Pen provides user with sign of real quality

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 11 December, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 11 December, 1994, 12:00am

A QUALITY pen is still a status symbol and always a well-received present. A pen is also a universal gift and ideal for posting to business associates or friends overseas.

So, this year, instead of wracking your brains for a Christmas gift for someone special, a prestigious pen might be the answer.

One leading brand name that has been around for more than a century, and is just as valued today, is Waterman.

The company was founded in 1883 by Lewis Edson Waterman, who decided to design his own fountain pen after losing an important contract because of one with irregular ink flows.

Waterman have been sold in Asia since the 1920s when it was suggested that 'anything in the world' could be bought in Shanghai - including the latest Waterman pens from Paris.

Today, Waterman has a range of pens which use different techniques, designs, colours and materials and are styled for both sexes.

A pen is an appropriate corporate as well as personal gift, symbolising status, prestige and a certain cachet.

One such model is the Waterman Ideal pen, which has an 18-carat gold nib, adjusted and polished by hand and available with a choice of seven nib sizes. The gold-plating on the central band, clip and trim is 23.6-carat gold.

There is also an attractive assortment of Waterman models for women, including the Lady Agathe.

The pens can be bought at Uny in Tai Koo Shing, Wing On in Central, and Seibu, and Jumbo Grade, in Pacific Place.