Description The Pilot Vanishing Point fountain pen Limited Edition for 2022 is the Red Coral, and it has a unique design – the 18k gold nib retracts! This makes for an eye-catching conversation piece and also ensures the pen is ready at the push of a button. The moment you are ready to write, so is the Vanishing Point. Once the writing is done, an ingeniously designed door closes over the retracted nib to prevent the ink from drying out.The Pilot Red Coral Vanishing Point features a shimmering coral red body with rhodium-plated trim and a rhodium-plated 18k gold MEDIUM nib. The clip is designed to hold the nib in an upward position when the pen is not in use which prevents the pen from accidentally opening when clipped to a shirt pocket. This Limited Edition color is restricted to 2022 pens.Pilot chose the red coral that grows at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea as the inspiration for the 2022 Limited Edition Vanishing point for its glimmering, vibrant red hues. For thousands of centuries, amulets of coral were worn for protection during sea voyages. Coral is traditionally believed to guard against evil and ill will. Red is also the color that summons good fortune, health, and strength.The Pilot Vanishing Point fountain pen is packaged with a proprietary piston converter, Pilot cartridges and a cartridge cap.