Leaning on the skills and the métiers d’arts that have been nurtured at the Montblanc Atelier for over 110 years, traditional expertise is combined with high precision and high technology tools to craft masterpieces from the finest materials available. The new High Artistry Homage to Hannibal Barca Limited Edition boldly pushes creative and technical boundaries to tell the story of one of history’s great figures.
A Punic military commander from Carthage, Hannibal Barca (247 – between 183 and 181 BC) is considered one of the greatest military commanders of the antiquity alongside Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great. He is sometimes referred to as the “father of strategy” because his military tactics were adopted by his great nemesis, Rome. Setting out from Carthaginian-dominated Spain with a small army of select troops, he fought his way over the Pyrenees and crossed the Alps with elephants and a full baggage train at the outbreak of the Second Punic War. In his first few years in Italy, he won three dramatic victories — the Trebia, Lake Trasimene, and Cannae.