Everyone needs a nice writing instrument for special occasions, much like every man needs a dark suit for an interview or a funeral or every lady needs a little black dress. A writing instrument not a cheap disposable Bic. This Montblanc roller ball pen falls in this category.
When you buy a Montblanc you are buying a label. A person can quickly identify a Montblac product by the six pointed star (with rounded edges). It looks like a snow cap on a mountain peak. This branding is distinctive like Nike's & Tommy Hilfiger's
Pen Details: This pen is a fine tipped roller ball that is made from a plastic resin. Mine is burgundy, but I believe they no longer offer the color. Black is always an option. The rings and clips are gold plated. The rings have fine detailing.
So how does it write?: I said before you are buying a label. The refills don't last. If you use them everyday you are OK, but they seem to dry up quickly.
Conclusion: Since this was a gift I'm unsure of the exact cost, but I believe this goes for about $125. For that much money it ought to write outstandingly smooth and clear. So the pen is good for an interview, but I don't use it on the job. These are great graduation gift ideas.
I hear the ballpoint options are better.