Montblanc Released A Limited Edition Pen Based On The Upcoming Chinese Zodiac Animal

The Dog is the third release from the Signs & Symbols collection.

BY Zul Andra | Feb 2, 2018 | Accessories

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In the third Legend of Zodiacs edition from the Montblanc’s Signs & Symbols collection, a celebration of the Chinese zodiac calendar, the German luxury brand has released The Dog Limited Edition writing instrument to usher in The Year of the Dog. With only 512 pieces available (the sum total of the lucky number eight to the power of three), the launch is tailed by The Monkey and The Rooster editions—all released a year ahead.

As the maison releases the highly collectable editions every year for the next 9 years, a striking feature across all writing instruments in the collection can be found in the precious stones and artisanship of fine hand-engraving on its 925 sterling silver cap. A different meaning and design on each edition, we are looking at making a great gift with a collection of all 12 editions.

For The Dog Limited Edition, “the hand-engraved design on the silver cap is a detailed representation of an animal defined by its uncompromising loyalty, honesty and exceptional intelligence,” according to the maison. The zodiac symbol is also stamped on the rhodium-coated Au750 gold nib with the cone set with a brilliantly cut diamond—a nod the birthstone of the Year of the Dog.

With different influences from all animals in the Legends of Zodiac collection, Montblanc will also release the annual A Journey Among Dragons collection in honour of the mythical creature. Limited to 88 pieces each, the Water Dragon and the Azure Dragon writing instruments were released in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Is your zodiac animal released yet? We can’t wait for ours to run wild.