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Kala Pocket Sundial

Kala Pocket Sundial

As a family of Austrian watchmakers we have spent 23 years crafting the design of this solid brass and steel equatorial ring pocket sundial in the same purpose-built factory near Graz in Austria - and are proud to say that, because it measures just 60mm in diameter, it meets the official international sizing standard for pocket watches.

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DESCRIPTION

Made out of solid brass and steel, the Kala Pocket Sundial is a contemporary take on a historical model - the original can be found at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London.

It tells the true solar time anywhere in the world because the Sun's angle to the equatorial plane takes different values over the course of the year, and the small hole mask in the centre of the sundial is adjustable, plus set to the date.

The result is surprising accuracy estimated by experts to be consistently better than +/- 10 minutes vs. the true solar time!

Further, once setup, the sundial is a model of our planet too with the bridge parallel to the earth's axis, and it can thus be used as a precise compass - making a truly versatile instrument.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • Made of solid brass and steel with artisan black ink coating - for a reassuring weight.
  • Fully assembled weight: 40 g.
  • Ø 60 mm / 2.36 inches diameter.
  • Includes 10 language instruction manual.
  • Comes with an organic cork inlay and an elegant white slider case.
  • The outer and inner rings can be folded together for easy transport.

REVIEWS

Craftmanship

  • The Kala family has been making precision pocket sundials for 20 years in Austria.
  • Only one batch is produced each year, with every third sundial fully disassembled and checked to ensure quality.

Precision

  • Read the time anywhere in the world. The three dimensions work together like clock-work, bringing ancient calculations into a modern function.
  • Once setup, the sundial is a model of our planet with the bridge parallel to the earth's axis. It can thus be used as a precise compass too.

Uniqueness

  • Sundials were mentioned in early texts across all religions. They have been used to tell the time and navigate throughout modern history.
  • Sometimes they are an excuse to enjoy a sunny moment, Sometimes they are simply a reminder of the past. But one thing is for sure: the gift of true time is never wasted.

Craftmanship

  • The Kala family has been making precision pocket sundials for 20 years in Austria.
  • Only one batch is produced each year, with every third sundial fully disassembled and checked to ensure quality.

Precision

  • Read the time anywhere in the world. The three dimensions work together like clock-work, bringing ancient calculations into a modern function.
  • Once setup, the sundial is a model of our planet with the bridge parallel to the earth's axis. It can thus be used as a precise compass too.

Uniqueness

  • Sundials were mentioned in early texts across all religions. They have been used to tell the time and navigate throughout modern history.
  • Sometimes they are an excuse to enjoy a sunny moment, Sometimes they are simply a reminder of the past. But one thing is for sure: the gift of true time is never wasted.

How it works

The Kala Pocket Sundial is the most charming timepiece of its kind. This is a quick 4-steps how to use it.

Learn more

What our Clients are saying

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Absolutely Stunning Piece
The quality and detail of this sundial is just amazing. I personally wear it as a necklace. The service and the speed of delivery I rate at 100%
- Christine, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Beautiful Instrument
Well made. I'm glad small companies like yours exist, delivering such unique products. I wish you success in the future!
- Jacob, 2015