Montblanc Patron of Art Luciano Pavarotti Limited Edition

For nearly half a century, Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007) enthralled audiences around the world with his extraordinary performances and his exceptional vocal tone, making him opera’s first global superstar. Beyond his musical virtuosity on stage, he was also celebrated for his unique extravagances now captured in the design of the Montblanc Patron of Art Luciano Pavarotti Limited Edition, a writing tribute to the great opera icon. Every detail of the Montblanc Patron of Art Luciano Pavarotti Limited Edition created by Montblanc master craftsmen using the finest materials and applying the utmost precision, celebrates this great performer’s colorful personality and relentless commitment to arts and culture.

 

Limited Edition 4810

The black lacquered barrel and white lacquer cap of the Limited Edition 4810 represent the black tuxedo Pavarotti wore with a white bow tie and white shirt for most of his concerts on stage. The delicate red lacquer floral pattern that adorns the cone and the turquoise resin cabochon at the base of the writing instrument are reminiscent of the Hawaiian shirts Pavarotti loved to wear off the stage. The writing instrument’s gold-plated clip is in the shape of another trademark item from his distinctive wardrobe - one of his favourite extravagant scarfs. The five gold-plated rings that decorate the cap of the Limited Edition 4810 are an homage to the five famous operas which brought Pavarotti international fame and made him one of the finest tenors of the 20th century: “Turandot”, “La Bohème”, “Rigoletto”, “Un ballo in maschera” and “L’elisir d’amore”. Pavarotti never went on stage without his lucky charm, so the 750 solid gold nib of the writing instrument is decorated with the bent nail that brought him luck throughout his illustrious career. Crowning the writing instrument, the Montblanc emblem – a seal of the finest craftsmanship – is crafted from precious black and white resin.

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Limited Edition 888

The design of the Montblanc Patron of Art Luciano Pavarotti Limited Edition 888 is inspired by Puccini’s opera “Turandot” and the aria “Nessun dorma” that catapulted Pavarotti to global stardom and remained his signature performance piece until the end of his career. Because the opera is set in China, the influence of the Far East is reflected in the elaborate black and white lacquer dragon with its sparkling red garnet eyes adorning the cap. The cone in 750 solid gold is embellished with intricate engravings of an oriental opera motif, and its base is adorned with a brilliant facetted garnet. Once again, the bent nail Pavarotti carried with him everywhere features as a subtle engraving on the 750 solid gold nib with Pavarotti’s eye-catching trademark scarf draped around the cap bearing the Montblanc emblem in precious mother-of-pearl.

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Limited Edition 98

Limited to just 98 pieces worldwide, the limitation number of the Luciano Pavarotti Limited Edition 98 commemorates the year Pavarotti was presented with a “Grammy Legend Award” for his contributions and influence in the music industry. The mythical Chinese dragon entwines the writing instrument’s cap and barrel, made of masterfully skeletonised 750 solid gold. Recalling the flower that inspired Princess Turandot’s musical motif throughout the opera score, a jasmine flower delicately engraved in white jade adorns the 750 solid gold cone. The velvet curtain of the opera stage of the Teatro Comunale in Modena named after him is symbolised by the red lacquer of cap and barrel, enhanced with a delicate guilloché. In a final tribute, a finely engraved portrait of the opera star adorns the 750 solid gold nib of this Limited Edition.

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