Montblanc Greta Garbo
Today in this review we have a german fountain pen from Montblanc,its name is Greta Garbo and was launched in september ,2005.This edition is the first of “Colección Montblanc Diva”,and which was later included Marlene Dietrich and Ingrid Bergman.
Greta Garbo (1905 – 1990) a Swedish film actress, born in Södermalm, Stockholm poor neighborhood, with the name Greta Lovisa Gustafsson, became the main Myth of the Seventh Art.His face is considered the most perfect that has given the film so far and his early retirement with just 36 years contributed to enlarge the legend of “Garbo”.
The body of the fountain pen is made in black resin and the cap in “ivory”(marbled)color,with a total length of 128,7 mm. and a weight of 23 g.
At first glance we now that this pen is designed for the female users,and not for the pearl embedded in the clip,if not for its silhouette,perhaps honoring the female body of the honoree.In the top of the cap a ring engraved with the name “GRETA GARBO”.
Crowning the cap as always we find the white star,the symbol of the company on the black resin background.To note the size of Montblanc logo in proportion with the rest of the fountain pen.
Once remove the cap by throated we see the grip section in rhodium finish,and following the body line we see how this is reduced significantly with the intention of making its use more comfortable for small hands,giving this time to answer one of the “complaints” that the female audience usually manifests as most models do not include this in the specific designs for them.
The nib is 18 kt.solid gold and rhodium with heart hole.
Expressing an opinion about this model would be little purpose.From my point of view is a fountain pen with a very marked female character,for its sensual lines,a discrete elegance between the black and marbled color in perfect harmony with its rhodium finishes,also for its small but provided size…
..But the benefists of this design should not be so unwise,when the dates are conclusive overwhelmingly they love the Montblanc Greta Garbo.
Our thank for Paco Cruz(CruzaltPens) for his help in producing this review.