Montblanc Vip Charity Gala

Prince Rainier III Limited Edition 81

Montblanc VIP charity gala and world premire of the Montblanc Prince Rainier III Limited Edition 81 in homage to Prince Rainier III of Monaco

In honour of Prince Rainier III, Montblanc is inviting 250 selected personalities and stars to an exclusive gala evening in Monaco under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco on 14 November. The occasion is the world premire of the Montblanc Prince Rainier III Limited Edition 81, an artistically skeletonised fountain-pen edition limited to only 81 pieces. The pen is made of 750 white gold and superbly studded with diamonds and rubies totalling more than 8 carats. Half of the sales revenue from the writing jewel, which is worth 200,000, will be given to the Fondation Princesse Grace to continue the cultural commitment lived by Prince Rainier III. 

Montblanc in Monaco Stars for Charity 

When the guests start walking down the red carpet of the Monte Carlo Sporting Club on 14 November 2007, Monaco will sparkle in the glitter of the 250 invited celebrities from business, culture, the media and society. Montblanc is inviting them to a glamorous charity gala with a star-studded programme. They will experience the outstanding musical talent of the Chinese pianist Lang Lang, who at the age of 25 is already one of the best pianists in the world and is celebrated as the Magician of classical music. Another performer will be the Montblanc ambassadress Katherine Jenkins as the only female singer in the world to have done so, the charming mezzosoprano has already won the Classic Brits Award two times running.

1) Sunnyi Melles - 2) Katerina Schroder - 3) Michael Stich (L) and his wife Alexandra - 4)Christopher Lee (C) with his wife

However, the highlight of the gala event will be the presentation of a star which will show itself to the public of the world for the first time: the diamond-studded fountain-pen Montblanc Prince Rainier III Limited Edition 81 in honour of a great sovereign.

Dedicated to an important ruler and lover of culture Montblanc Prince Rainier III Limited Edition 81

For more than half a century, Prince Rainier III from the House of Grimaldi stood at the head of the smallest monarchy in the world. He died in 2005, but with exceptional commitment he had made a name for himself as builder, patron and influential politician. Through his marriage to the American Hollywood actress Grace Kelly, the Principality on the Cte d'Azur became a place of glitter and glamour. But it was only thanks to Prince Rainiers skill and his foundations for promoting talented artists from theatre, film and ballet that a first-class international cultural life established itself in Monaco.

The Prince Rainier III Limited Edition 81 follows this enthusiasm for the arts: a fountain-pen edition which could not celebrate its world premire in a more suitable place in the world than in Monaco.

World premire of the Montblanc Prince Rainier III Limited Edition 81 available only 81 times

Created to honour a prince who achieved great things for a small country, the precious Prince Rainier III Limited Edition 81 reflects the noble tradition of Monaco.

The artistically skeletonised fountain-pen of 18-carat white gold is decorated with diamond- and ruby-studded lozenges totalling more than 8 carats in imitation of the red-white lozenges on the shield of the Grimaldi coat of arms. 996 diamonds cut with facets and 92 rubies form a fine network through which can be seen the inner workings of the writing instrument. 19 more rubies, measuring 4.4 x 2.5 mm, surround the clip ring on the cap, crowned by a Montblanc star of mother of pearl. Other pieces of real jewellery artistry are the 18-carat gold nib, set with two rubies and finely engraved, and the superbly crafted clip, which is adorned with a small crown derived from Prince Rainiers signet.

The outstanding writing jewel worth 200,000 will be presented for the first time during the gala evening in Monaco, but only a few connaisseurs and admirers of noble writing instruments will be able to buy one for themselves, as the Edition is limited to only 81 pieces worldwide in honour of the age reached by the sovereign.

Montblanc Prince Rainier III Limited Edition 81 Charity fountain-pen for the Fondation Princesse Grace

During his life, Prince Rainier III of Monaco acted as an outstanding social and cultural patron and the Prince Rainier III Limited Edition 81, which is dedicated to him, continues this tradition. And so 51 percent of the sales revenue of each of the precious pens will go to the Fondation Princesse Grace. The Foundation was started by Princess Grace in 1964 and serves cultural and humanitarian tasks such as the continuation of the Academy of Classical Dance and of the Princess Grace Irish Library, the awarding of scholarships to young talents of the Rainier III Academy of Music and wide-ranging medical charity projects for children.

Prince Albert II of Monaco also supports the Montblanc initiative enthusiastically: Without any doubt, my father would have appreciated this object of a rare quality. By acquiring this unique creation, you share the values of the Principality, where prosperity is combined with humanity.

- Biosstars international - Copyright and Picture Credits 2007