Founded by a Hamburg stationer in 1906, the company began as the Simplo Filler Pen company in 1908 before adopting the Montblanc trademark in 1911.
The company was subsequently acquired by Dunhill and now forms part of the Richemont group. Its sister companies include luxury brands Cartier, Van Cleef and Arpels, Chloe, and Baume et Mercier.
The Mont Blanc Meisterstück 149 with a Longines DolceVita Chronograph.
The trademark most clearly identified with Montblanc is the white stylised six-pointed star with rounded edges, representative of the Mont Blanc snowcap from above, the symbol being adopted in 1913. The number “4810” , the mountain’s metric height, is a commonly recurring theme.
For decades Montblanc rarely deviated far from its flagship Meisterstück line of writing instruments, but in recent years has begun to establish new lines. The Bohème, Scenium and Starwalker ranges are recent additions to Montblanc product-line.