“All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.”
“Please…draw me a sheep!” – A stranded pilot in the Sahara meets a little prince with this unusual request, which marked the beginning of one of the most extraordinary mentoring relationships in literary history. After three unsuccessful attempts of drawing a sheep, the frustrated aviator finally draws a simple box, claiming that the sheep is inside it. The little prince is satisfied.
The curiosity and impartiality of the little prince forces the pilot to question his actions again and again, until he learns that true creativity arises only by questioning – like the drawing of a sheep in a box. For us, it is reason enough to make the sheep one of the heroes of the Le Petit Prince & The Aviator collection. Engraved on the nib of the writing instruments, it should remind us of what changing perspectives can achieve.
Two that Fell From the Sky
Saint-Exupéry put a lot of his own life into the story. As a postal and military pilot himself, the subject of flying always fascinated him. The brown colour as a recurring element of the collection is a tribute to the leather from the aviator’s cap.
The book The Little Prince encourages the reader to focus on what really matters and to look with the heart. The collection itself inspires a change in perspective from time to time: whether by seeing life through the eyes of a child, like the little prince encourages us to do, or from above, like through the eyes of the aviator and dreamer that Saint-Exupéry was.
The Meisterstück Le Petit Prince LeGrand Fountain Pen in dark brown precious resin is linked to the aviator aesthetic. The cap reveals a sentence from the Le Petit Prince book and is crowned with the iconic emblem. The central ring of the three platinum-coated rings features the Montblanc brand name and the clip is embellished with a yellow lacquered star. The writing instrument is finished with a hand-crafted Au585 / 14 K nib garnished with the Petit Prince’s sheep drawing, a symbol of the bonding between the two characters.
The collection is available as usual in two sizes: classique and Le Grand.
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