Manufacturer/Model: Montblanc No.24/ Germany
Year of production: Mid to late 1960s
Filling system: Piston Filling
Nib: Solid 14K 585 gold; EF Extra Fine, smooth, precise and semi flexible nib
Material: Body & Cap Thick Black Resin, All metal parts thick gold plated
Length (pen closed): The biggest of the XX series, 137mm, Posted at 154mm
Condition and information:
This pen is the big brother of the famous model No.22, the 24 model. The 24 model is the largest pen of all two digits Montblanc pens of the 60s. These include the model numbers 12, 14, 22, 24, 32, 34 and their rolled and solid gold versions 72, 74, 82, 84, 92 and 94 which were launched in the 1960s to replace the older 3xx and 2xx series from the 1950s. The pen offered here is a special order, made for the famous Danish B&W (Burmeister & Wain) shipyard and large diesel ship engines factory, now part of MAN AG. The B&W imprint on the pen, as well as the dedicated box it comes with, were both made at the factory or at licensed reseller that had the knowhow to make the imprints and box. The pen also has its retail price tag on it, 79 Deutsche Marks, making this pen, and was covered by 25 years warranty.
These new era pens were completely new approach by Montblanc, both technologically with new materials and complete mechanical redesign, but also a new bold modern space-era inspired design. This pen represents the start of the era that defined the modern pen form factors. Its a very complex build, one of the most complex Montblanc pens ever made, consisting of more than 20 separate parts. This pen is second to none in craftsmanship, reliability, design, everything a pen should represent. Some of these models even bore the "Masterpiece" insignia such as the number 12 and 14 which are based entirely on this pen and are made out of the same materials and same level of craftsmanship. The considerable size provides for a great feel in the hand with superb balance, regardless if the pen is posted or not. The nib is a true Montblanc masterpiece, EF super sharp nib perfect for precise writing, perfect for small letters where precision is needed, producing very clean lines, not too wet, but also very smooth nib, non-scratchy gliding on the paper. The nib also has some softness to it even though it is a semi-hooded nib. It feels soft but only on demand by the user. Pressed gently while writing it will produce all bigger sizes up to B. This makes the writing feel gentle and soft, not stiff as writing with metal nib. The pen is super shiny, crisp (difficult to capture in photos), made out of precious black resin, the signature Montblanc material, which has super high shine, gloss, but also a scratch protection and durability. The pen features a slip on/off cap for faster deployment. The cap is perfect fit, very precise "click" sound when opening or closing the pen, typical Montblanc/German precision. All metal parts are thick gold plated, so gold wear-off is very unlikely. The cap features a two rings anti-crack system, found only on high-end Montblanc pens. Beautiful see through crisp blue ink window. Original ebonite feed with great steady and constant ink-flow, no skipping. The piston is super smooth, takes up a great amount of ink which will last for quite a while. Montblanc star is located on the top of the cap and tuning knob. Another amazing feature is the ease with which the pen can be disassembled. The entire front section is easily unscrewable. This will allow easy access to the piston shaft and the entire nib assembly, thus very easy to clean and maintain, rarely found on such superbly engineered piston fountain pens. The pen is in NOS - new old stock - never used condition, as best as they come, simply a time capsule Masterpiece Montblanc pen almost impossible to find in such pristine condition.
The Montblanc ad on the last picture probably says it best:
"MONTBLANC is one of the finest pens you can give or own. Regardless of price, the MONTBLANC possesses an air of elegance, of classic beauty, of impeccable good taste. Long known as Europe's leading fountain pen, the MONTBLANC has superb craftsmanship ... unbelievably smooth writing action ... perfect balance. Its point is 14 or 18 karat gold. Its giant ink capacity is due to an ingenious filling system. It is proclaimed by many pen experts here and abroad to be the finest fountain pen ever designed. Aeromatic-ink control permits safe use while flying. You will treasure it as a personal possession of value and distinction, something you will be proud to own and use."
This item is covered by our 1 Year Full International Warranty at no additional cost. The terms of our Warranty are very simple, meant to give you a secure and trouble-free buying experience.
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