It began in 1906 with the development of the user friendly fountain pens by Alfred Nehemias, a bank clerk in Hamburg, and August Eberstein, an engineer from Berlin. A short time later, Wilhelm Dziambor, Christian Lausen and later Claus Johannes Voss took over the business, thus laying the foundation of Montblanc, which embarked on a worldwide brand journey. The brand, which produced classy and prestigious fountain pens in the beginning, has expanded its product range over the years, and now sells watches, leather products, jewellery and perfumes. Montblanc says, "Beautiful life is a privilege, and products made with exquisite craftsmanship render the extraordinary life even more valuable. Products that will accompany you on your path of life must add vitality and elegance to your life."