This review is about one of my favorite pens: the Cartier Calligraphic fountain pen.
For some years I had been thinking of buying this beautiful pen and finally I was able to made up my mind and I went for it.
I have always liked Cartier pens, for some reasons I put them above Montblanc. In my opinion and for what is my experience, Cartier has a better quality, in particular way for the finishing.
This pen appealed to me for its streamlined design, very clean, simple, no clip, in other words the perfect writing instrument to keep always on your desk. I dare someone to tell me that this is not a beautiful pen. It’s impossible!
You can use this pen in several ways:
It can be used as a nib holder by dipping the nib into an inkwell and it has a writing capacity of more than one page.
On the other hand it may also be fitted with a cartridge or a converter in order to be used as a fountain pen.
It is originally equipped with a 18K solid gold calligraphic nib. The beauty is that it can also be fitted with a Louis Cartier standard nib and so it can be used as regular fountain pen.
The finishing of this pen is platinum and the pen was produced in a limited edition of 2.000 individually numbered pieces. It may be difficult to find a brand new one now on the stores, but if you are lucky it could be possible. I have spotted one just recently during a visit to Italy, I know also that you can find a new one online.
Here are some pictures: