Waterman Exception Slim Blue

The Waterman Exception Slim Blue Fountain pen with Rhodium Trim brings new meaning to being called "square." This pen is the new flagship line for Waterman and has a square cross section on both the cap and barrel. The blue lacquer and silver trim create a sleek finish for this daring classic. The fit and finish of this fountain pen are impeccable.

$359.00
our price
$446.00
retail
Free nib set-up and optimization included.

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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 conventions. With its quadrangular body that tapers into a rounded shape at the section for a comfortable grip, 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.

Notice the geometric design of the open rhodium clip, a design feature that Waterman has used since the 1960s, which complements the quadrangular shape of the pen. The Waterman logo is engraved on the wide ring band on both the front and the back.

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

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.

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 rhodium-plated 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.

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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