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#1 Michael R.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 21:29

Bought this a couple of months ago in London in the second week of October (a few days after the pen was releases):

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 22:57

WOW beautiful !!

The nib looks different, is it still the two tone 18k nib??

thanks,

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 00:09

Very nice indeed - don't normally like gold but champagne looks good!
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#4 Michael R.

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 17:52

Many thanks for your comments.

The golden tone is very nice; much more subtle like the usual yellow gold.

WOW beautiful !!

The nib looks different, is it still the two tone 18k nib??

thanks,

Andy


The nib is the same as always (shape and engraving) but it is a matching champagne gold single tone nib which adds a lot of elegence to the pen's appereance.

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 21:05

Many thanks for your comments.

The golden tone is very nice; much more subtle like the usual yellow gold.


WOW beautiful !!

The nib looks different, is it still the two tone 18k nib??

thanks,

Andy


The nib is the same as always (shape and engraving) but it is a matching champagne gold single tone nib which adds a lot of elegence to the pen's appereance.

Cheers

Michael


NIce !! Finally MB is putting some effort into fitting a different tone nib on their pens.

thank you again for sharing !!

Andy

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 23:31

Interesting pen indeed, thanks for sharing. My only concern without trying one would be whether the shapes make it less enjoyable to hold than something smoother. Striking pen though.
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Posted 16 January 2011 - 13:10

Could not resist and went and bought the pen from the Montblanc boutique. Pen looks very nice and the geometric shapes are much more beautiful to touch and look at than in the pictures. I also prefer the Legrand size as they also have the smaller Doue in Classic size which is cheaper.

Awaiting a nib exchange to OBB - I did ask if the nib could be exchanged at the repair centre or if it had to go back to Hamburgh . Staff are confident although it is a single tone champagne nib it will be dealt with in London. Lets wait and see.

The MOP complements the pen. I also spied the accompanying cuff links - 2 differnet sets. One looks a bit bulky and the smaller one looks typical montblanc cufflinks

Mohan

Edited by mohanjude, 16 January 2011 - 13:11.


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Posted 16 January 2011 - 13:22

Different looking to say the least. Would like to see & hold one before I pass judgement though. Does look well in the pictures.

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#9 Michael R.

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 13:29

Could not resist and went and bought the pen from the Montblanc boutique. Pen looks very nice and the geometric shapes are much more beautiful to touch and look at than in the pictures. I also prefer the Legrand size as they also have the smaller Doue in Classic size which is cheaper.

Awaiting a nib exchange to OBB - I did ask if the nib could be exchanged at the repair centre or if it had to go back to Hamburgh . Staff are confident although it is a single tone champagne nib it will be dealt with in London. Lets wait and see.

The MOP complements the pen. I also spied the accompanying cuff links - 2 differnet sets. One looks a bit bulky and the smaller one looks typical montblanc cufflinks

Mohan


Congratulations on your new pen! Let us know how you will like the OBB nib.

By the way, finally this model is listed on the MB website BUT the image shows a pen with an additional gold ring at the end of the gripping section!

All the models I have seen did not have this decorative pen and I'm glad this ring did not make it into regular production. I just had one of those rings replaced on my Czar Nicolai I due to plating loss after c. 5 years of careful use.

Cheers

Michael

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 13:33

Different looking to say the least. Would like to see & hold one before I pass judgement though. Does look well in the pictures.


You really should hold & see in real life! ...I did not like it from preview and catalog pictures but loved it from the first moment after seein it in real life. Also the MOP-star adds a lot of subtle elegance which does not show well on photograps either.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 13:32

Very elegant indeed. A nice addition to your superb collection!

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 06:40

I've just bought this pen from FPH and am awaiting delivery. I've loved it ever since first seeing it in Harrods!



You bought your pen from FPH - ie Fountain pen Hospital in the US? May I ask if you got a much better price that the Montblanc boutique in the UK ? If this is the case I will start looking at FPH - I assume that VAT and import taxes will apply to the prices from FPH when the package arrives in the UK but still make it more competetive to buy from the USA?

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 17:43

Bought this a couple of months ago in London in the second week of October (a few days after the pen was releases):


I know it is rather rude asking - but can you remember the list price?

