The barrel is acrylic, and mine is Lapis Blue (or Blue Mosaic or Blue Marble) colour. It is a very nice colour and the acrylic is very bright and shiny, but somehow it doesn’t have the depth of colour or intensity that I expected. I am a little disappointed to say that in my personal opinion old Conway Stewart Nippy pencils and their ilk have a depth and intensity of colour that outshines the Centennial. Now don’t get me wrong, the Centennial is a beautiful thing, it’s just I expected a little more in the colour department.
The presentation case is nice, with velvet flock covering, and notes Parker’s Royal Warrant.
The gold trims are very classy.The mechanism is 0.9mm screw action - the lead is advanced or retracted by winding the gold top round.The eraser and its gold mounting ring are truly a sight to behold.A very beautiful pencil, but you certainly pay a pretty price to own one!