mind and a true visionary whose influence shaped the intellectual mood of an era.

Reflecting his genius as a musician, the John Lennon Special Edition incorporates several design elements evoking the music of the 1950s and 1960s. The gentle grooves chiseled into the black precious resin of the barrel mimic those of an old-style vinyl record, and the clip is shaped like a period guitar head completed with tuning pegs and etched strings on the neck.

Hand engraved on the 18 K gold nib is the symbol of peace. At the focal point of the instrument, where the cap meets the barrel, is a silver plaque engraved with John Lennon´s self-portrait - the sketch he scribbled so often in place of a signature - which pays tribute to the memory of the edition´s namesake.

Limited to 1940 pieces, marking the year of Lennon´s birth, the John Lennon Commemoration Edition 1940 boasts a blue tansanit that crowns the guitar-inspired clip in allusion to Lennon´s famous blue glasses. The instrument features a number of symbolic engravings including the release date of the song "Imagine": 02.10.1971, as well as his self-portrait signature. In addition, the rhodium-plated, 18K gold nib bears the sign so often traced in flowers: the peace symbol. The Montblanc John Lennon Edition is available in Montblanc Boutiques worldwide and in the Middle East. 

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