Every year since 1992, Montblanc has honored an influential patron of art from antiquity to the 20th century, with a limited edition writing instrument. Each Patron of Art Limited Edition reaffirms Montblanc's belief that art and culture are an essential part of any thriving society and can only flourish with the support of dedicated patrons of the arts. For the 30th (1992 – 2022) and final edition, Montblanc created a double edition, honoring the life and legacy of British monarch Victoria and her other half Albert.
This writing instrument marks the royal couple's early years with a pearly white lacquer barrel, a symbol of purity and youth, and a cone decorated with a traditional Victorian pattern, as well as the intertwined "V&A" monogram, in which the couple sought to unite their initials.
The edition dedicated to Victoria has a cap in translucent mint green lacquer, one of her favorite colors to wear. The decorative pattern visible under the cap's lacquer is inspired by the fence around the Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens, London. The cap is adorned with a royal blue crown and the Montblanc emblem in precious resin. The words "I will be good" are engraved on the cap ring. The shape of the clip is inspired by her scepter with a green stone that refers to her engagement ring from Albert. The handmade Au 750 solid gold, champagne-coloured gilded nib is adorned with a stylised rose representing Queen Victoria, who is still remembered today as 'England's Rose'.
The writing instrument is limited to 4810 pieces which represents the height of the Mont Blanc mountain in meters.