10 Most Expensive Montblanc Pens in the World

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Montblanc traces its roots to the early 1900s. In those years, a designer named August Eberstein partnered with a banker named Alfred Nehemias to make a high-quality fountain pen. By 1910, the Montblanc brand was officially established and its famous “white star” symbol was born.

Montblanc quickly proved to be a successful company. In the ‘20s, the company launched the Meisterstück, Montblanc’s most successful pen.

The success of Meisterstück was slowed by WWII, but Montblanc moved production from Germany to Denmark as Europe recovered from the war.

Today, Montblanc is one of the biggest names in luxury pens. The brand makes a huge variety of pricey designs, including many that include rare metals and real diamonds.

Learn more about Montblanc’s most expensive pens with this list!

10. Peggy Guggenheim Limited Edition 888 Fountain Pen

Pen Price: $10,300
Materials: Rose gold, white marble, and other luxury materials
Feature: Art Deco-inspired design
Pen Fact: This pen is made by hand
Peggy Guggenheim Limited Edition 888 Fountain Pen
photo source: montblanc.com

Kicking off our list is this eye-catching, limited-edition pen inspired by the Art Deco style. According to Montblanc, the pen takes notes from “The Peggy Guggenheim Collection…especially from the Art Deco movement.”

The brand says the design features rose gold and a variety of other luxury materials. All of it was put together by hand and the final product measures just under 6 inches long.

Overall, this beautiful pen costs a whopping $10,300. Would you buy it?

Did you know?

Montblanc says certain parts of this pen reference Art Deco. Specifically, “The straight shape of the cap, barrel and clip is connected to the Art Deco period.”


9. Einstein 99 Artisan Edition Pen

Pen Price: $20,000
Materials: 18K white gold and other luxury materials
Feature: Design inspired by Einstein’s theories
Pen Fact: This pen was engraved with the original owner’s name
Einstein 99 Artisan Edition Pen
photo source: liveauctioneers.com

Coming in at number nine is this beautiful pen inspired by Einstein’s theories. The pen features 18K white gold and other luxury materials, with a grid-like body referencing “the space-time continuum.”

Mont Blanc’s classic white star logo completes the creation atop the pen’s cap.

Live Auctioneers sold this pen in March 2022 for a whopping $20,000. According to the auction house, the pen was in “very fine” condition at the time of the sale — but it had been used a few times. 

Did you know?

According to Live Auctioneers, this pen was sold alongside a beautiful lacquered wood display box.


8. The Diamond and Sapphire-Inset Pen

Pen Price: $22,500
Materials: 18K gold, diamonds, and sapphires
Feature: Clear resin design
Pen Fact: This pen is just under 6 inches long
The Diamond and Sapphire-Inset Pen
photo source: christies.com

Coming in at number eight is this eye-catching 18K gold pen. The luxury design is built on a clear resin body, with shimmering sapphires and glowing diamonds catching the light.

Christie’s auction house sold this pen in 2008 for over $20,000. According to the auction house, the pen was in overall good condition at the time of the sale. “[The pen is] apparently unused,” said Christie’s. The pen was sold alongside its original fitted case. 

Did you know?

Christie’s auction house expected this Montblanc pen to sell for 5 grand max. The final hammer came down north of $20,000, shocking everyone in the audience.


7. Pablo Picasso Artisan Edition Pen

Pen Price: £22,000 (about $26,000)
Materials: 18K yellow gold and other luxury materials
Feature: Design details based on Picasso’s artwork
Pen Fact: This pen was made in 2012
Pablo Picasso Artisan Edition Pen
photo source: sothebys.com

Montblanc made this eye-catching pen to celebrate the iconic artist Pablo Picasso, the creator of world-famous pieces like Guernica, The Weeping Woman, and The Old Guitarist. Montblanc paid tribute to Picasso’s artwork with depictions of his sketches, notes, and more. Most notably, the pen’s tip is engraved with Picasso’s Ojo (AKA his eye drawing).

Sotheby’s auction house sold this artistic pen for about $26,000, making this the seventh most expensive Montblanc pen in the world.

Did you know?

Sotheby’s sold this pen alongside its original display box. The box was made of red lacquered wood, and Sotheby’s said it came with its original packaging.


6. The White House Fountain Pen

Pen Price: $26,250
Materials: 18K white gold, rhodium, blue resin, and diamonds
Feature: Sapphire cap details
Pen Fact: The design of this pen was inspired by the White House
The White House Fountain Pen
photo source: christies.com

This beautiful gold-and-diamond luxury pen features a shimmering cap with beautiful sapphire details. The design as a whole was inspired by the architecture of the White House, with blue resin and eye-catching diamonds shimmering under any light.

