Since 1908, the Polychromos® has been the perfect embodiment of an artist's color pencil for many users worldwide. For 111 years they have been relied on for their thick 3.8mm break-resistant leads with superior pigments of unsurpassed lightfastness and brilliance. The pencils have a soft, vibrant color laydown, are smudge proof and water-resistant. The limited edition retro tin celebrates the anniversary by showcasing the 1908 design. The color assortment and design of the pencils reflect the historic original.