The iconic Montblanc Meisterstuck 149 is their flagship fountain pen, it was first launched in 1952 and remains largely unchanged and timeless. The 149 is the most recognized and appreciated fountain pen among pen enthusiasts. This oversized pen is seen in the corridors of power, during signing of important treaties among world leaders. It has become a symbol of power and wealth and depicted as the ultimate fountain pen. Anywhere you go, anyone you meet, the Montblanc Star in your pocket is instantly recognized. The beauty of the pen lies in the fact that it is stunningly attractive yet not extravagant. The large torpedo shaped body is made from gleaming black precious resin accented with platinum plating. It's oversized handmade gold nib with intricate detailing is 18 carat gold with a rhodium inlay. It takes over 32 steps to finish the nib. Three platinum-coated rings with embossed Montblanc 149 lettering on the centre band represents the 3 founding fathers of the brand The numbers 4810, representing the height of the Mont Blanc mountain, the brand's inspiration for its name, is engraved on the nib. The pen has a super large built in ink tank to help you write for longer period of time without refilling. There is a striated, clear ink window in the barrel, which is only visible when the pen is uncapped. It's a large window, so there is enough space to see where your ink is at when it starts getting low.Yet despite the oversize, the pen is not heavy, and it is perfectly balanced. Each individually numbered pen is presented in an elegant gift box and a bottle of the Mystery Black ink.William Penn is an authorised retailer of Montblanc. Products sold by William Penn is accompanied by Montblanc's two year international warranty. Personalization is available on request.