This cosmic axis was originally trees, hills or mountains which were worshipped, sanctified and scaled to be nearer the gods and the heavens. In the course of cultural history, structures wrought by human hands superseded these natural elevation: pyramids, towers and tamples climbed heavenward and embodied worldly power alongside the spirit of axis mundi.Fascination with this cosmic axis striving towards the heavens continues even today. No other contemporary object expresses the ancient myth of the axis mundi more boldly than Taipei 101, the new emblem of Taiwan (ROC). A breathtaking monolith that semms to touch the sky and thus carries the spirit of the axis mundi into the XXI. Century: the connection of the earth and the universe. Taipei 101: Supreme expression of Asian architecture and culture. The Montblanc Axis Mundi LE101 is a homage to Asian culture and its creative power, a power which has reached its zenith in the Taipei 101 the fascinating cosmic axis of the XXI century, which towers 508 meters into the sky and combines Asian tradition with visionary thinking in its 101 floors. Both the façade and the interior of Taipei 101 have been conceived to follow the rules of Feng Shui to allow the Qi, the energy of life, to flow into the architecture. The four colossal antique coins on Taipei 101, vertically tapered plinth symbolise luck and prosperity on the Limited Edition Axis Mundi, they grace the intersection between the barrel and the cone. As homage to Asian culture and its creative power the Montblanc Axis Mundi LE101 is inspired by the façade and construction of Taipei 101.
The 18K solid white gold skeleton chassis of this pen echoes the form of the famous structure. The as you wish symbol is embodied on the skeleton frame as well as on the clip and promises a successful future. In Taipei 101s eight gigantic pagodas, each with eight levels, the Asian lucky number 8 is represented twice. It also determines the design of the fountain pen made of 750 solid white gold: with 8 ornately skeletonised elements, inspired by pagodas of Taipei 101 and eight engraved rings on the cone / blind cap.The captop is inspired by the 660 tonne steel ball, which is positioned in the uppermost floors as a shock absorber, making this bold testimony to Asian architecture resistant to typhoons and earthquakes. The 18K rhodium-plated gold nib is enriched by the as you wish symbol as well as a Taiwanese dragon, the legendary beast symbol of Asian mythology. The 30 small diamonds that are set on the writing instrument symbolise the dragon figures on the façade of Taipei 101, wich protect the tower from invisible dangers. The joints are decorated with brilliant-cut white diamonds, and larger diamonds circle the cone.
Notice for MB Artisan Collectors. A magnificent design, one of Montblanc's most iconic 149 sized skeleton pens. The concerned pen comes in as new / mint / Full Set condition.
White outer cardboard box, Outer box, lacquered wood presentation box, booklet/ Certificate. Still with plastic film around section.We use only high quality materials such as double wall cardboard boxes, extra large buble wrap, polypropylene packaging tape, pvc pipe with high resistance. The attached photographs are to be considered part of the description. We are at your disposal for any further information. We usually reply messages within the same day, but please allow do bear in mind that our time zone differences might cause a slight delay. The item "MONTBLANC AXIS MUNDI 18K GOLD ARTISAN SKELETON LIMITED EDITION TAIPEI 101 M NIB" is in sale since Saturday, December 5, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Montblanc". The seller is "erfobay" and is located in Paris. This item can be shipped worldwide.