Few pieces of writing have captured the imaginations of both adults and children like Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince. Through the allegorical encounter between a crashed pilot and the otherworldly prince, Saint-Exupéry gently invites us to look deeper inside our hearts. Supplementing the previous topics of friendship and mentorship, the third and last series of the Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Special Edition collection affirms the importance of fostering a nurturing relationship with our planet and environment – the home in which we live and the place where relationships bloom.
The way the prince takes care of his tiny home, asteroid B 612, weeding out bad seeds and protecting his beloved rose, is a timely reminder for us to cherish our own fragile planet. Saint-Exupéry shares his Le Petit Prince philosophy with us using subtle examples of nurture and care. That’s why the iconic Meisterstück, a precious treasure that can be handed down from one generation to the next, along with the ideas, memories and the lessons it bears, is our ode to the transmission of this wisdom.
The wisdom of love
The three Meisterstück Le Petit Prince editions embody the unforgettable parables featuring the fox, the aviator and the prince’s planet, teaching us that what truly matters in life is creating meaningful connections, fostering creativity and nurturing love.
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: it is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
– Le Petit Prince
The polished burgundy-coloured precious resin on the cap and barrel of the Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Precious Resin Le Grand and Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Precious Resin Classique references the prince’s beloved rose. The handcrafted 14ct gold nib of the fountain pen features a design of the prince weeding his planet – a symbol of love expressed through caring for others. The clip of every edition is adorned with a lacquered gold-coloured star, a reference to Le Petit Prince’s advice to remember his laugh by simply looking at the stars above. The cap of each writing instrument is etched with the expressive words of the fox: “On ne voit bien qu’avec le coeur” (“One sees clearly only with the heart”).
Each Meisterstück Le Petit Prince edition reaffirms the belief that writing is a gift, passed on with a positive message, just like the ideas, dreams and lessons Le Petit Prince has been sharing with us for over 75 years.