Platinum # 3776 Century Chenonceau White fountain pen
Item no: 1903021
The new Platinum #3776 Century Chenonceau White is inspired by the Château de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley in France. Chenonceau embodies feminine elegance in its entirety: from the refined silhouette to the opulent interiors. It is nicknamed 'Château des Dames' as it stole the hearts of several ladies who were completely devoted to it.
The number 3776 refers to the height of Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan. Platinum produced the first 3776 models in 1978, this model became one of the most important cornerstones of this Japanese stationery manufacturer.
The model evolved over the years and recently the addition "Century" was added to the 3776 name. Platinum has been around since 1919 and it is perhaps for this reason that this additive was chosen in the run-up to its 100th anniversary.
The Platinum 3776 Century models are simple and classically designed. One point is fundamentally different with these Platinum 3776 Century models and that is the way the pin closes. Platinum calls it their "Slip & Seal" mechanism. What this means is that the inner cap is freely rotating and resiliently placed in the cap sleeve. There is a rough edge around the ink guide and nib on the front side of the shell, which is where the resilient inner cap closes. In addition, this inner cap fits closely around the nib. This combination ensures that the pen hardly dries out.
Platinum claims that the pen, filled with ink, can be stored for a long time without drying out, we are not talking about weeks, but about a period of no less than a year! An additional advantage is that the pen also behaves leak-free in a pressurized cabin (aircraft).
The pen can be filled with cartridges (Platinum) or with a converter. An additional advantage of the "Slip & Seal" mechanism is that it makes it possible to use more heavily pigmented inks. Platinum supplies these types of inks, which are waterproof and lightfast. Platinum guarantees that it is safe to use these pigmented inks in Platinum pens with the "Slip & Seal" mechanism. These types of inks are generally risky in "regular fountain pens" unless the pen is cleaned after each use.
The Platinum 3776 Century models are available in three colors; the simple black variant or in blue or wine red transparent precious resin. The clip and the rings are gold plated, the brand name and the #3776 logo are engraved on the cap edge. The 14 kt gold nibs are manufactured in-house, they are the same ones used in the renowned Nakaya Urushi pens.
This is one of the cheaper fountain pens with a gold nib, which still has a decent haptics.
The pen comes in a patterned gift box.
Nib: 14 krt. gold