The original #3776 series was designed by the late writing expert Haruo Umeda, known as Mr. Fountain Pen, along with the design team at Platinum Pen Company. Their aim was simple: to create the ideal fountain pen. The #3776 was launched in 1978. After just six months, over 150,000 pens had been sold, and its popularity has been maintained ever since. The #3776 expresses the height in meters of Mt. Fuji, the highest and most beautiful peak in Japan.