There are two ways of looking at travelling – hopping from one destination to another, or a journey of discovering new and eye-opening experiences. Those who know how to reap the most of life would choose the latter point of view. Montblanc enriches this journey by offering the 1926 Montblanc Heritage collection – a beautiful compilation of finely crafted leather pieces to inject vintage style and durability for the inspired traveller.
For the first time, Montblanc has created a collection crafted in vegetable tanned leather that’s been treated in Tuscan tradition, giving each piece its rich dark brown aging patina and worn-in charm. The designs are enveloped in earth desert tones that evoke the vintage elegance of safari travel and the exploration of faraway lands and cultures. The collection sports bright red printed lining, which contrasts with the leather exterior that was inspired by the vibrant fabrics worn by the regal Maasai tribe. It’s a nostalgic call to the maison’s tradition of leather craftsmanship when it first ventured into the world of leather in 1926, as well as a reflection of the vintage attitude seen in every design detail.
The organically treated leather that makes up the 1926 Montblanc Heritage returns to one of the oldest and most intricate tanning processes, using vegetable tannins to preserve the natural appearance of the leather, while enhancing its look, touch and smell. From the Single Gusset Briefcase to small goods such as credit card holders and wallets, the colour changes with the passing of time to further evolve the vintage look of each piece – becoming a truly personalised item to the user.
This collection makes use of vegetable tannins extracted from barks and other plant tissues to preserve the natural appearance of the leather, with its own shades of grain so that one skin varies from another.