Montblanc has started 2013 by releasing two Great Characters Limited Edition writing instruments in tribute to one of the world’s most renowned and influential physicists of the 20th century, Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955).
The Great Characters series has been designed and created in honour of great individuals who, through their unique talent and vision, have made an enduring impact on mankind.
With an unparalleled ability to understand the most complex mysteries of the physical universe and an insatiable desire to break new boundaries, no man of science has achieved such widespread recognition for his contribution to the advancement of human knowledge. The now famous equation “e=mc2” gave the scientific community a way of unlocking the previously unknown mysteries of the Universe. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 for his overall achievements in Theoretical Physics and his discovery of the law of the Photoelectric Effect. In addition to profoundly altering our understanding of space, time, and energy with his scientific discoveries, Einstein became a passionate advocate of peace, world order, and cooperation.
Now on sale, this writing masterpiece, available in an Albert Einstein Limited Edition of just 99 pieces (priced at £19,656.00 including VAT) and an Albert Einstein Limited Edition of 3000 units (costing £2,352.00 including VAT), celebrates Einsteinʼs remarkable legacy. The former makes reference to the chemical element ʻEinsteiniumʼ with the ordinal number 99, and every detail brings to life the ground-breaking work that earned him such respect and admiration internationally. Crafted from 750 solid white gold, the body of this precious piece is covered with a skeleton net with a filigree overlay representing the space-time curve, Einsteinʼs disruptive discovery that demonstrated how in his universe, space and time are no longer flat but can pushed and pulled, stretched and warped by matter.
The filigree engravings on the barrel and cone of the pen reflect his most famous formulas, and the nib is enriched with the engraving of the chemical element ʻEinsteiniumʼ or ʻEsʼ, a rare radioactive metal named after Einstein to honour his achievements. The penʼs clip is bejewelled with a sapphire bowl of approximately 1,3 ct, while the iconic star-shaped Montblanc emblem carved out of moonstone crowns this masterpiece with its luminous display of colours.
A numerical reference to Einsteinʼs outstanding body of work, the limitation number of Albert Einstein Limited Edition 3000 refers to the speed of light measured at ~300.000.000 m/s. While platinum-plated lines defined in the dark blue lacquer of the penʼs cap represent the space-time curve, the platinum barrel is engraved with his most famous scientific formulas. This 750 gold nib delivers an unparalleled writing experience. Crowning the top of the cap, the iconic Montblanc emblem is covered with sapphire glass.