Waterman Carene Essential Black and Gold

Inspired by the dynamic spirit of the ocean, Waterman's Carene fountain pens employ fluid lines and intricate etching to simulate the motion of waves. With stunning engraving on the gold cap washing up against black lacquer on the body much like water cresting the shore, the Waterman Carene Essential Black Gold fountain pen exudes a modern elegance.

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Carène means "hull" in French, and the Waterman Carene fountain pen sports an elegantly streamlined design that suggests the sleek lines of a racing yacht. The smooth-writing 18k inlaid nib adds to the appeal of these writing instruments, which also offer excellent value for the price.

Notice the unique barrel shape of the Carene Essential Black Gold, tapering into a softly angled end cap reminiscent of a mermaid's tail. It almost appears as if the pen itself is swimming in the sea. The etched pattern on the cap provides both visual and tactile enjoyment. This is a mid-size pen that will be a comfortable fit for most users.

The Carene Essential Black Gold can be filled using international size ink cartridges, such as the Pelikan and J. Herbin cartridges we carry, or can be filled with any bottled fountain pen ink using the included converter.

Take a closer look at the engraved wave pattern on the gold cap. These curved lines provide a striking contrast to the deep black lacquer on the barrel. The clutch-cap mechanism allows for ease of use. With such a luxurious finish and functional touches, the Carene Essential Black Gold is a great value. 


The 18k solid gold inlaid nib is known for its smooth writing characteristics, and is imprinted with the Waterman trademark.



These 18k nibs are well-suited to customizations such as Cursive Italic and Left Oblique. Additional Carene nib units are available for individual sale and are easily interchangeable at home - see our Waterman nibs page for more details.


Each pen is packaged in an attractive Waterman gift box.

Measurements & Specifications

Closed Length 5.7"
Posted Length 5.8"
Barrel Length 5"
Barrel Diameter 0.5"
Section Diameter 0.3"
Ink Capacity 1.3 ml
Filling System Cartridge-Converter
Cap Type Snap
Clip With Clip
Cartridge Capacity 1.3 ml
Converter Capacity 0.5 ml
Postable Postable
Pen Weight 33.4 g
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