n 2005 Parker presented the Latitude, it replaced the Inflection, which was discontinued, and the two pens were in fact in many ways very similar. But while the Inflection had a clip with very broad and black feathers, the feathers on the Latitude were made in the same material as the clip. Also while the Inflection had a semi-hidden nib, very similar to the Parker "45" and Parker Arrow, the Latitude had a more traditional nib. Like the Inflection, the Latitude was aimed at the middle priced gift market. It was advertised: "embodies a highly original, non-conformist individuality. In form and ornament, it rebels against traditional convention whilst retaining an unrivalled quality inherant to a Parker pen. It is a unique alternative, an enigmatic article."
It was a somewaht large and heavy pen, weighing about 25 grams.
he Latitude was offered in all four styles, Fountain Pen, Roller Ball, Ball Point and Mechanical Pencil. The Fountain Pen came in two different nib styles, 23K gold plated stainless steel, and stainless steel. Standard nib grades were available in fine and medium, but extra fine and broad could be ordered. It used cartridges or a converter.
The Latitude came in a hard shell plastic gift box, with an outer cardboard box, both in grey.
The Roller Ball was a cap on — cap off pen, and took standard roller ball refills. The Ball Point was a twist action, while the Mechanical Pencil had a two step action feed. The first twist lowered the lead support tube, and the second lowered the 0.5 mm lead. This was an effort to prevent the lead tube snaggling and bending.