This Great Characters Edition is honouring one of the most revolutionary and influential jazz musicians of all time – Miles Dewey Davis. He was not only a trumpeter with an outstanding sound but a pioneer in virtually every phase of the evolution of post-WWII American jazz, from cool jazz up to the rock-jazz-funk fusion, which finally got him inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. The overall shape of the writing instrument is inspired by the trumpet, emphasised through the trumpet finger buttons on the clip, while the blue cone recalls ‘Kind of blue’, one of the greatest jazz albums of all time. The pattern on the cap and barrel highlights the diverse movements Miles Davis represents: Jazz Fusion (Mixed shapes and techniques), Modal Jazz (Oriental), Hard Bop (African), Cool Jazz (Nonette) and Bebop. The cap ring with ‘2006’ engraving evokes his induction to the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of fame in 2006’, while the shape of the cone stems from the special ‘Heim’ mouthpiece he used for playing. The Au 585 solid gold nib is engraved with his silhouette.
Platinum-coated clip featuring trumpet finger buttons
Black precious resin with finely engraved Jazz pattern
Black precious resin reflecting the shape of the trumpet
Hand-crafted Au585 / 14 K gold nib rhodium-coated with special nib design
Oyster Grey, Toffee Brown, Mystery Black, Royal blue, Lavender Purple, Burgundy Red, Irish Green, Permanent Black, Permanent Blue, Midnight Blue, Corn Poppy Red, Dark saffron, Psychedelic purple, Pourpre, Violet de Cobalt, Azure, Emerald Green, Orange, Grey, Blue, Red, Yellow, Plume, Light Brown, Dark Grey, Dark Orange, Bright Green, Pink, Brown, Burgundy Red, Modena Red, Cool Grey, Manganese Orange, Petrol Blue, Maya Blue, Chinese Blue, Egyptian Blue, Lapis Lazuli, Ultramarine, Khaki, Blue, Turquoise, Amethyst Purple, Pop Pink
Montblanc Great Characters