Writers Edition Antoine Saint-Exupéry Limited Edition Fountain Pen - M
For its 26th Writers Edition, Montblanc honors the genius of French writer and pioneering aviator Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, Vicomte de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), author of notable literary works including Night Flight, Terre des Hommes and Flight to Arras. His bestselling children’s book, The Little Prince, is one of the most translated works in the world. His experiences as a commercial pilot and a WWII fighter pilot fill Saint-Exupéry’s works with adventure, danger and courage seen through a poet’s eyes.
The overall design and shape is inspired by his iconic Caudron Simoun plane and his famous novel "Night Flight". Engravings on the barrel and cap show the sky as seen by Saint-Exupéry on the 1st of November 1929 at 23:00.
As the director of the newly formed company Aeroposta Argentina S.A, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry conducted Aeroposta's inaugural flight on 1 November 1929, flying from an airfield at Villa Harding Green to Comodoro Rivadavia.
The fittings are inspired by the cockpit of his plane. The geographic positions of important cities in Saint-Exupéry's life are engraved on the cone. The nib recalls his most famous novel, “The Little Prince”.
- Ident No: 116109
- Clip: Platinum-Coated
- Barrel: Dark Blue Precious Resin
- Cap: Dark Blue Precious Resin
- TYPE: Piston Fountain Pen
- NIB: Hand-crafted Au750 / 18 K gold nib with special engraving
- Montblanc ink: Mystery Black, Royal Blue, Midnight Blue, Burgundy Red, Lavender Purple, Oyster Gray, Toffee Brown, Irish Green, Corn Poppy Red