Pilot unveiled the world’s first retractable fountain pen with patented, precision engineering and unsurpassed elegance on October 21 st , 1963. “Capless,” or Vanishing Point (in the United States), quickly became a revolutionary product in the fountain pen community.
Kanreki (還暦), in the traditional Japanese calendar, celebrates 60 years of life and renewal, based on the ancient lunar calendar. 60 years is the mark for a completed calendar cycle and symbolizes rebirth. Red is the established color that represents protection and is adorned for such a meaningful event. For 2023, Pilot proudly honors Vanishing Point with the Kanreki Limited Edition that features a symbolic red, hi-gloss finish, matte black accents, and an 18-karat gold rhodium plated, black nib. On October 21st, 2023, we invite you to celebrate the 60th anniversary of this astonishing pen with us.
- Numbered Limited Edition up to 2,023
- Retractable fountain pen
- Medium, 18k gold, rhodium plated, black nib
- Converter & blue ink cartridge included
- Matte black accents and trim
- Packaged in a striking matte black giftbox that features Pilot’s historical years since inception, highlighting the release year of Capless and the present year.
Nib Material: Medium 18K ion coated gold
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge, Converter
Notes from The Pleasure of Writing Team
With its capless design, Pilot introduced one of the most innovative – and popular – fountain pens in history with the Vanishing Point. Its understated design makes it perfect for everyday use in any environment, while the push-button reveal of its 18K nib makes it perfect for jotting notes.
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