Captain's Sundial Compass with Rosewood Box is the perfect collector's item for any nautical enthusiast. Use the curved scale on the top of this hinged sundial to set your local latitude angle. The sun's shadow cast by the sundial's vane marks the local time. The marvelous design of this compass features a needle lift mechanism to protect the compass' jeweled bearing when being transported. You can also precisely align the sundial with the adjustable legs. The top of the sundial can lay down flat, and both the latitude scale and the sundial vane are hinged to lay flat for compact storage. This polished brass sundial comes in a beautiful hardwood case.