Montblanc for BMW Blue
It is quite possible that I will never own a Montblanc Fountain Pen but that doesn't stop me from collecting all of their ink releases.
This one is a bit different however, apparently not available in the Montblanc Boutiques but only from BMW dealerships with pens to match, or on the secondary market (I sourced this bottle from Germany via eBay at great expense).
My bottle came nicely packaged. The Montblanc ribbon was a bonus, it is very classy, with the lettering being embossed.
Very minimal design, pure white box with black lettering.
The now standard 30ml glass cubed Montblanc bottle. The label on the bottle says blue in several languages.
This ink is blue. Is it BMW's shade of blue? Maybe.
I choose a Sailor Music Stub for this ink's first outing, something that would give it a chance to show any shading. BMW Blue didn't disappoint, thought the scan below doesn't do it justice, this ink shades very well with the dark areas having a red highlight just like the best of the shading blues from Sailor or iroshizuku. This is one very nice blue, I look forward to using it at the office this week.
Even though I have it in my collection I think this ink is wasted as an exclusive to BMW, with its very nice shading I believe it should be part of Montblanc's standard line up.