The pen was sold by Christie’s auction house in October 2008 for over $26,000, making it the sixth most expensive Montblanc pen ever.

Did you know?

Christie’s auction house sold this pen as part of a four-pen collection in the fall of 2008. The collection included a selection of Montblanc’s most exclusive limited-edition designs, offering “Elegant sophistication and unmatched performance” to the discerning collector.


5. Solitaire White Diamond Fountain Pen

Pen Price: $32,500
Materials: 18K gold and diamonds
Feature: Inlaid platinum details
Pen Fact: This pen is 5 ½ inches long
Solitaire White Diamond Fountain Pen
photo source: christies.com

Coming in at number five is the Solitaire White Diamond Fountain Pen. The luxury pen features 18K gold and real diamonds alongside stunning inlaid platinum details.

According to Christie’s auction house, the design is a “dazzling…[example]…of Montblanc’s trademark craftsmanship and striking style.” Just look at all those diamonds!

In the fall of 2008, this glittering pen sold for a jaw-dropping $32,500. Christie’s auction house expected the pen to sell for at least 30 grand, but it could have gone for as much as 50 grand.

Did you know?

Christie’s sold this pen alongside a signature Montblanc fitted case.


4. Charlie Chaplin Artisan Edition Pen

Pen Price: $37,500
Materials: White gold, diamonds, and mother of pearl
Feature: Commemorative design
Pen Fact: Montblanc only made 88 of these pens
Charlie Chaplin Artisan Edition Pen
photo source: liveauctioneers.com

Montblanc made this pen to commemorate Charlie Chaplin, the iconic comic actor of the early 20th century. The pen includes references to Chaplin’s iconography, including a reference to his famous movie “Modern Times.”

Reportedly, Montblanc underestimated how much it would cost to make this beautiful pen. The company didn’t change its price though. All of them were sold at a significant loss, and Montblanc didn’t attempt the design again.

Today, this rare Montblanc pen is worth about $37,500.

Did you know?

This pen was made in 2007 in Germany. Experts call the creation “the highest evolution of Montblanc’s design ethic.”


3. The Limited Edition Boheme Papillon

Pen Price: €180,000 (about $185,000)
Materials: Gold and over 1,000 diamonds
Feature: Real sapphires
Pen Fact: Montblanc made just six of these pens
The Limited Edition Boheme Papillon
photo source: luxuo.com

Around 2008, Montblanc made a limited series of gold, diamond, and sapphire pens called “The Limited Edition Boheme Papillon.” Just six units were made, and each featured a stunning array of more than 1,000 diamonds.

The shimmering design showcases intricate golden details surrounding the internal mechanism, giving users a look inside the beautiful creation.

Montblanc priced these rare pens at €180,000 each, which equals about $185,000 in today’s money.

Did you know?

Montblanc’s white star logo was made to resemble the snow-capped peak of Mont Blanc itself, the highest point of the Alps mountain range in Europe.


2. The Prince Rainier III Pen

Pen Price: $300,000
Materials: Gold, rubies, and diamonds
Feature: Transparent design
Pen Fact: This pen was made after the death of Prince Rainier III
The Prince Rainier III Pen
photo source: rvcj.com

Coming in at number two is this sparkling pen made following the death of Prince Rainier III, ruler of Monaco from 1949 to 2005. The stunning writing utensil shines with nearly 1,000 diamonds and rubies alongside 18K gold details.

The whole design is based on a transparent pen body, letting lucky users see inside the impressive instrument.

Overall, Montblanc made just 81 Prince Rainier’s, so they were destined to be expensive. The rare and collectible pen is worth about $300,000.

Did you know?

Monaco is a small country of fewer than 500 acres near France and Italy. The microstate has a population of only about 40,000 people, making it one of the smallest countries in the world.


1. The Limited Edition Mystery Masterpiece

Pen Price: $730,000
Materials: Diamonds, gemstones, and other rare materials
Feature: This pen includes 840 diamonds
Pen Fact: This pen was made in France and Germany
The Limited Edition Mystery Masterpiece
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The Limited Edition Mystery Masterpiece is the most expensive Montblanc pen.

Montblanc is known for making crazy-expensive pens, but $730,000? Really?! Yep. This pen costs more than most houses. The Limited Edition Mystery Masterpiece family has three variations: sapphire, ruby, and emerald.

Each showcases a different gem, but they all share a few specific features, including diamonds (over 800 on each pen, to be precise).

Montblanc made three of each Mystery Masterpiece version, equalling nine pens altogether. Would you write with one?

Did you know?

Each Mystery Masterpiece pen took a team of designers over a year to produce.

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