Crewe in England is a historical town in transportation engineering. The town start as an area developed around the Crewe Station — one of the most historically significant railway stations in the world. But the town is also the headquarter of Bentley, one of the car manufacturers in the UK. Bentley was founded at 18 January 1919. In 1931 Bentley was merged as a unit of Rolls-Royce. The UK government nationalised Rolls-Royce in 1971 and split it into the aerospace division (Rolls-Royce Plc) and automotive divisions (Rolls-Royce Motors Ltd). Rolls-Royce Motors was subsequently sold to Vickers; and Vickers sold Rolls-Royce Motors to VW. But the Rolls-Royce brand belonged to Rolls-Royce Plc, and it ultimately sold the brand to BMW. VW has no choice but use all the Rolls-Royce facilities in Crewe under the Bentley brand.
Graf von Faber-Castell — a line of writing instruments from the German stationery manufacturer Faber-Castell — has for some time designed a series of pen co-branded with Bentley.
Bentley Sequin is one fountain pen of this series. Like some other GvFc pens, this pen is mentioned as a handmade. It has a lacquered metal barrel, decorated with elaborate diamond pattern applied in the guilloche style. The metal part is chromed, polished to a high gloss. Lie other GcFV pens, the clip is solid and spring-loaded. Unfortunately, the most impartant part, i.e. the nib, is made only of stainless steel, plated with rhodium. Yes, I need to emphasize that it is disappointing to find a GvFC with stainless steel nib — we deserve better.