This is no ordinary blue, this blue is elegant, refined and intense. This roller with a satin smooth barrel and complementing brushed palladium trims smoothly clicks to reveal a writing experience like none other. This cap less roller ball collection is created for those who wish to re-discover the joy of writing with an ink pen and the convenience of a refill. It writes with a wonderful and precise flow with ball and ink, but unlike a fountain pen, does not need a protective cap.?Only the slightest effort is required in getting the ball to roll and the ink to hit the paper. The ink dries out almost instantly and is non smudging. Best of all, the clip neatly retracts into the body when ready for use and pops out when ready to be placed in the pocket so it protects against accidently staining your pocket The ink dries out almost instantly and is non smudging. 100% made in Germany Lamy offers a two year global warranty against manufacturing defects.