Diamond 580 Smoke Rosegold II Fountain pen by TWSBI – a sophisticated model for sophisticated writing
All TWSBI fountain pen models are the result of a dream by a man who once had the idea of inventing the perfect writing instrument. To do this, he needed the informed opinion of pen enthusiasts, whom he asked to describe the characteristics of their ideal pen in a questionnaire.
After compiling all the answers, several of them emerged. It turned out that the ideal pen should not roll off the table when opened. It should also be easy to use, solid, reliable and aesthetically pleasing. And it had to be moderately priced.
The ideal fountain pen:
The first TWSBI fountain pen to be made had a transparent body with several facets, so that it would not roll off the table when placed on the table; had an integrated piston filling system for the ink, the level of which could be seen; and was made of acrylic resin for its weight and strength. Its nib was made of steel.
The brand also felt that the owner should be able to dismantle and reassemble the pen easily. A small metal spanner was therefore inserted into the base of the box, and a small bottle of silicone was added for the maintenance of the plunger. For TWSBI, the pen had to combine both tradition and modernity.
The Diamond 580 has all the features of the first fountain pen for which the brand is famous. Made of acrylic resin, the black model is fitted with rose gold-plated trims (the clip, the rings, the piston rod). Its integrated piston filling mechanism is activated by unscrewing the end of the barrel. An internal device in the cap – embossed with the brand’s logo – prevents the nib from drying out when the pen is closed.
The nib, in rose gold-plated stainless steel and engraved with the brand logo, is available in size F. Each fountain pen is supplied with a small key and silicone grease. The latter, however, should only be used on the piston sparingly and over time.
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1. Fountain pen:
- base material: resin
- colours: black and transparent
- trim material: gold-plated
- trim colour: rose gold
- cap type: screw-cap
- postable cap: yes
- length, closed: 142 mm
- length, without cap: 130 mm
- length, cap posted: 175 mm
- body diameter: 13 mm
- weight, with cap: 28 g
- weight, without cap: 14 g
- material: gold-plated
- colour: rose gold
- available size: fine
- filling mechanism: integrated piston
- compatible inks: in bottle
4. Warranty: 1 year