Montblanc has partnered with Marc Newson to create the (Montblanc M)RED Fountain Pen. RED is designed to support the fight against AIDS. Newson, who is best known for his industrial design on aircraft, products, furniture, jewelry, and clothing, teamed up with Montblanc on the project. He handpicked the resin used for the pen, and influenced the pen’s design. RED features a line of writing products, and each purchase of an item from the line will donate 5€ to the Global Fund to support HIV/AIDS programs. These programs help prevent HIV positive mothers from passing on the virus to their babies.
The RED fountain pen features a magnetic cap closure with a cap to barrel alignment and snap mechanism. The 14 K gold nib is rhodium coated and has a ruthenium coated inlay. The pen is a cartridge fountain style, with color options including Mystery Black, Royal Blue, Midnight Blue, Burgundy Red, Lavender Purple, Oyster Gray, Toffee Brown, Irish Green, and Corn Poppy Red. The platinum-coated clip comes with an individual serial number.