One new product announcement today from Iguana Sell would have been great but we got two! In addition to the M205 Amethyst Demonstrator detailed in the previous post, we were also made aware of the upcoming release of Pelikan’s new Souverän M600 Pink which seems to be targeted specifically for the ladies. Being marketed as part of a ‘Ladies Collection,’ this seems to be a new effort on the company’s part as I cannot recall any prior product with such a focused target audience. You’ll very quickly notice that it’s the pink striped barrel that sets this model apart from its siblings.
Since Iguana Sell seems to be breaking the news of these new releases, there is not yet any official information available from Pelikan. This is an M600 which means that it is a medium-sized pen in Pelikan’s line-up, an interesting choice for a lady’s pen. Keeping with the specifications of the line, it should be 5.28 inches capped, 6.10 inches posted, 0.49 inches in diameter, with a weight of 0.57 ounces. These hold about 1.30mL of ink. The cap, section, and piston knob appear to be made of white resin, reminiscent of the material of the Tortoiseshell White model. The striped section will likely be made from cellulose acetate as is the company’s convention. Like the other Souveräns, the furniture will be 24C plated gold and includes two trim rings at the piston knob, two cap bands, and a trim ring at the section, all standard Souverän fare. The cap top will also be plated in 24C gold. This model will follow on the heels of the M600 Vibrant Green which was released last year.
I also expect this to be a special edition likely to only be produced in limited quantities. No surprises here either that the available nib sizes will be limited to EF, F, M, and B only. The nib will be the standard, modern 14C-585 two toned gold nib that adorns the rest of the M600 line. A K600 ballpoint pen in the same finish will also be available. Along with this release will be a new type of gift packaging adorned with pink laces. It is reported that this pen will be available sometime around September of this year.
According to Iguana Sell, European prices will be as follows;
- Souverän M600 Pink Special Edition Fountain Pen – 370 € (~$417)
- Souverän K600 Pink Special Edition Ballpoint Pen – 270 € (~$304)
Personally, this is not the pen for me but I remain excited with Pelikan’s direction this year. I do question choosing the M600 model for a ladies pen as the M4oo would seem perhaps better suited to smaller hands but we will have to wait and see if the design pays off. This certainly could make a nice gift for that special someone come this year’s holiday season. What are your thoughts on this new pink model?