Originally established in New York City by Lewis Edson Waterman in 1888, today Waterman pens are skilfully made in France. He invented the first reliable fountain pen and created some of the first pens with clips. They are well known for their understated designs, chic detailing and tasteful accents. The smooth curves of the Carene was crafted to conjure up the sleek lines of a yacht, whilst the Perspective imitates the geometry of the cityscape. The Waterman Hemisphereis one of our bestsellers.
The Allure is a great value introduction to the Waterman range. With a French-influenced modern design, on-trend lacquer finish, and surprisingly weighty feel, this fountain and ballpoint pen combines both style and function at a wallet friendly price.
The newest range to be added to the Waterman family, the Emblème provides the sleek, sophisticated charm expected from Waterman pens. Taking inspiration from the Parisian skyline, the stainless steel cap section evokes visions of the zinc rooftops found all over Paris. With a barrel crafted from lightweight resin, the Emblème’s bold, cigar-shaped profile disguises a surprisingly nimble pen.
Our most popular range from Waterman is the Hemisphere, combining elegant clean lines with stylish simplicity. The rollerball and fountain pen benefit from a ridged grip which supports the fingers, ensuring complete comfort and control. Classic finishes are joined by the more unique, such as the rosewood and blue obsession, launched by Waterman to celebrate the brand’s long affinity with the colour blue. We stock the Hemisphere fountain pen in nib sizes from extra fine to broad (nib size guide).
Waterman describe their Expert range as ‘Business Chic’. We find the cigar shaped profile sits comfortably in the hand, and its ridged grip helps support the fingers. Rollerball pens are fitted with a fine tip black refill, ballpoints with a medium blue ink refill. Expert fountain pens take standard international cartridges, and those with a gold trim feature an attractive gold plated stainless steel nib with a two colour effect. We stock both the classic and deluxe finishes, the latter distinguished by a contrasting chrome cap.
The Waterman Carene is a statement piece, with smooth curves crafted to conjure up the sleek lines of a luxury yacht. Its bold profile leads to a tapered end which fits comfortably in the hand, and with a satisfying weight. All fountain pens feature a beautiful 18k gold inlaid nib and come with an ink converter and pack of blue cartridges. Classic finishes such as the Black Sea are smart and professional, whilst the Marine Amber has a uniquely marbled effect.
The angular styling of the Waterman Perspective was inspired by the geometry of the cityscape, offering an art deco quality to this pen. The black lacquer with gold trim is our bestseller, producing a gold engraving if you choose personalisation, elegantly matching the trim. The fountain pen comes with a stainless steel medium nib and blue ink cartridge, the rollerball a fine tip black ink refill and the ballpoint a medium blue ink refill. All Waterman Perspective’s come with a three year guarantee.
At the very top end of our Waterman collection, the Exception has a rather distinguished square profile which feels secure in the hand, featuring a clever bayonet system so the cap always realigns square. It is available in black lacquer with 23 gold plated trim, in either a standard or slim profile which offers a lighter and more manageable option for smaller hands. The fountain pen comes with an 18k gold nib, converter and eight ink cartridges. All Exception’s come with a three year guarantee.
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