Alfred Nehemias who began his career as a banker and August Eberstein an engineer began producing pens together in 1906. In 1908 Wilhelm Dziambor, Christian Lausen, and Claus Johannes Voss took over the business. By 1909 they released their fist model followed another model in 1910. The 1910 model was called the Montblanc which is what the company changed its name to. The Meisterstück or "Masterpiece was released in 1924 and the companies name and reputation grew. Export of their pens spread quickly and the brand began to branch out into other goods such as watches, jewelry and eyewear. In 1977 Alfred Dunhill Ltd purchase the company and expanded the product line further before it was sold to Richemont group.