Platinum # 3776 Century Chenonceau White fountain pen
Item no: PL-PNB-13000-2UEF
The new Platinum # 3776 Century Chenonceau White is inspired by the castle of Chenonceau in the loire valley in France. Chenonceau embodies feminine elegance in its entirety: from the refined silhouette to the sumptuous interiors. It has the nickname 'Château des Dames' as it stole the hearts of several ladies who were fully dedicated to it.
The number 3776 refers to the height of Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan. The first 3776 models were produced by Platinum 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 name 3776. 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 have a simple and classic design. One point is significantly different on these Platinum 3776 Century models and that is the way the pen closes. Platinum calls it their "Slip & Seal" mechanism. Basically, the inner cap is freely rotating and resiliently placed in the cap sleeve. On the short side of the shell there is a non-slip edge around the ink guide and nib, it is there where the spring-loaded inner cap closes. In addition, this inner cap fits tightly around the nib. This combination ensures that the pen does not dry 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 a time span of no less than a year! An additional advantage is that the pin also behaves leak-free in a pressurized cabin aircraft.t.
The pen can be filled with Platinum cartridges or with the supplied converter. An additional advantage of the "Slip & amp; 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 & amp; Seal" mechanism. These types of inks are generally risky in "regular fountain pens" unless the pen is cleaned after each use.d.
The Platinum 3776 Century models are available in three colors; the simple black version or in blue or wine red transparent precious resin. The clip and rings are gold plated, the brand name and the # 3776 logo are engraved on the cap rim. The 14 kt gold nibs are made 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 haptic.
The pen comes in a gift box with a pattern.
Nib: 14 krt. gold