Montblanc unveils 2 new Mahatma Gandhi pens
Dubai, January 4, 2010
Montblanc has launched Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition pens, which honour Mahatma Gandhi, the legendary Indian activist who advocated non-violence, peace and unity in creating an independent Indian nation.
Two outstanding Montblanc writing instruments - the Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition 241 and the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Edition 3000 have been created to pay tribute to the wisdom, vision and boundless energy the indomitable Mahatma Gandhi displayed as he bravely struggled to free his beloved nation.
The Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition 241 comes with a 18K gold, rhodium-plated nib which displays an intricate, hand-engraved depiction of Gandhi setting off, with his bamboo stave in hand, on his infamous Salt March. The distance of 241 miles that Mahatma Gandhi and his followers travelled by foot during the mous Salt March has inspired the Limited Edition’s quantity of this outstanding 750 solid white gold piston fountain pen.
The flag of India is also represented upon the Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition 241 by the twinkling saffron-coloured fever opal embellishing the pen’s clip.
Created as a fountain pen and a rollerball, the Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition 3000 features a 18K gold, rhodium-plated nib that displays an intricate, hand-engraved depiction of Gandhi energetically setting off on the momentous Salt March of July 1930.
The cream-coloured lacquer from which this sleek pen is sculpted symbolises khadi, the woven cotton which Gandhi transformed into a symbol of Indian liberation, while the 925 sterling silver mountings on its cap - which is crowned by an ivory-coloured Montblanc emblem - and cone resemble yarn on a spindle. A mandarin garnet is set above the clip representing saffron that stands for courage and the willingness to make sacrifices.
The Limited Edition quantity of 3000 units - in which both the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Edition 3000 fountain pen and the rollerball have been issued - signifies India’s multitudes that were devoted to the ambassador of non-violence, Mahatma Gandhi, said a statement.-TradeArabia News Service