$25.0030 Minute Hourglass
$79.0030 Minute Hourglass on Stand
Ship’s hourglasses were calibrated to the
half hours of the ship’s watch, and if the
helmsman didn’t turn the hourglass too
early it actually doubled in defining
longitude. Navigators tried to keep count
of the hours; the galleons wrecked on the
Western Australian reefs remind us of the
perils of incorrectly kept time.
This handsome, classic hourglass once ruled the
schedule on a French Admiral’s command vessel.
A wonderful gift,
an accessory with an