In 1982, the "Souverän M400", a renewal of the model 400 was launched
and Pelikan began to live up to earlier successes. Both fountain
pens were identical from the outside, merely the ink feed and the
mechanism slightly differed from each other.
It was at this time that a revival of writing with fountain pens took
place, not necessarily in everyday situations, but for writing
personal letters, for placing signatures and as a status symbol.
This was expressed by the corresponding models.