Its brushed chrome sleek body accentuated by the black sphere adorning the cap clip, and its embossed resin grip allow the Montblanc that was produced in the 1970s to face the 21st century with pride. 16cm posted and 14cm unposted, the Turbo rests comfortably in the hand and writes effortlessly despite the fact that the ink refill is some 30 years old.
Lots of designer attention has been lavished on the cap whose slender clip with its spherical end resembles a subtle exclamation mark, while the top is crowned with the Montblanc logo white against the black semi-spherical resin. Three grips at the top of the Turbo's barrel keep the the cap securely in place while the tiniest of holes on the cap allow for air circulation.
The black resin grip contrasts pleasantly with the brushed silver body and the shining silver tip of the ballpoint. Its tactile design makes for a comfortable grip. Though lightweight the Montblanc Turbo doesn't feel flimsy and produces a good writing experience (for a ballpoint) especially when posted.