Montblanc launches the Limited Writers Edition 2012 Jonathan Swift Gulliver
October 12, 2012: Luxury writing instruments brand, Montblanc, pays tribute to the distinguished British-Irish writer Jonathan Swift, writer, poet and essayist, and creator of the satiric masterpiece ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ with a new pen.
The Jonathan Swift inspired Writer’s Edition instruments reinterpret the fantastical world created by Swift and inhabited by his hero Gulliver. The overall design draws inspiration from ‘Gulliver’s Travels’, and in particular the Lilliput episode, Gulliver’s first voyage.
The barrel is made of black lacquer and decorated with multilayered inlays reminiscent of the ropes that were used to bind Gulliver at the beach of Lilliput island. The cap is made of precious black resin, and shaped like Gulliver’s tricorn – a typical tradesman three-cornered hat popular in the 18th century. It bears the signature of Jonathan Swift. A platinum-plated clip depicts the staircase the mayor of Lilliput had to climb to be able to talk to Gulliver. Finally, the instrument’s delicately designed rhodium-plated 18K gold nib is decorated with an elaborate engraving showing the imperial army of Lilliput marching between Gulliver’s legs.
The Writers Edition Jonathan Swift is only available in limited edition worldwide, with an issue number engraved on the cap as a guarantee of its uniqueness, at exclusive Montblanc boutiques and authorised dealers nationwide.