The Montblanc Heritage Spider Ballpoint celebrates the 110-year-old pioneering spirit of Montblanc. The official name of this pen is the Metamorphosis Spider because the original pen in 1920, was created with a spider web motif. The exclusive pen's barrel is made of black precious lacquer combined with a black precious resin cap. The Spider clip comes in a vintage look with matching fittings. The cap top includes a traditional off-white snow cap, The name Rouge et Noir refers to the popular two deck gambling game of the 1920’s in which you bet on either the Rouge (red) or Noir (Black) and win accordingly. A spider motif was used as, for centuries poets and writers have been compared to spiders. Spiders create a magnificent web where there is nothing, likewise, a writer or a poet creates stories from his imagination. The details around the cap of the black coloured edition is made from vintage toned metal where the spider weaves its web around the crown of the cap from which the clip descends. The red coloured synthetic stones represent the intense gaze of the spider. Spiders also have good inter- cultural meaning. The Chinese for example, believe spiders bring good luck. In Native American Culture, the spider symbolizes intelligence, patience and skill. It is considered bad luck to kill one. The original Montblanc logo is printed on the cap of the pen. The pen is presented in a luxury gift box with a rouge et noir sleeve. William Penn is an authorised retailer of Montblanc. Products sold by William Penn is accompanied by Montblanc's two year international warranty. Also available is matching Montblanc Fine Stationery with a spider is decorated using a floqué technique.