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#1 admmarcos

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 15:31

Hi all, yesterday I was informed that it will be released next month a 149 circus edition, with a modified internal mechanism to be compatible with a new kind of ink made of gold! The nib has a circus designed and a rubi stone in the hole of the nib. Amazing.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 17:00

Sounds like a low cost version of the 149. ;)

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 17:19

I find this quite exciting! Haven't heard anything yet, but would love to learn more. Thanks for sharing.

#4 Tom Kellie

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 19:43

~ Perhaps with a rhinestone trapeze on the clip, garnet lion tamers along the barrel, cubic zirconium clowns on the cap ring and the big tent etched in platinum on the piston nob.

 

One would have expected it to be released at the beginning of April.

 

And the target market will be...?

 

Tom K.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 20:03

I'm going to go out on a limb and guess this will be out of my price range but I'm excited to see pictures and live vicariously through others.

 

My bet is the pen will retail for at least $5k, probably closer to $10k.



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 01:29

I'd still like to see photos of it.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 14:17

I have been to Montblancs flagship store here in Hamburg, about 5 weeks ago. They already hat this new "Gold-Ink" on display. If I remember correctly the price was nearly 3.000 € for a normal sized (30 ml) bottle. But hey, that was made of crystal glass... ;) The employee told me that you should write with that ink on black paper. You can't see the written words in the first seconds, but after that it is an intense gold. 

Haven't heard anything about the new 149, but I can't wait to see it.  :D

 

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 15:39

:sick:



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 16:01


~ Perhaps with a rhinestone trapeze on the clip, garnet lion tamers along the barrel, cubic zirconium clowns on the cap ring and the big tent etched in platinum on the piston nob.

 

One would have expected it to be released at the beginning of April.

 

And the target market will be...?

 

Tom K.


:)

The pictures will be fun.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 16:02

:sick:

 

+1 ...



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 16:25

 The employee told me that you should write with that ink on black paper. You can't see the written words in the first seconds, but after that it is an intense gold. 


I don't enjoy writing on black paper so that's a deal breaker for me. Plus ... my favourite colour is midnight blue on white paper.

#12 Tom Kellie

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 16:38

I don't enjoy writing on black paper so that's a deal breaker for me. Plus ... my favourite colour is midnight blue on white paper.

 

 

~ meiers:

 

Such gold ink may have its place, but in my life I'm uncertain what that might be.

 

You're a dedicated Montblanc Midnight Blue fan.

 

It's a lovely ink, especially in a broad nib where it shades well on quality paper.

 

A Circus 149 with a ruby on the nib is beyond my imagining.

 

As you said, the photos will be especially interesting.

 

Tom K.



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 20:09

 

 

~ meiers:


A Circus 149 with a ruby on the nib is beyond my imagining.

 

 

 

 

I think we can agree on this.



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 01:33

My imagination is running riot.

#15 Tom Kellie

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 01:38

My imagination is running riot.

 

 

~ Wild Man Matt, the Winnipeg Imagineer!

 

Tom K.



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 01:47

Someone planted the seed:

"~ Perhaps with a rhinestone trapeze on the clip, garnet lion tamers along the barrel, cubic zirconium clowns on the cap ring and the big tent etched in platinum on the piston nob."

#17 Tom Kellie

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 03:23

Someone planted the seed:

 

 

~ meiers:

 

The growing season in Winnipeg has extended into mid-September.

 

Who knows what may yet sprout?

 

Tom K.



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 15:01

 
 
~ meiers:
 

The growing season in Winnipeg has extended into mid-September.

 

Who knows what may yet sprout?

 

Tom K.


Rain and mild temperatures are in the forecast.

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 16:56

Well, I did not take pictures, but the pen is based on the 149 rose gold edition. No engraving on cap or body. The difference is on the nib, that has just a circus engraved on the rose gold nib, and a big round rubi on the hole of the nib. 

The new is on internal mechanism to hold the gold ink, entirely modified. 

Not so exciting for me.



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 19:06

Well, I did not take pictures, but the pen is based on the 149 rose gold edition. No engraving on cap or body. The difference is on the nib, that has just a circus engraved on the rose gold nib, and a big round rubi on the hole of the nib. 

The new is on internal mechanism to hold the gold ink, entirely modified. 

Not so exciting for me.

 

 

~ admmarcos:

 

Thank you for the follow-up explanation. It helps to know that it's an iteration of the 149 rose gold model.

 

The change on the nib is surprising. Placing a “big round ruby” on the breather hole — has Montblanc previously done anything like that on other models?

 

Ha! “just a circus” on the nib. That's an impressive design feat, considering the small scale of a nib face.

 

Did the Montblanc staff or the printed information with the pen happen to disclose what the nature of the changed internal mechanism might be?

 

What would such change entail, to accommodate gold ink?

 

Was this special “Circus Pen” intended for worldwide release, or was it for a special event in your area?

 

Tom K.








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