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Could this be the difference between catching and missing a flight? With wheels modelled on the pinnacle of technology from Formula One’s tyre provider, the Montblanc x Pirelli Trolley Collection is certainly high-performance luggage for those on the move.
The leading luxury and tyre companies have combined for two limited-edition trolleys that meld Montblanc’s famously classy stylings with Pirelli’s automotive smarts – and the results will undoubtedly make your luggage stand out from other passengers’ baggage.
Or, as Montblanc CEO Nicolas Baretzki puts it, “travel companions that … offer the best durability, reliability and enhanced mobility for today’s traveller, but with a stylish Pirelli twist to complement the Montblanc design”.
They suitcases, which were conceived in collaboration with Pirelli Design and boast multi-stop precision handle bars, sit on 360-degree ball-bearing wheels that resemble miniature tyres.
The four wheels are embellished with Pirelli’s ultra-high-performance P Zero branding in yellow. If that looks familiar, that’s because it’s identical to the lettering you will see on F1 cars’ wheels. You may also have seen the motifs on Pirelli Design’s Dhs10,000-a-pop range of Bluetooth speakers.
Black rubberised leather trimming on the trolleys and luggage tags with Pirelli wheel tread motifs also subtly nod to the tyre manufacturer’s design cues.
The blue polycarbonate lightweight shell, meanwhile, is offset with a horizontal black stripe bearing the Montblanc logo, completing luggage designed to provide “efficiency, reliability and comfort”.
The Montblanc x Pirelli collection comprises the #MY4810 trolley cabin and #MY4810 trolley cabin with pocket, with only 5,000 pieces available. It was launched during this season’s Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai.
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