It all starts in northern Germany, Hamburg, in 1906. At that time, writing requires practice a ritual gesture dip his pen into an inkwell before asking the edge on a sheet of paper and begin anew . A "technical" practiced almost without change for several centuries ... Alfred Nehemias and August Eberstein, one engineer, one banker, are back from a trip to the United States and England, where they discovered a amazing invention which in their eyes to change the situation: a writing pen using stored at the heart of the subject ink. Advantage of the system, it would save the user the constant back-and-forth between the ink and paper, and thereby limit stains.
Back in Hamburg, the two men make the first copies of the famous fountain pen and paper manufacturers to make the city in an attempt to ensure the promotion and dissemination. One of these papermakers shows not only satisfied but also enthusiastic. His name is Claus Johannes Voss and immediately decided to join with Eberstein and Nehemias!All three have the objective to manufacture high-end fountain pens, practical and reliable.
In 1908, after more than two years of development, the first pen produced by their company called "Simplo Filler Pen Company" made its appearance. Its designers call it "The Red and the Black", a tribute to the work of Stendhal and evocation of the colors of the black body and red hard rubber cap for the head. The advertising slogan is simple and direct: a fountain pen that no longer stains.
The success of the revolutionary pen of three friends is such that they decided to find a more consistent naming their ambitions.
Their choice is quickly name a rich symbol, Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe. Another advantage, the shape of the peak from the sky, a star formed of six valleys, would be a perfect logo. And so in 1909 became Montblanc Montblanc.