Gain Speed, Save Time: Pirelli Extends Partnership With Montblanc

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Published December 24th, 2020 - 06:59 GMT
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
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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.

 

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.

Background Information

Pirelli

Pirelli was founded in Milan in 1872 and today stands as a global brand known for its cutting edge technology, high-end production excellence and passion for innovation that draws heavily on its Italian roots. 
With 19 production plants in 12 countries and a commercial presence in over 160, Pirelli has around 31,500 employees and had a turnover in 2018 of about 5.2 billion €. , It is among the world’s major producers of tyres and associated services and the only one focused solely on the Consumer tyre market, which includes tyres for cars, motorcycles and bicycles.

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