Writers Edition Homage to Hugo Limited Edition
Made of black precious resin with platinum-coated fittings, the edition is inspired in many details by Victor Hugo’s novels and the French architecture, Notre-Dame Cathedral.
The black precious resin on the cap and barrel is fully moulded in 3D with engraved lines inspired by Gothic architecture of Notre-Dame. The cone is engraved with trefoils as found on Notre-Dame and the shape of the cone is referenced to the posts to which Quasimodo from the novel Notre-Dame de Paris was chained.
The intricate open clip concept revealed the face of Jean Valjean from Les Misérables in moulded 3D, which is Montblanc’s interpretation of an original drawing by French painter Gustave Brion. The end of the clip, which is shaped like the clapper of a bell, recalls the bell ringer Quasimodo and the bells of Notre-Dame. The cap top is crowned by a Montblanc emblem in precious resin, with Victor Hugo’s signature engraved on the cap.
The handcrafted 18k gold nib is rhodium coated with gargoyle engraving – one of the grotesque waterspouts on Notre-Dame Cathedral.
Fountain Pen S$1,510.00
Rollerball Pen S$1,235.00
Ballpoint Pen S$1,170.00
(Incl. 7% GST)
To extend the WE Homage to Hugo writing experience, Montblanc has created a limited edition Hugo Sepia Brown Ink inspired by the colour of famous original drawings by Hugo.
Writers Edition Homage to Victor Hugo Limited Edition 1831
Inspired by literary genius Victor Hugo’s novels and the French architecture, Notre-Dame Cathedral.
The skeleton metal overlay on the cap and barrel are platinum coated and decorated with rosace window design. The red translucent lacquer is inspired by the protagonist in Les Misérables, Jean Valjean’s prison uniform. His prison numbers 24601 and 9430 are engraved on the cap. The yellow lacquer on the bottom of the cone is referenced to the yellow passport given to him when released from prison.
The cone of the Limited Edition 1831 is decorated with an engraved trefoil frieze, which is part of the architecture of Notre-Dame. The shape of the cone with a single chain link at the end recalls the posts to which Quasimodo, the bell ringer in the novel Notre-Dame de Paris, was chained when he was held in the square for public humiliation. The end of the clip, which is shaped like the clapper of a bell, recalls the bell ringer and the bells of Notre-Dame.
An engraving of the line ‘Chaque homme dans sa nuit s’en va vers sa lumière’ from Les Contemplations on the cap top symbolises the idea of redemption. The cap top is crowned by the Montblanc emblem in mother-of-pearl.
The handcrafted 18k yellow gold with partially rhodium coated nib has an engraved design of a gargaoyle – one of the grotesque waterspouts on Notre-Dame Cathedral.