Great Characters Edition: Elvis Presley
The Montblanc Great Characters Elvis Presley Special Edition celebrates the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll in black precious resin – the colour of the leather suit he wore for the famous 1968 NBC “Elvis’ TV Special” – enhanced with platinum-coated fittings. For his return to the stage after being drafted to the army, he presented his early rock ‘n’ roll hits unplugged for the first time, with such power and explosiveness that this performance is viewed today as a highlight of his career.
Four years later, Elvis made history with his concert “Aloha from Hawaii – via Satellite”, the first live concert ever broadcasted by satellite. The rhomboid texture on the cap and barrel is inspired by the striking pattern on the gold ring Elvis had made for this show. The gold-coated clip evokes Elvis’s love of V8 engines with its V shape and 8-hole design, while the handcrafted rhodium-coated Au 585 solid gold nib is engraved with the title of one of his many hit songs, ‘Blue Suede Shoes’.