As usual, TWSBI is asking their fans what direction they should take on two new color schemes for the Diamond 580 fountain pen. Both pens feature a white cap, section, and piston knob, which I’m calling the White Classic. The decision comes down to what color trim should be on the pen: rose gold or chrome?
The overwhelming majority on facebook are calling out for rose gold. I typically don’t like rose gold trim, and I don’t here, but the bigger issue is that the render of the rose gold doesn’t accurately represent what rose gold really looks like. I think the render looks more like copper or bronze and may be unintentionally misleading.
Speedy doesn’t mention when these will be available, but seeing as how he actually has a real life prototype of the White Classic with chrome time, I’m guessing they won’t take that long to produce. He does state that the rose gold option would increase the price of the pen due to the higher cost of the rose gold plating, but doesn’t mention by how much.
Which one do you like and would you pay more for the rose gold trim? If you’re on facebook, feel free to drop by TWSBI’s post and leave a comment, otherwise you can do so below.