Luxurious, classic style and the durability of high-end craftsmanship make the Classic Century 0.5MM pencil a flawless choice. Featuring a Red finish , these elegantly styled writing utensils will perform well for years to come, making them a great choice for sophisticated professionals. Established in 1846, the A.T. Cross Company is one of the oldest manufacturers of fine writing instruments. With more than 21 registered patents, the A. T. Cross Company developed and marketed many important "firsts" in the field of writing instruments, including the propel-repel mechanical pencil and the Stylographic pen. Their repertoire has expanded over the years to include luxurious timepieces and beautiful, personal accessories. The exceptional quality of Cross products is attributed to a design process dedicated to luxurious details and to Cross' employees, who share in the company's goal of quality in the manufacturing process. Cross allows any employee in production to reject a part or product that appears faulty, dramatically increasing the overall integrity of their products. All Cross writing instruments are guaranteed against mechanical failure, regardless of age.