Do you want to taste Romane-conti "#3776 CENTURY Bourgogne" is the one in the world of fountain pen. Smart design, exquisite writing balance and smooth ink flow - exactly match Grands Cru ! As for the main subject, "what is color of ideal red " This is start point for pursuing red color of "#3776 CENTURY". This profound and transparent ruby color is one of the answer. This will mature over year. But please note that fountain pen is not matured in case not be used. Please not to preserve in wine cellar. What is #3776 "#3776 CENTURY" is born for writing Japanese beautiful but comfortable to write letters all of the world. This pen is made from tremendous amounts of information - collection of over 1,000 fountain pens. The crystal is "#3776 CENTURY". "3776"is height of Mt.Fuji. The heart of "#3776" is to pursue the highest quality of Japanese fountain pen. Slip & Seal mechanism This pen adopt screw type cap. This can protect "pumping phenomenon" (When you open the cap, the ink is scattered), but it hasn't been enough to seal. If you don't use more than 3 months, ink has dried out - ink is caked inside nib. If the damage is severe, it is needed to repair or replace. But this mechanism is able to seal cap perfectly. If you don't use 1 year, you can write smoothly. nib Large 14K nib, this is representative nib of Platinum. The moderate hardness can endure hard work. And moderate softness tell characteristic repulsion. Good balance. Large nib is good looks also. Converter is sold separately.