Montblanc also opened exclusive boutiques, starting in the 1990s, and antique Montblanc pens are now a hot collector’s item. Fragrances became a part of the Montblanc offering starting in 2001 with women’s Presence.
The Dunhill company acquired a majority stake in Montblanc during the 1970s, and was in turn later purchased by the Richemont Group, who offer Montblanc products alongside such other luxury goods houses as Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels. Richemont’s ownership has allowed Montblanc to expand into larger leather goods such as attache cases, jewelry and watches. 2005 men’s scent Starwalker was introduced in conjunction with a Starwalker pen and corresponding Timewalker men’s watch collection. Montblank fragrances are produced in conjunction with Inter Parfums Inc.