In connection with the annual Montblanc De La Culture Arts Patronage Award, Montblanc has chosen Moctezuma as the subject of its 2020 special Limited Edition Patron Of The Arts writing instruments. While we’ve all heard about Moctezuma, not many know how influential he was on the art world. Moctezuma I was crowned ruler of the great Aztec Empire in 1440, thereby ushering in the golden age of the Aztecs. The capital city of Tenochtitlán, today’s Mexico City, blossomed under his rule. The Montblanc Moctezuma I Limited Edition 4810 with champagne-tone gold-coated fittings is dedicated to this supreme ruler of one of the most special cultures in world history. The overall design is inspired by an “atlatl,” an Aztec spear-throwing device. The shape of the cone, refined with a hammer finish, is based on an Aztec sacrificial knife with an obsidian blade. The lacquer colors — petrol and carmine red — are inspired by the colors of the royal cloak. Two hieroglyphs decorating the cap symbolize the years of Moctezuma I’s reign. The handcrafted Au 750 solid gold nib is adorned with a fine engraving inspired by the Aztec glyph for the city of Tenochtitlán: a three-armed cactus with a royal diadem and two scrolls; Montblanc.com.
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While a wrist-worn timepiece is essential for maintaining a busy schedule, the firm of Vacheron-Constantin has created a breathtakingly exquisite way of doing so in a limited edition of 30.