A select group of Robb Report Singapore readers were invited to an exclusive showcase of the final edition of Montblanc’s Patron of Arts collection at the Marina Bay Sands boutique
Since its debut in 1992, Montblanc’s Patron of Arts collection has consistently paid homage to true patrons of the arts, historic individuals whose artistic legacies and contributions not only transcend their own lifetimes, but the perpetual ebb and flow of the cultural zeitgeist. While it’s true that the arts are fundamental to the flourishing of civil society, it’s equally true that in order for the arts to begin—and continue—to thrive, it needs the invaluable support of dedicated patrons. Think of Napoléon Bonaparte, who outside of his military endeavours ushered in the ‘Golden Age of French Craftsmanship’; or Peggie Guggenheim, one of the greatest collectors and exhibitors of 20th century art.
As avid supporters and advocates of the arts themselves, a select group of Robb Report Singapore readers were invited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Montblanc’s Patron of Arts collection last month, coinciding with the unveiling of its final edition—the Homage to Victoria & Albert collection, which honours Queen Victoria and Prince Alberts’ enduring reign over an era of monumental technological, artistic and cultural advancement.
These and past editions of Montblanc’s Patron of Arts were proudly showcased at the Marina Bay Sands boutique, alongside the latest range of watches, writing instruments, leather goods and accessories from the new Glacier collection. Of course, it being an evening inspired by the arts, there were also activities aimed at stirring up the creative fantasies, such as personalised, handwritten poetry conceived at the brand’s first Ink Bar in Southeast Asia and a live jazz performance, with freshly made cocktails and canapés at hand.
Here are all the top shots of the evening.