Montblanc Expands Its Luggage Lines With Sophisticated Offerings, Including A New Addition To The #MY4810 Collection
While it was originally founded as a writing instrument maker in 1906, Montblanc has time and again proven its finesse in venturing outside its comfort zone. Over the years, the luxury maison has gradually expanded its offerings, introducing leather goods, timepieces and jewellery. And like the mountain in the Alps it is named after, it has surpassed all expectations and defined the peak of each segment.
Montblanc’s leather goods business was arguably a secondary venture when it was first introduced in the 1920s but it immediately found synergy with the brand’s spirit of exploration—a theme it has honoured since its founders traversed the Atlantic to showcase its wares and craft. Since then, Montblanc has innovated on material and leather crafting techniques at its leather manufacture in the heart of Florence, Italy. Balancing form and function, its leather accessories have become an essential for many, especially among the corporate elite and jet set.
“At Montblanc, we inherently believe in the lifelong benefits of travel. Our brand would not exist without this understanding coupled with the spirit of exploration by our founders. It’s in our DNA,” said CEO Nicolas Baretzki.
Referring to the newly launched #MY4810 Montblanc Nightflight Trolley, he added: “This year, we have created a travel line which perfectly fits the day-to-day life of our customers: luxury, business and lifestyle. They are always on the move, looking at the world around them to be inspired and find new ideas. Our travel assortment are perfect companions—reliable, functional and stylish. They make every journey an enjoyable experience.”
The #MY4810 Montblanc Nightflight Trolley line definitely ticks the right boxes for the modern itinerant. Packing for different types of trips is easy with the range available in five different sizes, spanning from the two‑wheel pilot trolley to the four-wheel medium large one. That it is crafted in lightweight polycarbonate and fitted with 360-degree ball-bearing wheels makes it a cinch to pull across different surfaces and manoeuvre around tight corners.
The brand’s other luggage additions also show that Montblanc has invested time and effort to find out the needs of today’s well-heeled travellers. The Meisterstück Urban collection comprises supple leather backpacks, briefcases and document cases, lending a simple yet polished look to the business traveller. On the other hand, the sporty-looking Montblanc Extreme 2.0 accessories, which target a younger demographic, feature the combined use of plain and carbon-fibre print-motif leather complemented with matte black metal fittings.
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Whichever collection it is, Montblanc’s travel accessories have been built clearly with the contemporary traveller in mind. Lightweight materials, elegant aesthetics and a fine balance of form and function, the pieces definitely bring Montblanc’s story of travel and its spirit of exploration full circle.