I got a Mont Blanc Pen as a farewell gift from my dear friends and colleagues. It's a Mont Blanc, it looks very professional, it has the new, and very cool Mont Blanc floating star, it is one of the new styles, and I generally love their products... but.. but... but I just don't like that style at all. It is too "complex" for me.
See the many fine rings it has? The black and silver? The two black rings?
I take simplicity to the extremes I guess. I like simple, clean, straight designs. Nothing fancy at all. "Less is More" is one of my favourite proverbs. And this applies to design too.
So, as much as I appreciate the gift, I just had to exchange it. I want to have a gift that I like. It still seems unethical to me, but I proceeded. I went with my wife to Mont Blanc in Seef Mall with the Pen. I didn't have a receipt. So I did not know if they would accept an exchange. I just told them I got it as a gift two days ago, and I want to exchange it. They gladly exchanged it for another.
So now, I have a gift from my dear friends and colleagues, and it is something I like. A clean, straight, and simple, yet sophisticated Mont Blanc.
I also like the fact that this pen has a cap that you need to screw to open/lock it. It sorts of lets you think before you use the pen. Not just any cap you get from a Bic. You make sort of an effort to use it. After all you are using a Mont Blanc :-)
What do you think?