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With its Great Characters Limited Edition pens, Montblanc honors those individuals whose lives and work have made a lasting impact on human civilization. This time, the luxury brand decided to pay tribute to Mile Davies, an important musician and jazz composer of the 20th century. Design Limited Edition show us more about this unique collection!
From his early performances as a trumpeter in the 1940s to his pivotal role in the “cool” jazz school, Davis is no doubt one of the most influential and innovative jazz musicians of all time.
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The overall shape of the writing instrument is inspired by the trumpet, emphasized through the trumpet finger buttons on the clip, while the blue cone recalls ‘Kind of Blue’, one of the greatest jazz albums of all time.
The pattern on the cap and barrel highlights the diverse movements Miles Davis represents: Jazz Fusion (Mixed shapes and techniques), Modal Jazz (Oriental), Hard Bop (African), Cool Jazz (Nonette) and Bebop.
The cap ring with ‘2006’ engraving evokes his induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, while the shape of the cone stems from the special ‘Heim’ mouthpiece he used for playing. The Au 585 solid gold nib is engraved with his silhouette.
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