Platinum # 3776 Century Chartres Blue fountain pen
Item no: PL-PNB-10000-51UEF
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.d.
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. The 3776 Century models are available in a choice of writing widths; ultra extra fine (UEF), extra fine (EF) fine (F), soft fine (SF), medium (M), wide (B), extra wide (C).
This is one of the cheaper fountain pens with a gold nib, which still has a decent feel, with the choice of nibs, definitely worth a try!
The pen comes in a patterned gift box.
Nib: 14 krt. gold