FrontRunners: Renaissance Writer
The fourth pen in the company’s Great Characters collection, the Montblanc Great Characters Limited Edition Leonardo (www.montblanc.com) honors the Italian artist, scientist, and inventor Leonardo da Vinci. Many of the $3,615 pen’s details refer to Leonardo’s fascination with flight. The nib displays a reproduction of his drawing of a bat in flight, and the grip is engraved with his sketch of a mechanical wing for a flying machine. Montblanc’s emblem is hidden in the cap and can be viewed by looking into a concealed mirror also housed in the cap—a nod to the mirrored writing in Leonardo’s journals.