Montblanc launches Alfred Hitchcock Limited Edition pens
March 27, 2012: Alfred Hitchcock’s thrilling movies have now formed the inspiration for the design of Montblanc’s latest limited edition collection. The dark staircase featured in his movie Vertigo (1958) influences the overall design of these pieces. The textured dark precious lacquer of the cap and barrel of the writing instrument creates a special effect reminiscent of Hitchcock’s infamous “vertigo effect”.
The weapon from the Oscar-nominated Psycho (1960), when a young woman is brutally murdered in cold blood with a knife, is also featured prominently on the writing instrument, as the pens clip.
The Limited Edition 3000 features on the 925 sterling silver rings engraving of the notes that would have identified the original film reel of Psycho. The 53 hatch marks symbolise every movie that Hitchcock directed during his impressive career spanning nearly six decades.
Since it was a tad difficult for him to engineer an appearance in ‘The Rope’, Hitchcock placed a neon sign of his famous self-portrait sketch in the city skyline outside the window. This sketch also enriches the 18K rhodium plated solid gold nib of the Limited Editions. The Limited Edition 3000 is available in 146 size Fountain Pen (3000 pieces) or Rollerball with marathon refill (3000 pieces), both with 925 Sterling Silver settings.
Montblanc has also created an edition in 750 white gold, limited to just 80 pieces. It features the dramatic swirling vertigo effect in black lacquer enhanced with red reminiscent of the blood-stained crime scenes of his films. In addition, the ‘Psycho’ knife clip is enriched with diamonds. With all its intricate details and symbolic references, Montblanc’s Alfred Hitchcock Limited Editions are a fitting tribute to a memorable entertainer and an enduring legacy.