Renowned worldwide for superior writing instruments, this prestigious company was founded in 1883 by New York insurance broker Lewis Edson Waterman. Inspired by a newly purchased fountain pen that failed to write, causing him to lose a potential client, Waterman decided to create a more reliable design.
Establishing its reputation with state-of-the-art fountain pens, Waterman moved on to modern rollerballs and ballpoints. The rollerball merges the tradition of liquid ink with the comfort and convenience of a ballpoint, offering an even, effortless writing experience with ink that saturates more deeply for a bold, clear look. Waterman ballpoints produce consistently flawless lines with a thicker ink that never dries out in the pen.
Today Waterman pens are crafted in France and are as revered for their exquisitely shaped and richly lacquered exteriors as for the quality of their performance.