John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr; it may have been decades since the breakup of their band but its safe to say that the world hasn’t yet forgotten about The Beatles. As of 2016, it is reported that The Beatles remain the best selling music artists of all times with 178 million albums sold in the US (Source: RIAA).
With such a significant impact in their industry, it comes as no surprise that the next addition to Montblanc’s Great Characters Limited Edition is one dedicated to this British rock band. This collection has been paying tribute to the exceptional individuals whose lives and work have made a lasting impact on human civilization since 2009 and this year they offer three different styles of writing instruments within the Montblanc Great Characters The Beatles Special Edition.
01 Montblanc Great Characters The Beatles Special Edition
Inspired by one of the earliest concept albums “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” this special edition Montblanc pen offers a bright multicoloured striped cap and barrel. In order to achieve this stunning effect, Montblanc had to develop and design multi-colour stripe lacquering process that involves more than 10 different steps from treating the base metal before meticulously lacquering the five colours onto the metal tube in perfectly equal stripes before applying a transparent lacquer.
02 Montblanc Great Characters The Beatles Limited Edition 1969
The Beatles Limited Edition 1969 pen takes its design from the iconic album “Abbey Road”. Right on the lacquered cap, a silhouette of the most famous road crossing can be seen while the metal inlay which reads ‘LMW 28 IF’ is a nod to the license plate of the VW that was depicted on the album’s
Cover. The moustache designed clip, the recording microphone cone and other fittings are ruthenium coated, creating a nice contrast with the rest of the pen.
03 Montblanc Great Characters The Beatles Limited Edition 88
For a more exquisite writing instrument The Beatles Limited Edition 88 was made with a solid gold skeletonized cap and barrel with several metal inlays adorned with lacquer. The “Yeah Yeah Yeah” on the cap was taken from the front page of the Daily Mirror newspaper that printed the headline “Yeah Yeah USA” to announce the arrival of Beatlemania in USA in 1964. The same attention to detail was also transferred onto the Au 750 Solid gold nib.
The Special Edition fountain pen is priced at MYR4,200; while the Limited Edition 1969 fountain pen is MYR13,800 and the Limited Edition 88 fountain pen is MYR136,800.