History of Montblanc – The Iconic Pen and Jewelry Maker that Also Creates Luggage & Fragrances

Montblanc has been creating high quality writing instruments for over a century. Today, they also create fine jewelry, luggage and fragrances. Brigitte Kruse & GWS Auctions, Inc is here to talk about the history of this great company and how they have evolved since they were first established.

1910: The Year the Name Montblanc was Adopted

Montblanc was established as a company in 1910.. The name comes from a famous snow-peaked mountain in the Alps which is also the highest peak in Europe. This is significant to the company name because they chose it to represent the highest quality in Simplo Filler’s pen making.

The Look of Montblanc Pens

The look of the pens created by Montblanc has changed throughout the years. They started as black pens that had a six-pointed red star on their cap. Later, the company began making their pens with a white star logo. Their highest status pen was developed in 1924 and came with a large engraved nib along with other fine details.

Surviving World War II

The company was greatly compromised by the effects of World War II. Many facilities were bombed and records were lost. Montblanc found themselves rebuilding the company in an effort to survive the effects of the war. They started to evolve in pen industry and maintain their status as a luxury company built on a strong reputation..

Montblanc Expands to Luggage, Jewelry & Fragrance in Late 1990s

In the 90s, Montblanc extended their reach and created their own luggage, their own line of jewelry and a continued successful line of desk accessories. Their jewelry line was targeted to the male market and included cuff links, key rings and money clips. In 2001, they developed their first men’s fragrance. Later they made one for women
called Presence d’une Femme.

Early 2000s Montblanc Introduced Women Jewelry

Many of Montblanc’s clients were women by the early 2000s. In 2005, they came out with their very first women’s jewelry line. Today, the company is thriving and both men and women enjoy a long list of luxury products that are manufactured and created by Montblanc.

Buying & Selling Montblanc & More at Auction in Beverly Hills, Agoura Hills, Palm Springs, Indio & Southern California

If you are looking for high-end writing instruments old or new, a great place to find them is at auction. Brigitte Kruse & GWS Auctions, Inc can help you buy or sell luxury jewelry and other items with our vast experience in the field. We will help you maximize your profits and can also provide you with appraisals when needed. Call us today!