The Montblanc Donation Pen Collection is honoring world-famous classical musicians of the past decades. The Donation Pen supports carefully selected cultural projects from pioneering artists the world over with a donation of 20 euros per fountain pen and 10 euros per ballpoint or rollerball. The projects selected will be communicated on the Montblanc website in due course. This year’s edition pays tribute to the Austrian composer of Operettas and Viennese waltzes, also known as ”The Waltz King”: Johann Strauss (the son). The design of the writing instrument is based on the shape of the very first Donation Pen, Leonard Bernstein. The clip is inspired by a violin bow in reference to his passion – playing the violin. Strauss’ signature as well as the Montblanc lettering are delicately engraved on the cap ring. The special gift box additionally contains a music box with an excerpt of his most famous waltz, Donauwaltz. The nib is engraved with a bat reminiscent of his most famous operetta, Die Fledermaus. The cap and barrel are made out of black precious resin combined with champagne-tone gold-coated fittings.