John F. Kennedy, one of the best-known presidents in American history, inspired the world with his dynamism, optimism and ambition. He was a brilliant speaker and a cool strategist who was revered like a pop star. John F. Kennedy carved out an unparalleled political career following his studies at Harvard and his time as an officer in the U.S. Navy. Though allowed only a short time as president, John F. Kennedy was a mover of world history and still stands as not only one of the most influential and popular American presidents, but also as a symbolic figure for a political philosophy embracing progress and new beginnings. In honour of the man born to be a leader of international stature, Montblanc created the Great Characters Special Edition. The edition makes symbolic references to the life of J. F. Kennedy in subtle design details. The blue precious resin refers to Kennedy’s time in the U.S. Navy. His initials “JFK” are engraved in the platinum-plated clip, and the three platinum-plated cap rings stand for Kennedy’s three brothers. The edition is crowned with the Montblanc emblem. In tribute to the national hopes and dreams embodied in Kennedy’s pet project, the Apollo space programme, the handcrafted 14 carat gold nib is engraved with the lunar module that landed on the moon in 1969. With every Great Characters Edition, Montblanc commemorates individuals who have broken new ground in the fields of culture, politics, science or the arts, and the impact of the legacy they have left behind. Presented in Montblanc's luxury gift box. William Penn is an authorised retailer of Montblanc. Products sold by William Penn is accompanied by Montblanc's two year international warranty.