Waterman Carene Ombres et Lumières

Being made available by Waterman for a limited time only, the Carene Ombres et Lumières fountain pen pays homage to Paris, the City of Lights. High-gloss black lacquer on the cap begins to dissipate into a black silkscreen ombre design over a white matte barrel. Rhodium trim shines like the lights of the French city at night. The curvaceous spring-loaded rhodium clip adds to the feeling of motion. This pen embodies a bustling Parisian night, full of lights and people.

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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.

In French, "Carene" means to incline to one side, like a ship under sail. Looking at the Carene from a side view, you can see the way its uniquely tapered shape appears to mimic a leaning boat.


Note the ombre pattern. Though it is simple in form, the design highlights the elegance of black and white. The Waterman name is engraved in the rhodium cap band, demonstrating great attention to detail.

The Carene Ombres et Lumières is a mid-size pen that will be a comfortable fit for most users. It 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.

The 18k solid gold rhodium-plated 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.



Each Ombres et Lumières pen is packaged in an attractive Waterman gift box. The blue inner box holds the fountain pen and a starter ink cartridge, while the outer box mirrors the fashionable black and white design of the pen itself.

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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