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Pilot Capless 6oth Anniversary Kanreki Limited Edition Fountain Pen
For decades, fountain pen aficionados around the world have cherished and collected the iconic Pilot Capless collection, known as the first retractable fountain pen in the world. To commemorate the extraordinary 60-year journey of this ground-breaking collection, Pilot Pen will be launching its highly anticipated Limited Edition 60th Anniversary Pilot Capless Kanreki Fountain Pen this October, with an exclusive production of just 2,023 pieces available worldwide, to align with this significant milestone year.
The Limited Edition 60th Anniversary Pilot Capless Kanreki Fountain Pen is a testament to the rich culture of the ‘land of the rising sun’. In Japan, 60th birthday celebrations, known as Kanreki (還暦), holds tremendous significance. The Kanji characters “Kan” and “reki” refers to “cycle” and “calendar” respectively, symbolising the completion of a 60-year cycle according to the Chinese zodiac calendar. During the Kanreki celebration, the colour red takes centre stage, as it depicts the rebirth of one into their next 60-year phase of life. Red is not only regarded as a sacred colour, but also often associated with prosperity, joy, and happiness. To honour this special occasion, the Limited-Edition 60th Anniversary Pilot Capless Kanreki Fountain Pen features a deep red barrel in high gloss finish, along with matt black accents, capturing the essence of the Kanreki celebration.
Since its debut in 1963, the Pilot Capless collection has continually made waves in the fountain pen world for its effortless retraction mechanism. An innovative invention which combines both luxury and technology, the pen features a retractable medium 18 karat gold rhodium plated nib that promises an unparalleled and smooth writing experience. The metal body of the fountain pen not only enhances stability, making writing easier, but also features a convenient clip located at the pen’s tip, enabling users to carry it securely, nib-up, in a pen case or pocket. With the meticulous attention to detail in pen construction from design to colour, the Limited-Edition 60th Anniversary Pilot Capless Kanreki Fountain Pen pays homage to tradition while showcasing elegance, sophistication, and innovation – qualities that make it a cherished and meaningful keepsake for those who possess it.