Gain Speed, Save Time: Pirelli extends partnership with Montblanc

Now available in the Middle East, the new Montblanc limited-edition luggage line is fitted with Pirelli mini tyres that mirror P ZERO™ line

 Pirelli is extending its partnership with Montblanc with the launch of a new limited-edition luggage, featuring Pirelli mini-tyres that mirror the P ZERO™ tyre line. Introduced across Montblanc boutiques and selected store retailers in the region, the new luggage has been designed for those who seek style and high levels of performance while on the move.

Boasting outstanding design with black polycarbonate shell and rubberised red leather details, the lightweight luggage has been equipped with high-performance roller-bearing wheels specially developed by Pirelli engineers. Leaning into the tradition of mobility and speed upheld by Pirelli since 1872, the rubber compound created for the first time by the premium tyre maker ensures durability and quiet running wheels.  The 360-degree roller-bearing wheels mirrors the asymmetric tread motif of Pirelli’s P ZERO™ high-performance tyres.

“Pirelli P ZERO™ is the tyre of choice on many of today’s most exceptional and powerful sports cars because it guarantees extreme performance with its enhanced grip and control.  With these new wheels featuring a special rubber compound and the iconic Pirelli tread, we are bringing that same focus on performance to our travel assortment, with the purpose of meeting the needs of today’s luxury business traveller in the most effective and stylish way,” says Nicolas Baretzki, Montblanc CEO.

P ZERO™ tyre is the Ultra High-Performance product combining Pirelli’s knowledge gained from Motorsport experience and Pirelli’s collaboration with some of the top car manufacturers. As confirmed by a noise test carried out in the Pirelli labs, the new wheels deliver a 10% noise reduction and a more homogeneous noise distribution over the entire sound spectrum compared to the already quiet running Montblanc #MY4810 luggage wheels, thanks to the rubber compound which has been specially formulated in the Pirelli R&D laboratories.

Pirelli’s expertise in mobility, speed and performance is paired with Montblanc’s passion for creating innovative and stylish products with technical features that help make the travel experience more seamless. Inside the cabin-size luggage, a spacious compartment with elastic bands on one side and a black net on the other side with zip closure makes ample storing of clothes and accessories easy. It also features a business card pocket. The sleek aesthetics are enhanced with elegant details inspired by iconic design cues from the red luggage tag to the dynamic and sporty design of the aluminium wheel rim that takes up the real design of a spoked car rim, as well as the “Montblanc x Pirelli” lasered on the handle bar as signature of the collaboration.

Part of the Montblanc #MY4810 product line, the Montblanc x Pirelli limited edition was created in collaboration with Pirelli Design, specialised in conceiving innovative projects in collaboration with partners par excellence and features:

·       Black polycarbonate lightweight shell

·       Hard nylon corners, resistant to scratches and with a matt look

·       360°degree roller-bearing wheels mirroring the asymmetric P ZERO™ tread motif.

·       Tread compound’s lower abrasion speed for higher mileage and durability

·       P ZERO™ PIRELLI red logo featured on mini tyres

·       Upper handle in red rubberized leather and side handle in black leather to make lifting the luggage and storing it easier

·       Multi-stop precision handlebar adorned with collaboration signature

·       Red luggage tag with reflective Pirelli artwork

With a shared heritage in mobility, Montblanc and Pirelli elevate the travel experience through innovation, manufacturing excellence and creative design.

About Pirelli

Established in 1872, Pirelli is among some of the world’s leading tyre producers and the only one exclusively focused on consumer tyres (car, motorbike and bicycle) and associated services. Pirelli has a distinct positioning in high value tyres, characterised by an advanced technology with more than 2,800 homologations obtained, thanks to partnerships with the most prestigious car manufacturers in the world. In order to achieve the highest levels of performance, safety and containment of environmental impact, Pirelli has always been strongly committed to research and development, in which it invested 6.1% of revenue from high-value products in 2019. Involved in motorsport since 1907, Pirelli has been the exclusive official tyre partner of the FIA Formula One World Championship™ since 2011 and has just renewed the agreement until 2023. Pirelli Design, in line with Pirelli’s strategic focus on the Prestige and Premium car segments, develops targeted design projects in collaboration with a select number of partners that represent excellence in their respective areas of business, with the ultimate aim of offering products that are unique and iconic.

About Montblanc

Synonymous with excellence in craftsmanship and design, Montblanc has been pushing the boundaries of innovation ever since the Maison first revolutionized the culture of writing in 1906. Ingenuity and imagination continue to be driving forces for the Maison today as it advances its expression of fine craftsmanship across product categories: writing instruments, watches, leather goods, new technologies and accessories.  Reflecting upon its ongoing mission to create fine lifetime companions born from bold ideas and expertly crafted through the skills of the Maison’s artisans, the iconic Montblanc Emblem has become the ultimate seal of performance, quality and an expression of sophisticated style. As part of its on-going commitment to elevating and support those who strive to leave their mark, Montblanc continues to assert its encouragement of education programs around the world and initiatives that inspire people to express their full potential.