Montblanc Boheme XL Platinum Line No Stone Fountain Pen
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Thanks very much for looking at our listing for this Montblanc Boheme XL Platinum Line No Stone Fountain Pen, which comes with a Montblanc presentation box (including outer) and stamped service guide – confirming first purchase on 7th November 2008. The pen has been carefully used over the years and is presented in overall excellent condition – there are a couple of tiny marks on the side of nib and these are shown in the photos (they don’t affect the writing experience). The pen was serviced by Montblanc in 2012 and the paperwork is included.
The Boheme range was available with myriad of different stones on the clip, but for some they prefer the simplicity of the ‘no stone’ version. This is the extremely rare XL version of the Boheme and it features the ingenious retractable nib, which was modelled on this historic safety pens. To raise or lower the nib unit, you simply turn the end of the pen – when not in use the nib is fully retracted. This is a cartridge only pen.
These pens are a completely different beast to the standard Boheme offerings… think of it as a retractable nib 149! The easiest way to understand the rarity of this pen, is to describe it as a ‘rogue wave’ of a Montblanc pen.
If you look at Montblanc model ranges, very rarely do you come across a ‘rogue wave’, meaning most models follow a specific theme and they stick within those boundaries – so for example, the classic Meisterstuck offerings, the more contemporary Starwalkers etc. The Boheme range focused mostly on the smaller retractable nib pens, with some people choosing the fixed nib medium versions – but the XL is a rogue wave, because it’s completely different from all the other Boheme’s and it then size wise goes head-to-head with the 149.
These were only available for a limited period of time and it’s not surprising, because although Montblanc do incredible limited and special editions, they don’t create many rogue waves… so these XL’s will definitely have a place in Montblanc history.
The pen is fitted with an 18k medium nib and both Germany and serial number markings can be found on the clip ring.
The important details are as follows…
– Medium Nib
– Excellent Condition
– Serial Number and Germany clip ring markings
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