With each High Artistry edition, Montblanc artisans push the limits of technical expertise and creativity to transform a functional object into a precious work of art. Leaning into rare métiers d’art and pairing ancestral techniques with high precision tools, the creative designs of High Artistry editions articulate historic or cultural themes. The latest story to unfold through the technical and artistic virtuosity of Montblanc craftsmanship is that of the Orient Express, the epitome of luxury travel with the Montblanc High Artistry A Journey on the Orient Express Edition.

A travel experience designed for glamour and sumptuous living, the Orient Express first enchanted luxury travellers on its maiden voyage from Paris in 1883. With its seductive comforts, ornate furnishings and world-class gastronomy, it was more than an ordinary train, it was a rolling grand hotel that redefined the very idea of long-distance travel at the end of the 19th century. Heads of state, movie stars and even spies travelled through Europe experiencing the opulence and comfort of this legendary train. It even made an entrancing literary backdrop, inspiring the storytelling of Alfred Hitchcock, Graham Greene and James Bond creator Ian Fleming, and making its ultimate mark on popular culture in Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express.

The magic that surrounded the Orient Express from its inception is currently being revived by the Accor Group. Soon, travellers will be able to experience the legendary brand once again through Orient Express’ luxury trains and travel experiences. Crafted from precious materials, each Montblanc High Artistry A Journey on the Orient Express Edition explores the rich history and design heritage of this travel icon.