Originally released in 1978, Platinum 3776, is one of Platinum's iconic pen series and over the years, Platinum has added many colors as well as limited and special editions to the 3776 line. 3776 stands for the height of Mount Fuji, the highest mountain and when it was first released in 1978, it was awarded the "Good Design Prize" by the Japanese government. In 2011, the "Century 3776" series was released in honor of the approaching 100th anniversary of Platinum and was designed to maintain the quality standards defined by the original 3776 combined with the needs of a modern fountain pen user: new sleek design, comfortable writing balance, and smooth flow. Century 3776 employs Platinum's own "Slip and Seal Mechanism" that employs a spring in the cap to force an air tight closure around the nib, thus preventing ink from drying out in this fountain pen for up to a year.
Two heart-shaped pieces, which are punched out to make the breather hole on the pen nib, are placed together with crystals in the dome at the top of the pen.While the heart pieces are usually melted down and reused as a material, the new “Shape of a Heart” model incorporates them in the design.The pair of heart-shaped pieces enclosed in the dome gives a feeling of connection with your partner, making it an ideal gift for someone precious.The first commemorative model features two gold hearts-shaped pieces while the black body applied with pink-gold finished nib, clip and trim represents a design unique to the limited model. The crystals in the dome at the top add a special taste to the pen.