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Kala Pocket Nocturnal

Kala Pocket Nocturnal

Regular price $56.00
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ONLY ONE BATCH PRODUCED EACH YEAR.

⟶ A pocket star clock that tells the time at night at any location in the northern hemisphere using the fixed stars visible in the night sky!

⟶ Features a historic tide computer on the reverse, helping you determine the time of high tides at your current location!

⟶ Measures just 60mm / 2.36 inches in diameter, fitting easily in your pocket and meeting the international sizing standard for pocket watches!

⟶ Will remain accurate for many years because the variation in the direct ascension varies very little over the course of centuries, making it a truly long-lived instrument!

⟶ Produced to our designs & exacting standards by our friend Joaquin and his small team outside of Madrid, Spain!

⟶ Solid brass construction, with every Nocturnal carefully hand-checked to ensure quality!

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  • Fast US shipping (usually 2-3 days)
  • Lifetime manufacturer's warranty

ABOUT THE NOCTURAL

Produced in a small workshop outside of Madrid, Spain, this carefully crafted instrument measures just 60 mm (around 2 inches) in diameter and meets the international sizing standards for pocket watches. Made out of solid brass, the Kala Pocket Nocturnal and Tide Computer is a contemporary take on historical models.

The nocturnal is a star clock that is used to obtain the time at night using fixed stars visible in the northern hemisphere. On the backside is a historic tide computer, helping you determine the time of high tides at your current location.

This charming instrument can only be used on the Northern Hemisphere as it relies on the Polar Star (Polaris) to tell your local time. It will remain operationally accurate for many years because the variation in the direct ascension varies very little over the course of centuries, making it a truly long-lived instrument and unique gift.

SPECIFICATIONS

⟶ Made of solid brass and steel with artisan black ink coating (providing a reassuring weight)

⟶ Fully assembled weight: 60g.

⟶ Ø 60 mm / 2.36 inches diameter.

⟶ Includes 2 language instruction manual (English and German)

⟶ Comes with an organic cork inlay and an elegant grey slider case.

SHIPPING & RETURNS

We ship to time enthusiasts all over the world! Rates are calculated when you get to the checkout, and if you are in the EU or USA your Nocturnal will usually arrive in 2-3 days.

Returns are no problem either - just contact us via the chat button on this website to get things arranged.

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CRAFTMANSHIP

 

For this new and special product we used our 25+ years experience to find the perfect partner across Europe.

Joaquin and his team have decades of experience producing historical instruments and achieve the highest quality - with every Nocturnal carefully checked before it leaves our workshop.

PRECISION

 

This charming instrument can only be used in the Northern Hemisphere as it relies on the Polar Star to tell your local time.

The Nocturnal really brings to life the interplay between different celestial bodies (Polaris and Kochab, the brightest and second brightest stars within the little dipper asterism) and manages to demonstrate surprising accuracy.

UNIQUENESS

 

Nocturnals have been used for many centuries and Polaris, one of the probably most known stars in our night sky, has always fascinated humans due to its brightness and relatively stationary position in the night sky. We couldn’t resist engaging in this unique product which has long been forgotten.

Using your Nocturnal

The Kala Pocket Nocturnal is a truly long-lived instrument and unique gift. This is a quick 4-steps on how to use it.

How Tide Computer works

The Tide Computer helps you determine the time of high tides at your current location. This is a quick 3-steps how to use it.