The High Artistry Heritage Metamorphosis Limited Edition collection features an array of instruments adorned with motifs of the four-legged insects.
Among them are a solid white gold cap and barrel set with a full pavé of brilliant diamonds. The spider web motif is created in three-dimension from Au 750 solid gold with every individual piece hand engraved and hand polished.
The cap boasts a spider made from a pear cut diamond with its legs set with another 16 diamonds, while the jewel is secured with a unique triple closure mechanism and can be removed to be worn separately as a bracelet or a brooch.
The top of the cap is modelled like a spider with a brilliant cut diamond as its body and two brilliant cut diamonds as its eyes. The end of the pen’s clip is set with a baguette diamond, and the nib features a special representation of the spider engraved in the Au750 solid gold embellished with two brilliant cut diamonds.
It is not the first time Montblanc has called upon the humble spider for inspiration. The company first created a spider-influenced writing instrument back in the 1920s.
The spider was a recurring theme in literature as early as the metamorphosis of Arachne as told by Ovid in his Metamorphoses, and went on to become a prominent subject in the late 18th and early 20th centuries.
Montblanc was founded by Claus-Johannes Voss, Alfred Nehemias and August Eberstein in Germany in 1908.