I can't find the UK price anywhere - and the Fountain Pen Hospital price isn't much help since there is import duty, VAT etc.

Many thanks.

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#14 Michael R.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 17:59


Bought this a couple of months ago in London in the second week of October (a few days after the pen was releases):


I know it is rather rude asking - but can you remember the list price?

I can't find the UK price anywhere - and the Fountain Pen Hospital price isn't much help since there is import duty, VAT etc.

Many thanks.


I've paid 1120,24 Euro at the London boutique (I was able to pay in Euro with my credit card) which was something around 970-980 pounds back then.

Cheers

Michael

Edited by Michael R., 03 May 2011 - 18:13.


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Posted 03 May 2011 - 18:02

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 20:37



Bought this a couple of months ago in London in the second week of October (a few days after the pen was releases):


I know it is rather rude asking - but can you remember the list price?

I can't find the UK price anywhere - and the Fountain Pen Hospital price isn't much help since there is import duty, VAT etc.

Many thanks.


I've paid 1120,24 Euro at the London boutique (I was able to pay in Euro with my credit card) which was something around 970-980 pounds back then.

Cheers

Michael


Thanks! If you were leaving the country, did that mean you got VAT off?

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MB Carlo Collodi WE FP (M)

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#17 Michael R.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 16:10

Thanks! If you were leaving the country, did that mean you got VAT off?



...not when leaving just inside EU :mellow:

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 17:17


Thanks! If you were leaving the country, did that mean you got VAT off?



...not when leaving just inside EU :mellow:

Michael


Hmm, strange. I though that when you are leaving the country and have proof of living elsewhere you are either charged no tax, or just the tax from your resident country.

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#19 Michael R.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 17:34



Thanks! If you were leaving the country, did that mean you got VAT off?



...not when leaving just inside EU :mellow:

Michael


Hmm, strange. I though that when you are leaving the country and have proof of living elsewhere you are either charged no tax, or just the tax from your resident country.


I think the big difference is being a EU or non-EU citizen.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 23:15

Stunning pen, and that MOP star adds alot of class to it.

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 17:07

Just ordered a Geometric Dimension from MB Birmingham!!!

Say it and just couldn't resist! Gorgeous! :cloud9:

According to the lady there, since it is still such a new model, the UK boutiques (except one London boutique, being the largest store) only carry one unit each.

I found a small scratch on the ink window which couldn't be removed so she has ordered one in from Hamburg for me!

Should arrive Tuesday / Wednesday.

Cant wait!

And also since this is the 12th pen bought from there my myself (either for myself or immediate family) I was offered a Montblanc Watch Travel Case. They apparently cannot be bought at retail, they are just gifts for frequent customers. I was informed that if these were sold, they would be priced at £250. Nice! The MB model number for this case is 105788, which I can't find anywhere on the internet. So I believe her.

YAY!

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OP, you should be employed by MB as a referrals manager or something of the sort: if it wasn't for this post I wouldn't have spent nearly as much. I was originally going to buy a 149 this weekend!


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Edited by Brookzy, 07 May 2011 - 20:01.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 19:02

Whoops!

Mods please delete, accidental repost instad of edit, tried to correct 'cant'.

Edited by Brookzy, 08 May 2011 - 19:03.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:23

I've just bought this pen from FPH and am awaiting delivery. I've loved it ever since first seeing it in Harrods!



Do any of you know if Harrods still carries the large version of this pen? It doesn't show on Harrods Web site, but then what does? :-) Thanks!

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 04:33

Very Nice..... JB

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 17:40

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At first I thought the pen was too bling to me, but it reminds me Mr. I.M.Pei's work. The great geometric architecture.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 13:58

...At first I thought the pen was too bling to me, but it reminds me Mr. I.M.Pei's work. The great geometric architecture.


+1 For me too it is a very architecturally inspired design.

Reminds me of Geodesic Dome structure created by Buckminster Fuller.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 20:51

Like the colour, that nib looks like a winner!

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 14:43

Just received mine yesterday, a b-day present from my wife. I'm testing out and enjoying it first before sending it out for nib exchange. I'm contemplating between BB or OBB.

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 09:20

What is the barrel and cap material? I assume this is an 18k gold plate?

Beautiful piece.