Pelikan M600 Tortoise Red Fountain Pen
For the last several years, we have seen quite a few white pens grace the M600 line starting with 2012’s Tortoiseshell-White. Another tortoise joins the family today, bringing with it a bold and bright look. The Pelikan M600 Tortoise Red Fountain Pen puts a fresh coat of paint on an old theme which does wonders for the aesthetics.
This colorful series gives the classic Souverän a bright and warm appearance. The extraordinary color variation is reminiscent of a beautiful sunset and encourages us to stroll down memory lane.
This newest M600’s most obvious feature is the bold yet warm color scheme. The cap, piston knob, and section are made from a vibrant red resin. The cellulose acetate barrel is striated with hues of browns, oranges, and reds giving the tortoise motif a modern appearance. The choices made with the M600’s palette definitely imparts an appealing warmth to the look of the pen. While this model lacks a discrete ink window seated behind the section, the barrel will have a familiar translucence between the stripes which should allow for visualization of the remaining ink in the pen without breaking up the design. The gold-plated furniture is classic Souverän and includes two cap bands, two trim rings at the piston knob, and a single trim ring on the section. The cap features the company’s iconic beak clip and the nib is made of 14C-585 gold with a two-tone appearance thanks to the addition of rhodium plating.
It will be a special edition with a limited production run.
About Pelikan Pen
Pelikan is a global brand and was founded in Hanover in 1832. It is a German but Swiss-incorporated manufacturer of premium fountain pens and other writing, office and art equipments. Pelikan is also credited with the invention of the differential-piston filling method.
Pelikan “true” history began with the model “100” and the modified 100N (both fountain pens), which sparked the genesis of the company’s distinctive styling.
The modern-day range includes a popular Souverän (meaning Sovereign) line which consists of the very small M300, small M400, medium M600, large M800 and oversized M1000. A new range of large, modern pens have recently been released called ‘Toledo’, are manufactured in two sizes in Toledo in Spain. The M700 Toledo is the same size as the (new-style) M400 and the M900 is the same size as the M800.
Pelikan is also credited for making Pelikan Special Edition Pens and Pelikan Limited Edition Pens since 1993. The first was the Blue Ocean, a transparent ‘demonstrator’ version of the M800 fountain pen.
The tradition of producing several Limited Editions showing German craftsmanship was also complemented by Pelikan Special Editions which are not produced in limited number, but for a limited time.