PRESIDENTIAL PEN PAL: Coinciding with the French release of the film “Lincoln” and marking President’s Day, Montblanc will launch a limited-edition pen on Feb. 18 that pays homage to the U.S.’ 16th president. The writing instrument features the 36 state names that formed the confederation at the time of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, plus his birth and death dates and signature. The pen’s clip shows Lincoln’s portrait in gold and has a sapphire. On the nib is engraved “America’s Signature for Freedom.” Fifty pens (to echo the number of states in the U.S.) are to be available in Montblanc stores for 27,850 euros, or $37,805 at current exchange, each.
January 31, 2013