Montblanc’s innovative spirit, which has powered its achievements in the worlds of writing instruments and watches, is also at the heart of its first collection of bags crafted entirely from vegetable tanned leather.

Named after the year the German luxury house started offering leather products, the 1926 Montblanc Heritage Collection harnesses a time-honoured and elaborate tanning process in traditional Tuscan leather craftsmanship to create a distinctive look, touch and smell.

Vegetable tannins extracted from bark and other plant tissues help preserve the natural appearance of luxurious brown leather, already characterised with its own shades of grain. Emollients that nurture the leather, meanwhile, enrich it with a distinctive perfume. The beauty of the bags evolves with your use — over time, they acquire a lovely patina for that personalised quality.

All this lends character to the work-to-weekend range of bags, which spans duffels and backpacks to small leather goods including wallets and cardholders, designed and built as the perfect plus-one for the urban nomad.

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