The latest oversized fountain pen from Conway Stewart is the Chartwell, an imposing rendition based on our classic Winston model. The Chartwell is named after Sir Winston Churchill's principal residence from 1922 until his death in 1965. Churchill's home at Chartwell near Westerham in Kent is currently owned by the National Trust and is open to the public, serving as a museum dedicated to the life of Britain's premier statesman.
The Conway Stewart Chartwell is a striking instrument, an oversized interpretation of the classic flat-top design common to the 1920s that has been brought into the present with a gentle curve to the barrel end, as well as rounding of the cap top edge. In addition to these immediately visible adaptations, the Chartwell also features the same slight taper towards the section that allows for this model to be comfortable in the grip for a wide range of hand sizes. The use of carefully sized solid brass liners in the barrel further adds to the spectacular feel of the Chartwell in the hand.
Crafted of gleaming solid black resin, the Chartwell features an elegantly designed engraving pattern along the full length of both cap and barrel, continuing down the section to the nib. The intricate engraving catches the light, bringing the pen to life in the hand. The pattern was created with an eye to capturing the original style of the Chartwell house as it was redesigned by architect Philip Tilden in the early 1920s when the Churchills purchased the estate. Crossing lines form an interlocking pattern that runs continuously along the length of the pen. The cap is also engraved with the model name, and individual Limited Edition number.
The trim on the Chartwell is limited to only the clip, a traditional Conway Stewart washer style in silver to accent the rhodium plating on the 18 carat solid gold nib. Filling is via the reliable and convenient cartridge converter system, and the nib is available in a choice of eight grades, Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, Extra Broad, as well as Italic Fine, Italic Medium, and Italic Broad for those seeking an extra flair. Writing with the Chartwell is a pleasure due to the superb balance and weight of this fine writing instrument. The barrel is carefully crafted to ensure that the pen balances easily in the hand, leaving the nib to glide across the paper effortlessly.
Writing Mode: Fountain Pen
Dimensions: Closed: 142 mm - Posted 178 mm - Barrel incl nib 137 mm - Cap 66 mm - Barrel Diam 15 mm - Cap Diam 18 mm - Weight 54 gms
Nib Grades: Large 18 carat solid gold nib with Rhodium plating in a choice of eight grades: Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, Extra Broad, Italic Fine, Italic Medium, Italic Broad
Retail List Price: Fountain Pen - £484 €581 $820
Numbered: XX of 50
Packaging: Conway Stewart exclusive Churchill presentation gift case accompanied by a book of Churchill quotes, Churchill Cigar and a bottle of Conway Stewart ink
Retail List Price Fountain Pen - £484 €581 $820