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Is the pen truly mightier than the sword? You tell us. To celebrate the launch of the Montblanc M designed by the ridiculously talented Marc Newson, join our #MFGiveaway with Montblanc and stand a chance to win a Montblanc gift.

Through its collaboration with Newson, the Montblanc M signifies a new aesthetic language with the design legend’s trademark biomorphic style. He’s the co-designer of the Apple Watch (with Jonathan Ive) and his celebrated Lockheed Lounge chair was sold at a recent auction for a staggering sum that’s more expensive than a small plane.

While Newson has retained design elements of a Montblanc writing instrument, its shape is distinctive with a “plateau” at the non-writing end created by milling the polished black resin with a diamond tool.

Additionally, the Montblanc emblem, made from white resin, is ultrasonically welded on to form a perfectly flat surface while the platinum-plated clip is mounted flawlessly onto the cap. Optimally weighted, the ruthenium-plated metal forepart is engraved and its gold nib is plated using both rhodium and ruthenium.  Functionality is expressed in the ingenious use of a magnetic closure with a snap mechanism ensuring that the cap remains firmly in place at all times.

With that in mind, if you’re keen on signing off with a brand new Montblanc writing instrument, simply join our Montblanc M Instagram giveaway. Everything is extremely easy these days (tap, tap, tap) if you just know how…

Contestants should post a design themed sketch, scribble or even an image that inspires you on Instagram. Our contributing social editor, Lawrence Wong (@ohohlawrence), has taken the lead. Include the following hashtags in your submission: #MFGiveaway #Mdesigninspires and #montblancmy.  Share it to your friends and family to garner more ‘likes’. Tag both @mensfoliomy and[email protected]/* */ in the uploaded visuals, and follow both accounts.

Three winners with the highest number of likes will receive a Montblanc gift. The winners will be announced on Men’s Folio Malaysia’s Instagram profile, website and magazine after the end of the contest.

This contest ends on 31 October and is available to Malaysian entrants only.

Click (or tap, the choice is yours) on for contest rules. Terms and conditions are applicable.