Even though the name Mont Blanc sounds very French, the company is in fact German, and was founded in Hamburg, 114 years ago. A trademark identified with Montblanc is the white stylized six-pointed snowcap with rounded edges, representing the snowcap on top of the Mont Blanc mountains, as seen from above. The number "4810", the mountain's height in meters, is also a commonly recurring theme with the brand. Montblanc makes several models of pens, with the Meisterstück (fountain pen) representing the cornerstone model. The Mont Blanc 149 is a very recognizable writing instrument that is used by several heads of states around the world to sign documents. It is made of a resin material that is scratch resistant, stylish and stands the test of time. The value increases over time, even though you have used the pen. The award-winning actor, Hugh Jackman, is the global brand ambassador for the brand.