Jul 27 2012
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Additional support of the Montblanc & Salzburg Festival Young Directors Project

Since 2002, Montblanc, as sole sponsor, has enabled the Young Directors Project as part of the Salzburg Festival - an innovative competition for young, international theatre directors and their ensembles.
In addition to its agreed sponsorship, Montblanc dedicates part of the proceeds from the Max Reinhardt special edition every year to the Young Directors Project. By acquiring the limited edition fountain pen, Montblanc customers and collectors are making it possible for a fourth international ensemble to take place.

This exciting festival has become an essential part of the overall Salzburg Festival programme.
The winner of the Montblanc Young Directors Award is chosen each year by an expert jury. This unique international prize for theatre direction consists of €10,000 in prize money and the Montblanc Max Reinhardt fountain pen designed exclusively for this project.

Montblanc special edition for Salzburg since 2003

Montblanc has celebrated the great theatre director and co-founder of the Salzburg Festival since 2003. Each year a new writing instrument is created that artistically reflects the various productions at the Salzburg Festival and the life of Max Reinhardt. Each piece is a unique work of art, a masterpiece made from the finest materials and finished to the highest level of craftsmanship.

"Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn and caldron bubble."

For the creation of this year's special edition the designers from the Montblanc Artisan Studios in Hamburg were inspired by William Shakespeare's "Macbeth", which Max Reinhardt produced on many occasions.

"Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble" - with these words the spell is cast by the three witches who are visited by the royal commander Macbeth to have his destiny foretold. This scene is engraved in three-dimensional relief on the 925 sterling silver cap.

The barrel is made of red jasper and symbolises the bloodshed and sorrow caused by Macbeth.
The hand-crafted, rhodium-plated, 18 carat gold nib is engraved with the silhouette of the fortress of Hohensalzburg. This writing jewel is finished with artistic chasing on the top of the cap and the
Montblanc star in shimmering mother of pearl.

This exclusive edition is presented in a luxuriously designed case. The special edition "Hommage à Max Reinhardt" is limited to 20 pieces worldwide and is only available during the Salzburg Summer Festival (20 July to 2 September 2012) from the Montblanc boutique in Salzburg (Alter Markt 1).

Price: €15,000.00


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