The Montblanc Ferrari Stilema SP3 Limited Edition is a remarkable example of Montblanc’s writing instrument craftsmanship, created to complement the design and performance of the new Daytona SP3 and is the latest addition to the long-standing partnership between Montblanc and Ferrari. Co-designed under the guidance of Flavio Manzoni, Ferrari Chief Design Officer, the Montblanc Ferrari Stilema SP3 Limited Edition 599 draws inspiration from the distinctive style of Ferrari to create a new Montblanc writing instrument shape. The Montblanc Ferrari Stilema SP3 pays homage to the design DNA that makes every Ferrari car recognizable, the architecture, proportions, surfaces, volumes, and aerodynamics. This design DNA is known as stilema, which refers to the instantly recognizable element in a design that reveals its identity and creator.
Montblanc CEO Nicolas Baretzki stated that their aim was to create a writing instrument that perfectly aligned with the philosophy and design language of the Prancing Horse, pushing the boundaries of design and innovation within their respective industries. The Montblanc Ferrari Stilema SP3 expresses the car’s fluid shape through the use of light titanium, which is rarely seen in Montblanc writing instruments. The cap top’s angle mimics the way the Ferrari Daytona SP3’s nose slices through the air, while the lined accents on the forepart and barrel are derived from the blades on the car’s bumpers, creating a visual game of light and dark.
While the outside design is distinctly Ferrari, the ‘engine’ of the pen is decidedly Montblanc. A handcrafted Au 750 solid white gold nib and hidden filling mechanism drive ink through its veins. Made by hand in over 30 steps, the Montblanc nib is an expression of time-honored craftsmanship, while the newly positioned ink filling mechanism expresses Montblanc and Ferrari’s shared innovative spirit.
The ink filling mechanism has been structured in a way that is new to Montblanc’s repertoire, complimenting the writing instrument’s sleek silhouette. The mechanism is hidden beneath a red, semi-transparent blade slashing through the titanium barrel, crafted in solid white gold for this edition. The mechanism can only be revealed by pulling the blade back, filling the tank with ink, and locking the blade back in place.
The Montblanc Ferrari Stilema SP3 is limited to just 599 pieces worldwide, with a solid Au750 white gold nib featuring a special “SP3” engraving and the iconic Ferrari Prancing Horse lasered on the cap. The Montblanc emblem, per tradition, sits on the cap top, crafted of solid Au750 white gold. This writing instrument is the second collaboration between Montblanc and Ferrari, following the Montblanc Great Characters Enzo Ferrari Edition, a writing tribute to the great pioneer and visionary founder of the prestigious Ferrari automobile marque.