Waterman Exception Slim Black Gold

The Waterman Exception Slim Black Gold fountain pen with gold trim is square in shape but certainly not in style. This pen is the new flagship line for Waterman and has a quadrangular cross section on both the cap and barrel. Decked out in deep black lacquer, this pen takes a classic color combination and gives it a modern, geometric twist.

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An exception is something that does not follow a rule, and Waterman's new Exception Slim line of fountain pens breaks free of all conventions. With its quadrangular body that tapers into a rounded shape at the section for easier use, the Exception Slim manages to be both visually unique and fully functional at the same time. And don't let the word "slim" deceive you - slim only in comparison to the generously sized Exception standard, this is a full-sized pen that will be a comfortable fit for most users.

The Waterman logo is engraved on the wide ring band on both the front and the back. On another of the four sides "France" is engraved to indicate Waterman's home base.

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 brand cartridges. The cap pushes and pulls on and off making this fountain pen a snap for quick access to a wet ink line.

Take a closer look at the ends of the Exception Black Gold fountain pen. Both ends are square in shape, although the cap end has the Waterman "W" intricately imprinted into the tassie.

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


The black gripping section of the Exception Slim 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.

This pen is available with your choice of 18k solid gold nib. Unlike most other Waterman pens, extra nib units are not made available for purchase.

Waterman 18k nibs are well-suited to customizations including Stub, Cursive Italic, or Left Oblique - see our nib customizations page for more information.

Unless requested otherwise, each pen or nib you purchase from us will be carefully examined, tested, and optimized for your personal writing characteristics. See our nib set-up and optimization page for more details.

Measurements & Specifications

Closed Length 5.4"
Posted Length 6.5"
Barrel Length 4.2"
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 42.9 g
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