The Montblanc M. Born / M Pen carries designer Marc Newson’s distinctive biomorphic design approach that eschews sharp, angular edges with natural curves and a sleek feel. The even plane—milled by a diamond bit—provides a canvas for the company’s contrasting emblem (a rounded star representative of its namesake peak) that is ultrasonically welded in white resin.
A magnet and snap mechanism ensure complete and seamless closure of the platinum-clipped cap and barrel. In another first for the firm, the AU585 gold nib (a limited number will be inscribed with Newson’s initials) is plated in two tones: rhodium and ruthenium.
The Montblanc M will start at $400.