Montblanc StarWalker SpaceBlue: Gazing at Faraway Galaxies.
The latest installment of a collection celebrating the wonder of space exploration draws inspiration from the beauty of the galaxy.
The Montblanc StarWalker writing instrument collection evokes humankind’s fascination with space exploration and the wonder of walking among the stars. Just like those who push the limits of technological advancement and human knowledge on earth and in space, Montblanc explores a variety of different materials and techniques with every edition.
Turning from Planet Earth towards the stars and the galaxy, StarWalker SpaceBlue is inspired by materials originating from space, namely the Widmanstätten pattern, considered among nature’s most hypnotic creations.
The central design focus of the new edition is a rendition of this mesmerizing Widmanstätten pattern, named after Viennese scientist Count Alois von Beckh Widmanstätten who was one of the first people to discover and study the phenomenon in 1808. While flame heating iron meteorites, he noticed color and luster zone differentiation as the various iron alloys oxidized at different rates, showcasing fine interleaving kamacite and taenite bands or ribbons called lamellae. A pattern that forms only deep inside planetary bodies that take years to cool down, it has been recreated by Montblanc artisans on precious resin by using a newly developed injection moulding tool, and on metal by etching – creating an elevated sensorial writing experience. The tactile custom pattern is paired with a midnight blue hue evoking the night sky, a moment before it is lit up by the passage of a meteorite.
A signature StarWalker collection design feature, each piece is crowned with a floating Montblanc emblem above a translucent smoky blue in a transparent cap top.
The StarWalker SpaceBlue collection includes three different writing instrument editions – a Resin edition made of matte patterned blue precious resin with dark ruthenium-coated fittings, a Doué edition that pairs a patterned precious resin barrel with a metal cap, and a Metal edition entirely in patterned metal. Each edition is available as a Ballpoint, Fineliner and Fountain Pen featuring a ruthenium-coated Au 585 nib and fitted with a piston converter engineered specifically for the StarWalker collection and compatible with previous models.
To enhance the StarWalker SpaceBlue writing experience, Montblanc is introducing a blue leather lined notebook featuring the distinctive pattern on its cover, as well as a matching dark blue ink.
A pair of cufflinks in steel and lacquer with the signature StarWalker translucent dome design complete the collection.
As the journey to explore the galaxies continues to progress into the future, Montblanc StarWalker SpaceBlue with its modern aesthetics and innovative techniques is a reminder of all the discoveries yet to be made in the vast expanse of space and all stories yet to be written.
The Montblanc StarWalker SpaceBlue collection is available NOW.
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