As always, Montblanc has come up with a timeless collection in Meisterstück Selection Rouge et Noir to mark the Chinese New Year.
Montblanc celebrates the Year of The Tiger by pairing timeless elegance of its signature Meisterstück leather pieces with an audacious printed motif inspired by the sign of the zodiac. The new Meisterstück Selection Rouge et Noir of medium and small leather goods features subtle detailing in red – the colour of good luck – as well as a new expression of the Montblanc emblem in black.
The collection’s name is a reference to one of the first collections created by the young Simplo Filler Pen Company in 1906-1907, before the company became known as Montblanc. Made from black hard rubber and featuring a red-ended cap, the Rouge et Noir writing instruments owed their French name to the zeitgeist of the day, linking the product to a modern and chic way of life, while also referring to the colours of roulette, a visual metaphor used for advertising and shop displays during that time. The elegant red detailing contrasting with the all-black design of every piece of the Meisterstück Selection Rouge et Noir capsule is a reference to the Maison’s rich legacy.
While Montblanc’s rich heritage has informed the name and the craftsmanship of the collection, the design of the Meisterstück Selection Rouge et Noir capsule was conceived for the creative and style-forward. The tiger print applied to the leather is enhanced with a black chain for an even bolder look. The shape of the leather pulls on the zippers evoke the shape of a Montblanc nib, a nod to the Maison’s role as pioneer of writing culture.
The functionality of each piece in the capsule mirrors the dynamic and creative lifestyle of its owner. A Portrait Case and Mini Reporter make ideal everyday companions, a stylish alternative to more traditional bag formats in a compact size that can be worn cross-body. The Sling Bag and Chest Bag make a sporty, casual statement worn across one shoulder or across the chest with a practical outside compartment. The matching small leather pieces that complete the collection include a 6-credit card Wallet, a Key Pouch and Key Fob.