German astronomer and mathematician Johannes Kepler is renowned for creating the laws of planetary motion, and in order to honor his great accomplishments, writing instrument maker Montblanc has decided to release a special collection. Dubbed Homage to Johannes Kepler High Artistry Limited Edition, the collection includes four luxurious items, each inspired in its design by the stars and planets that fascinated Kepler so much.
The Johannes Kepler High Pede Serpentari Limited Edition 39 is indeed limited to just 39 pieces, and it was inspired by a Kepler book named De Stella Nova in Pede Serpentarii. Created using white gold, the pen boasts a lacquered cap in rich blue, and it is adorned with a ring of diamonds. As for the barrel, it flaunts 3D engravings of the Ophiuchus and Sagittarius constellations, which are also featured in the book. The pen has a design similar to a telescope, as it flaunts three rings on its cap as a reference to the three laws of planetary motion. This model costs $48,130.
Next up we have the Johannes Kepler High Artistry Astronomia Nova Limited Edition 9, which carries a much more expensive price of $140,000. This writing instrument marks the year 1609, when Kepler’s Astronomia Nova book first hit the shelves. As for the Johannes Kepler High Artistry Somnium Limited Edition 5, it can set you back between $513,000 and $556,000 depending on the chosen color. Highlights include plenty of sapphire decorations, an automatic watch movement, and a display with a central Montblanc logo.
Finally, the Johannes Kepler High Artistry Stella Nova Limited Edition 1 is a unique piece that costs $1,5 million. It flaunts 570 diamonds and 5,294 sapphires as adornments, all of which were arranged to resemble the beautiful Milky Way galaxy. We should also mention the diamond placed on the nib, and the one that sits on the compass-style clip. The largest diamond, however, is a 6.20 beauty that decorates the cap crown.