Rotating hourglass

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Reproduction of the rotating hourglasses widely used in navigation during the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries

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This type of rotating hourglass was widely used in navigation, in principle because of its ease of making the turn that sailors had to make every half hour to the clock, in order to know, although only approximately, the latitude of the ship and Then because it is equipped with a compass, essential in seafaring for the ship’s proper direction.

Our hourglass is a minituarized symbolic reproduction, which no longer intends such use, because it is only one minute due to its small size, but it is a beautiful example of those instruments that were and formed part of so many discoveries beyond the seas. , during the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.

It is made of wood and brass and beautifully decorated with a compass rose at its base.

It is accompanied by a brief historical review of the hourglass.


Height: 13.5cm

Base: 9 x 9cm

Watch diameter: 5cm

Additional information

Weight 2,8 kg
Dimensions 0,25 × 0,15 × 0,12 cm

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