2017 Montblanc Writers Edition Antoine Saint-Exupéry Limited Edition
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was known by history to be a man of many specialities, but to many he will forever and always be recognized as an aviator and an author. Saint-Exupéry was a successful commercial pilot before World War II, working airmail routes in Europe, Africa and South America. Later on in his life, while in North America, he would write “The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince’s highest literary awards and also won the U.S. National Book Award.Prince)”, “Wind, Sand, and Stars”, and “Night Flight”. He became a Laureate of several of France’s highest literary awards and also won the U.S. National Book Award.
Montblanc celebrates Saint-Exupéry’s life and work by creating the Writers Edition Anotine Saint-Exupéry Limited Edition. The overall design and shape is inspired by his iconic Caudron Simoun plane and his famous novel “Night Flight”. Engravings on the barrel and cap show the sky as seen by Saint-Exupéry on the 1st of November 1929 at 23:00. The fittings are inspired by the cockpit of his plane. The geographic positions of important cities in Saint-Exupéry’s life are engraved on the cone. The nib recalls his most famous novel, “The Little Prince”.
The star on the nib recalls his most famous novel, “The Little Prince”.