Waterman Exception Night and Day Black

The Waterman Exception in black provides an exceptional writing experience. This is the larger model with an quadrangular body and a tapered gripping section.  Dressed up in black and white metal and sporting the traditional open Waterman clip this pen is equally at home at a formal dinner and in a writer's desk. 

Waterman has discontinued the Exception Night and Day series - we are limited to remaining stock on hand, after which no more will be available.

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At first glance the Waterman Exception Night and Day Black fountain pen may appear as black as the night, but upon closer inspection thin stripes etched on two of the panels break the solid lacquer like a subtle sunrise. The square cross-section of the cap and barrel always let your fingers know where this pen is in your hand. Rhodium trim finishes the look with a bright daylight reflection.

The Exception is a surprisingly well-balanced pen.

This is modernist fountain pen, inspired by both deco and streamline design and by the night and day motif which dates back to the 1920's when Waterman's pen company used a silver overlay on black hard rubber to convey this theme. 

Notice the precision-cut design of the open rhodium clip, a design feature that Waterman has used since the 1960s, which complements the quadrangular shape of the pen.


This pen uses Waterman's cartridge-converter system, which allows it to be filled using any bottled fountain pen ink using the provided converter. It can also use Waterman, Pelikan and J. Herbin brand cartridges. The cap pushes and pulls on and off, making this fountain pen a snap for quick access to a wet ink line.

The black gripping section of the Exception is contoured so that it matches the square shape of the barrel at its base, then tapers towards the nib. Attention to ergonomic detail is a hallmark of the contemporary Waterman brand.

Both ends of the Exception are square in shape, although the cap end has the Waterman "W" intricately cast into the round tassie.

This pen is provided standard with your choice of 18k solid gold rhodium-plated nib. Waterman 18k nibs are well-suited to customizations including Stub, Cursive Italic, or Left Oblique.

Measurements & Specifications

Closed Length 5.6"
Posted Length 6.7"
Barrel Length 4.4"
Barrel Diameter 0.5"
Section Diameter 0.4"
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 56.5 g
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