Platinum #3776 Century Fountain Pen - A Limited Edition History
A visual look back at all of the annual limited edition Platinum #3776 Century fountain pens that have been available in the United States. The Platinum #3776 Century fountain pen is made in Japan, and features a resin barrel and cap with a 14k gold nib, and fills via cartridge/converter.
2023: Shape of Heart (Ivoire)
The sequel to the 2022 black Shape of Heart, this time in an ivory white finish with rhodium-plated trim.
2022: Shape of Heart (Black)
Platinum has always had a heart-shaped breather hole in their nibs. Historically they have taken the heart-shaped cutouts to be melted down and put back into making more nibs. With the "Shape of Heart" #3776, they use two of the stamped-out gold hearts and incorporate them into the gorgeous finial adorned with sparkling crystals. This black fountain pen was accompanied by rose gold-plated trim, and limited to 2,000 pens worldwide.
2022: 10th Anniversary
In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the #3776 CENTURY, Platinum launched a special limited edition to mark the new beginning of the series. Only 3,776 pcs were produced for this model worldwide. The 10th-anniversary #3776 Century has a new nib design which allows the new Fine nib to be more flexible than the previous fine nib.
The fifth and final edition of the limited edition #3776 Century Fuji Shunkei series is Kinshu. With fiery foliage adorning the pen, this pen will refract light to make the pen's fiery heart come alive. Among the total of 10 models of the Fuji Five Lakes and the Fuji Shunkei series, Kinshu is the first model that incorporates a gold color trim.
2019: North American Exclusive Carnelian
The 3rd color in the Fuji Shunkei series. The Fuji Shunkei series features a lineup of fountain pens inspired by the seasonal scenery of Mount Fuji. Mount Fuji gets surrounded by a pure world filled with cold air in the silence of snow. Rokka reproduces such a pure and gorgeous view of Mount Fuji covered by snow and ice.
The 2nd color in the Fuji Shunkei series. The Fuji Shunkei series features a lineup of fountain pens inspired by the seasonal scenery of Mount Fuji. The refreshing breeze that blows through the fresh greenery reaches up into the blue sky. Kumpoo fountain pen expresses such pleasant seasonal scenery of Mount Fuji surrounded by blue and green colors.
The 1st color in the Fuji Shunkei series. The Fuji Shunkei series features a lineup of fountain pens inspired by the seasonal scenery of Mount Fuji. Shungyo is inspired by the dawn of early spring, when the freeze has not yet passed. Sunlight is diffused through the silent air, turning the sky red. Shungyo expresses this seasonal scenery in which the dawn sky and the silhouette of Mount Fuji harmonize by using a red color on the barrel with irregular fine lines and a matte finish.
The 5th and final in the Fuji Five Lakes series. An image of the Mt. Fuji and the water of the Lake Kawaguchi waiting for the dawn in the pure silence is expressed with this fountain pen. "Dawn blue" refers to the gradation of colors at the dawn, when the sky is covered with the darkest blue just before the dawn. It is reflected upon the water together with the image of Mt. Fuji. Platinum incorporated such color into the transparent water of the lake. The contrast between the mirror-like surface and the quiet streams that ripples with breeze, which symbolizes the state of the lake at dawn, has been reproduced in the barrel using a technique to apply lustrous convex/concave patterns.
The 4th in the Fuji Five Lakes series. Lake Yamanaka, located near Mount Fuji, is the highest of the Fuji Five Lakes in terms of elevation with an altitude of 1,000 meters. Surrounded by gently sloping mountains, the sunbathed lake located in grandeur and rich variety of scenery is illuminated with light. It is a beautiful lake, which the water waves with the reflection of the highland shines while fresh wind blows through the lake. The fountain pen was made to reflect the image of a ripple of the brilliant lake on the transparent barrel.
The 3rd in the Fuji Five Lakes series. The simple yet beautiful form of this pen features a transparent body that is free of decoration. It was designed to express the profound nature of Lake Sai, the central lake in the five lakes around Mount Fuji that is surrounded by a sea of trees and mountains.
The 2nd in the Fuji Five Lakes series. It is said that "shoji-ko (Lake-Shoji)" is the most beautiful reflected lake of Mount Fuji in the Fuji Five Lakes. Platinum decided that the image of body should be the color of the atmosphere of the lakes when being illuminated by the morning sun. The scene with the bright, light color of blue on the edge of the transparent body, lights up the imagination with the light that is reflected upon the water landscape.
The 1st in the Fuji Five Lakes series.