Classic Century Lustrous Chrome Ball-Point Pen. A pen poised for compliments, the Classic Century Lustrous Chrome ball-point pen offers unequalled Cross craftsmanship in a brilliant chrome plated finish. An American classic-since 1946. An icon of mid-century modern design, this is the Cross pen everyone knows and loves. We may have come a long way since then but this nostalgic favorite spans sixty years of poems and letters, good wishes and thank you's.