Industrial designer Marc Newson has created the M collection, which features an innovative magnetic closure system, polished black resin cap and barrel and gold nib plated in rhodium with ruthenium inlay. Newson incorporated magnets that snap the cap and barrel together so the clip always aligns with a "plateau" at the rear of the barrel.
The usual white star logo is well-represented, both on the top of the cap, and on the plateau. There are three bands at the top of the section, the middle wider band is inscribed 'MONTBLANC' five times around the circumference. The pen has it's individual serial number engraved at the side rear of pocket clip
Measurements and Specifications
Model Number: 113618
Closed Length: 5.5"
Barrel Length: 3.5"
Section Length: 0.8"
Barrel Diameter (Max): 0.55"
Cap Diameter (Max): 0.55"
Section Diameter: 0.42"
Filling System: Cartridge Only
Cap Closure: Magnetic
Nib: Au585 - Rhodium plated with ruthenium inlay
Nib Width: Medium
Pen Weight: 30.3 g
Restoration and Service
No restoration work needed. Pen has been fully serviced including ultrasonic cleaning of all parts. Nib has been honed and dip write tested, flushed with clean water and gently hand polished.
Fountain pen barrel and cap are free from cracks, hairlines and scratches. Barrel and cap have a high gloss sheen. There is no personalisation. Nib writes very smoothly. We would classify this pen as being in near mint condition.
The Montblanc M has a radical new design, which is very pleasing to the eye. The magnetic, self aligning cap mechanisum is innovative and practical.